Oct 31, 2017


Started my day drinking coffee while the little girls put up Halloween decorations.  They had so much fun!

Oct 28, 2017


I have no motivation to do things today.  I am so tired.  So beyond the regular cooking, cleaning and such, I am doing next to nothing.  I am drinking coffee and enjoying quiet t8me until it is time to leave for work.

Oct 27, 2017


Early day into work today. It was crazy getting ready because the cable guy was in to fix our cable and I had so much to do before my shift.   At least I get to go home early today.

Oct 26, 2017

Taking A Moment

Just taking a moment to enjoy the relationship my girls share:

Oct 25, 2017

Wordless Wednesday


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Little Prince is obviously happy to be home.  He played with his sister's for a couple of hours and then went to bed and slept for 14 hours!!  He is a happy, contented boy today.

And as for the girls, I have them working on the messes they made.  While they are happy to have me and my cooking skills home.

Oct 24, 2017


Well, it has been a long day, but we are home and Little Prince and Prince Charming are resting.  I am trying to clear up the disaster that the big girls made while I was gone.  I am on my third load of dishes and my second bag of garbage.

Oct 23, 2017

Today's the Day

Today went really well.  Little Prince didn't sleep that well last night but he handle the surgery super well.  I am so proud of him.

This is him enjoying the hotel room:

In the hospital hiding

Loving the toys the nurses brought him

Medicated and falling asleep.

Eating lunch trying not to worry about my boy 

Out of surgery sleeping off the meds.

Awake but feeling groggy

Feeling better

Watching the lights waiting to leave the hospital.

Oct 22, 2017

On Our Way

We are on our way to town for Little Prince's dental surgery.  I am a little nervous but he is just excited about the car ride.  I love this boy.

Oct 21, 2017


It occurred to me that in all my getting through the day to day stuff, I had in no way prepared for my trip to Halifax for Little Prince's dental surgery tomorrow.  So today before work, I ran around getting things together and getting easy foods for Princess Belle to get for their meals while I am gone.  I had literally 15 minutes to see the kids before work.

Oct 20, 2017


I got called into work early today and basically missed my family today.  I saw them long enough to make supper, tidy the kitchen and then leave for work.   When I got home, they were in bed.  I came up a complete mess and a quiet house after working nine hours.

Oct 19, 2017

Little Prince

Little Prince threw a big temper tantrum as I was leaving for work.  It took me 15 minutes to get out the door.  He was yelling and kicking and scratching.  It was horrible!  I hope he had a better time after I left.

Oct 18, 2017


I am making an effort to be more positive lately.  I am also getting the girls to help me more.  I have to work, I hate being , but I don't have to be miserable all the time.

Oct 17, 2017

Next Week

Next week, Little Prince has dental surgery.  I am a little nervous for my boy, but I know he needs it.  It will mean several days in the city, staying one hotel, I hope it all goes okay.

Oct 16, 2017


In my continued effpet to count blessings, I am loving the way the fall colors are brightening up the valley.

Oct 15, 2017


Today, I am grateful for big snuggly hugs from little girls in fuzzy jammies, little giggles, that first cup of coffee in the morning, and people who make me smile when I am feeling down.  I am grateful for the little things that get me through long days.  Today I counting my blessings, it is a good thing to do, even on days when they are harder to see.

Oct 14, 2017

Farmer's market fun

I dropped by opening day of the Winter farmer's market today.  It was a nice time out before heading home to make supper before I leave for work.  I caught a few moments of the mayor facing challengers in a Conner competition and that was fun, as was chatt8ng with the Farmers.  I got some great stuff and an going to make salsa and salsa Verde out of some of my haul.

Oct 13, 2017


I guess the thing that has been on my mind is that I don't feel very good at this whole balancing act.   In my head, all I can do is list all the way I am failing my kids, I lay in bed and go over all things that I am not doing well, and all the ways that they let me know they are feeling the loss of my presence.  I just feel l8ke a failure.

Oct 12, 2017


After a lovely couple of days off, spending time with my kids, feeling grateful, I am going back to work.  I would honestly rather have teeth pulled.  I know it will be fine, I will enjoy my work-mates, but I just want to be home with my babies.  I guess the fact that Little Prince had me up a lot last night and so I am SO tired isn't helping.

Oct 10, 2017


I love fall.  I love the colors, the trees, the decorations, I love it all.  Just driving through the country makes me smile.


I am so grateful to have a day off.  Yesterday I was on the go all day.  In the morning I got up and was at a thing for Prince Charming's work and there was 10 minutes between that and when I started work.  It was a LONG day.

Oct 6, 2017

Letting Go

When I was getting ready to leave for work yesterday, I had to change Little Prince.  I had had a couple of days off and he didn't want me to leave, so he wrapped his little legs around mine to hold me there with him.  My poor boy.  I wish I could make him understand.

Oct 5, 2017


When I realize I am supposed to be at work an hour early, 20 minutes away from my house, 20 minutes before I am supposed to start, it makes for a crazy day.  No coffee before work, no healthy lunch packed, just run, run, run.

Oct 4, 2017


After two days off, I have accomplished a lot.  The living room and dining room look SO much better, the kitchen floor is reasonably clean (The girls and I scrubbed it on our knees with scrubbies), the playroom is improved, and I did laundry, made a pot of broth and baked a zucchini casserole.  Then the girls and I  did a little fall decorating.  It feels do much better to have it look better around here.

Oct 3, 2017

Too Old

The little girls and I spent today cleaning.  I am exhausted but at least I am half way through my cleaning list.

Princess Magpie started to cry today because she wants to earn money to get us a new home to live in because she knows that is what I am working for.  It broke my heart.  I explained that she helps by helping with Little Prince, by helping clean, and by being a good girl.  I told her that she makes it easier for me to go to work. I told het that as long as we have a roof over our heads, food in our cupboards, and each other, we have everything we need and she doesn't need to worry.  My sweet girl, worried to much for a little girl.

Oct 2, 2017

What I Want

I am sitting in my car in the parking lot.  I have my lunch. I am all ready for work.  I don't want to.  I want to start my car and go home.  I want make spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread for supper.  I want to play the name game with Little Prince.  I want to watch a show with my girls and sit chatting with Prince Charming.  I want to go home. *Sigh* I guess I will put on my happy face and go to work.


I am trying to get some house cleaning done around the house so that I can put up a few fall decorations on my days off.

The little girls are tidying the playroom (when they are not playing in it LOL).  And on my first day off the girls and I are going scrub the kitchen floor by hand with scrubbers I bought at the dollar store.

I can't wait to put up a few fall decorations.

Oct 1, 2017

Good Things.

I love the people I work with.  I love that they think of me when they are out and I love that they sometimes bring me little goodies.  I love that my favorite person at work fancied up my coffee today.