Nov 30, 2019

What Better Way?

It is a wintery, snowy Saturday.  So, we are spending it inside, cozy and warm.  I am curled up in my favorite chair, by the Christmas tree watching a Christmas movie.  What better way could I spend the last day of November?

Day six

Day six of my 30 day Advent Calendar of Christmas Earrings. Today: dangly Christmas bells. (I'll be jingling all day)

Nov 29, 2019

Poor Girl

Poor Princess Snifflefritz wasn't feeling well in school today.  She got a little stressed out in gym class after recess and got sick in the changes room.  We brought her home, pampered her, and let her relax.  It is Friday anyway, so she has the whole weekend to take it easy.

Day Five

Day five of my 30 day Advent Calendar of Christmas Earrings. Today: pretty little reindeer

Nov 28, 2019

Day Four

Day four of my 30 day Advent Calendar of Christmas Earrings. Today: pretty Christmas trees.

Nov 26, 2019

Not For Him

My boy is NOT a cold weather boy.  He doesn't like to feel cold at all.  As soon  as the weather turned cold, his waiting outside for the bus ended.  He steps outside, turns to me, says, "Inaide?" And, we head inside to watch through the door.  Silly boy.

Day Two

Day two of my 30 day Advent Calendar of Christmas Earrings. Today: adorable Christmas wreaths

Nov 25, 2019

Day One

Today is day one of my homemade advent calendar of Christmas earrings.  Every day I will wear a different pair of seasonal earrings! Isn't that fun? Some are small, some are bigger, but all are perfect for the season.

For day one I have cute little red gifts:

Nov 24, 2019

What A Difference

Yesterday I was challenged to compare a picture of myself now with a picture from a decade ago.

Here was what I found:

A decade ago I was near the end of my pregnancy with Princess Snifflefritz.  I was HUGE! I look like a giant beach ball.  All these years later I could actually pick up my almost 10 year old little girl and still weigh less than I did then!!  But that's okay, in the last ten years I have lost a few inches, a chin or two, and gained two beautiful babies.

Nov 23, 2019


Princess Magpie and Princess Snifflefritz had their first sleepover at a friends house today.  They are both extremely excited.  I worry a little bit, but I happy that they get to have this experience.

Nov 22, 2019


Today I dragged my sick, tired, achy butt out of the house. I had errands to run, and it's Friday. They couldn't wait. So, being a mommy, I pulled up my big girl panties, and got to work. I left the house to go trudging around in the cold for 6 hours. But, I got it all done tonight, I am miserable. I did not have supper. Had some yogurt, put on my fuzzy sleeper, had some tea and called it a day. But, everything is done, my kids are happy, my house is warm, and I will eventually get over this flu. It's not so bad.

Nov 20, 2019

Not Again!!

I have never been so sick as when my kids went to public school. I am sick again! I am freezing, I had the chills and shaking and can't get warm. This very moment I am wearing socks, gym pants, a long sleeve sweater, a fuzzy sleeper and a blanket and I'm still shivering. Last night, I got out a bed to get pain killers because my joints were hurting so bad, and I got so sick I almost couldn't get back to bed. I got in my room, and fell sideways across my bed with my feet hanging off. I couldn't move for about a half an hour. When I was able to move, I just turned sideways on the bed and covered up. Apparently, I have the immune system of a kindergartener.

Nov 19, 2019

Icy Winter Wonderland

We woke up to an icy wonderland today.  Everything is covered in icy
  And, it's really pretty (as long as I get to stay inside with my nice hot coffee and my Christmas movies. )

Nov 18, 2019


Today I was reminded that people really are lovely.  I am truly blessed to have all of you and all of my friends, and all of Prince Charming's family in my life. 


I think Little Prince has an allergic reaction to dairy.  I gave him Boost this weekend and I was thrilled that he loved it.  But the second day he had a horrible reaction.  He still has a rash on his face, and I have at least one more load of Laundry as a result of his other reactions.  I guess I will have to find another way to boost his calorie intake.


It was suggested to me that I set up a GoFundMe to help us out.  I have never done anything like this before, but my babies still believe in Santa and I can't even afford to buy stocking stuffers right now.  The food bank is the only way we will get by this month.  I have never had a year like this and I am embarrassed to admit how hard this year is for us.

So, I thought I would put myself out there and set one up: Christmas Angels.  Don't feel any pressure, I know this time of the year is hard for a lot of people. But, if you feel like being a Christmas Angel by helping us, we would appreciate it.

Nov 17, 2019

Speaking to Me

I was watching a Christmas movie today. And, it felt like it was talking to me. The mother in the story is talking with a her friend and says," I don't even know what I'm going to put under the Christmas tree this year". Her friend says," it will all work out. It always works out at Christmas. All you have to do is have a little hope."  I needed to hear that. I need to have a little faith it'll all be okay.

Also today, Grandpa Grumpy has said he may have a solution for our winter tires. On his birthday, he may have come up with solution for our winter tire problem. I guess, an early "Merry Christmas!" is all I can say.

I am being creative with the few groceries we have left.  Last night I invented taco pizza, and today I made a peach pancake bake.  Wonder what I can invent for tonight.

Nov 16, 2019

The View

My house looks beautiful with all the Christmas decorations. One thing about having a smaller house, is that our decorations fill the whole place up. It's just so pretty. The living room bright and beautiful. And the dining room has a lovely glow about it that just makes me so happy. When I'm feeling down, I put on a favorite movie, and enjoy the view of the tree beside me. It's the first time I put the tree between the two chairs in living room and having right beside makes me happy.

Nov 15, 2019

My boy

Yesterday, he stayed at school, but he slept all afternoon.  Today, he woke up asking to go to school.  So, I decided to send him in. 

My boy finally seems to be feeling better!! He had a good day in school for the first time to since he got sick. He ate most of his lunch in school, and there's some extra snacks in his bag that it looks like he was eating. He came home and drank juice, he had a snack and then later he ate three sandwiches. He is happy, he is playing, and he seems healthy.

I also went out and bought some high calorie Boost for him. I want to boost his weight up a little bit to be honest. He's lost some weight since he's been sick. And, he was already way too small. The doctor said he was underweight before he even got sick. He didn't need to lose this weight. So I am a happy mommy with a happy boy. What more can I ask for it.

Nov 14, 2019


So the school called to tell me Little Prince was having a full-blown meltdown. They want to know if maybe he was tired. Then they suggested maybe he was hungry. I let them know that he had got a lot of sleep last night, and so he could probably be hungry. He hasn't been eating well lately. So, they said they would head down to lunch and call me back if he was still upset.

The truth is, he could just want to come home.  He hasn't been enjoying school as much since he was home sick for a week.

In the meantime, I'm sitting here on pins and needles wondering whether or not the school is going to call me. I possibly have a couple hours to clean the house and do make supper or I'll have to get up and go get Little Prince. This not knowing thing sucks.

Nov 13, 2019


I am done decorating.  The little girls helped me finish the tree and I wrapped the railing outside.  The house looks so cheerful and cozy.

Nov 12, 2019

Today is the Day

In the spirit of getting in the Christmas mood, I decorated our house today. It was actually fun. It was cute to see the kids so excited. Little Prince came in saw all the decorations and said, "Gifts!" and "Christmas." That means he understands Christmas. And that's really exciting. He was fascinated by the lights and by all the pretty decorations. The only thing I have left to do is put the put the ornaments on the tree. And the Princesses wanted to help with that.  They are going to do that tomorrow. As for me, I am tired but the decorations make me happy. 

Nov 11, 2019


I am putting together a list of cookies and other baked goods that the kids and I can make before Christmas using the things I have in my pantry.  So far I have:
- gingerbread
- peanut butter cookies
- shortbread cookies
- biscuits
- banana bread
- would cornbread be too odd?

We also can make salt dough ornaments!  That will be fun.

Nov 10, 2019

My One Wallow

Here's my little complaint post and then I will try to be positive and festive.

The thing is, I have the kids taken care of.  I will make Christmas happen, they have winter coats, we have snacks for school, but there are things that I can't make happen. The kids have winter coats, I don't (my old leather coat with the ripped up lining will have to suffice)..  The kids will have winter boots by Christmas, I won't have any this year (my old worn out running shoes with holes in the toes will have to do).  I have had a cracked filling for months, I don't know when I will ever get it fixed.  I have no winter tires, I can't afford them and my summer tires gave a slow leak.   We are doing better than last year, we can afford to eat, but this move was supposed to make things so much better and it didn't. I wish we never did this.  I should gave stayed in Nova Scotia.  And lets be honest, I was never that fond of Newfoundland winters!

Okay, that's all I will allow myself.  I am going to spend this season decorating, baking cookies, enjoying holiday movies and my family.  I will NOT wallow in self pity.

Nov 9, 2019


It is still snowing today.  So, we are hunkered down, making broth, enjoying each others company, our nice warm house, Christmas movies, and pumpkin tea. 

Nov 8, 2019

The First

We had the first snow of the season today.  The kids were thrilled.  Little Prince was fascinated.  While I thought it was pretty, I am definitely missing the warm Nova Scotia weather right now.

Nov 7, 2019


The little girls had their first Choir performances today.  It was really good and I was so proud of them!

Nov 6, 2019


Little Prince had another rough day at school  today.  I can only think that being home sick for a week has stressed him out.  His routine was thrown off, and he isn't happy.  This weekend is a long weekend, and so how routine will still be off.  His poor workers at school. 

Nov 5, 2019


I did a bunch of running around today and got a lot done.  Little Prince apparently had a rough day at school.  He was tired and uncooperative.  Oh well, not much I can do.  I hope he isn't feeling sick again.

Nov 4, 2019


My little ones are finally all feeling well enough to go back to school! I am so glad, and do are they!

Nov 3, 2019

Starting Early

I am breaking out my Christmas mug and watching Christmas movies early this year.  I am trying to get myself psyched up for Christmas. 

We are pretty broke already and our income will drop in December and again in January, so I am pretty stressed.  I don't know how I am going to make ends meet, let alone make two birthdays and Christmas happen.  I am counting down the months until our lease is up in six months and we can get ourselves in a better situation. 

So, I am going to decorate after Remembrance Day, watch lots of Christmas movies, try to do baking, and get as much in the spirit of the season as possible. 

Nov 1, 2019

Take 2

Given the fact that my kids couldn't go out trick-or-treating last night, we decided to have a second day of Halloween fun.  We had Slime Spaghetti and eyeballs in blood sauce and watched "Coco". It was a great night.