Wednesday, July 16, 2008


A daycare just around the corner just called to tell us that they have a space for Fenner in September. J doesn't have to be back at work until October so this gives us a whole month to get used to it. It's pretty much a perfect set up in a very competitive market to get good daycare.

Considering it makes me barf in my mouth just to imagine it we'll need all the time we can get to "transition". The tour is on Friday - I secretly hope to find used needles in the corners so that I can righteously keep her with me forever.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Stage Six: 2008 Tour de Fleece

We've just gotten home from the first real summer cottage weekend at the cottage. Glorious.

Tour de Fleece news: Have Navajo plied all singles on premises, I have enough for children's tuques for this winter. The pink stuff is much more subtle in real life - I spent a lot of time blending and spinning it waiting for my bun to arrive. I give myself the Yellow Jersey on this one because I did the muted green skein while feeding and putting Fenner to sleep.

I am woman hear me roar.
Stage Seven: Spin and ply box of fluff purchased at the Knitters Frolic this year. I have 3/4 of bobbin done. Fenner is irresistably attracted to this fluff so the spinning of it is for the nighttime - if I can get up after she falls asleep. This is my original goal. If I can do this, I have a secondary goal waiting in the wings. 3lbs of Romni needing dyeing.
I still knit and here is proof: a finished pair of socks. I have shawls on the needles (more on that later) as well as a couple of 'almost done' projects that I'm quite excited about.
We were up North at our cottage this weekend for the first time since cottage opening. It was much warmer then in the spring. I took Fenner swimming in the lake FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. The turtle method is what we opted for as the water was still pretty cold. Fenner road on my belly as I kicked around.
She was very brave.
Then very tired. She slept for almost two hours on the dock rocking with the waves.
Very tired and edible Bun.

We don't often use a playpen but she really enjoyed being outside in it. She was able to stand and crawl and fall down without being hurt. After a few hours of being held she really needs her freedom and this let's her have it.

She is so funny.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

To begin, one must start...

It's been tough finding the energy to write anything after a day of working and a life that begs to be snorgled, nevermind something that might be vaguely digestible by anything outside my own brain.

I love July 1st almost as much as January 1, not just because it's Canada Day, but because I get to make a whole list of resolutions that I can add to or focus on from New Years. I use lists to manage my crazy - what do you do?

It's was a spectacular month June was, and I hope everyone felt like this on Canada Day.

We've moved into our house which would have been the first hitchless move I'd ever had but the City of Toronto showed up 10 minutes before our movers to rip out the sidewalk right in front of our house. I brought them coffee and croissants from Bonjour Brioche and they started at the other end of the street. I'd like to take this moment to thank J's folks for saving our bacon. And the concept of slings. Her head was not always flexed like this - there is a fan and god help us all if we should walk by a fan without a moment to contemplate the awesome hypnotic power of it's blades.We're coming off of a magical four day weekend that we spent chilling out and trying to get into a habit of living together again.

We spent the last couple of quite hours after putting Fenner to sleep picking paint for a couple of rooms on our back porch listening to our pond and enjoying some wine. Since summer finally arrived in Toronto the weekend we took ownership of the love shack, my focus has been our small backyard and patio - that is having friends and family over to drink wine on it. Fenner loves having the green as well.
She has been exhibiting behavious quite contrary to my liking - actions like standing up, opening drawers, crawling towards stairs and as if proving that she has antennae to the single electrical outlet on the whole floor without a cover. Let's have a moment of silence for the tired tired cat shall we?