Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Bullety, Updatey, Paragraph Thingy

Ellery has started repeating everything she hears - and I must say, for 15 months, she's pretty freaking good at it. Good enough that I need to start watching how many times I drop the f-bomb right now.

There are two things she's currently doing that melt my heart. The first is that she has finally started calling me mommy - but the really cute part? She says Me Mommy. Kind of like MY mommy. Adorable.

The second is when you ask her what her name is and she roars like a lion. I love it. But then when you say "Can you say Ellery?", she now says "Ellwy!" I may die from the cuteness of it all.

I've got freelance assignments up the wazoo. Both writing and photography. The writing has some tight deadlines, so it's hard to have time for anything else. But it's cash baby, sweet sweet cash.

Even without the freelance, we seem to be doing amazingly with money. I have no idea how this is possible - it just seems that lately even after paying all our bills and spending it here and there, we've still got a bunch left. I think this is the first time in my adult life that I haven't stressed over money - it's a nice feeling.

The other day we ran out of q-tips. I don't know if any of you remember a particularly riveting post where I explained my inability to find and purchase them on my own - but essentially it said that q-tips reside in some parallel universe that I cannot locate.
However...the other day we needed them, I went to Shoppers Drugmart, and I found them. Just like that. Boom!

It's been raining here for what seems like months. I don't ever remember a summer that was so shitty and rainy. My kid has been in her kiddie pool twice this summer - that is so not cool.
So hey, Mother Nature? Could you smarten the heck up? This is Canada, not England.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This Is Getting Old, Isn't It?

I am shocked and appalled at my lack of blogging.

Even Rock Chef, who was in the bush with no computer access, managed to post while he was away.

I didn't even read blogs during this past few weeks.

I have no excuses. I have no reasons.

All I can say is that life got in the way.

And sometimes that's just the way it goes.

So today was my apology day, and tomorrow is back to our regularly scheduled programming. No, not silence - posts!!!

Sidenote: Over these past few weeks, I've come to better appreciate the people in my life. The ones that are always there, the new ones, the ones I love and adore, the blog buddies, the email buddies - all of you. I wouldn't be me without you.