Thursday, September 30, 2010

Make Believe Shark Teeth

make me happy.


Make Believe Shark Teeth make me happy because,


they don't hurt nearly as much as For Reals Baby Teeth.


Yup.

My daughter bit me today.

Hard.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Reno Timeline

makes me happy.



This is what I have decided about renovation time-lines...

Don't have them.

You see, I believe you have to know, everything is moving along at the fastest rate possible. Any energy put toward wishing something was done before it's actually been done is, plain and simple, energy wasted.

Besides, it's so much fun enjoying the small victories.

Renovations, like all the other wonderful things in life, seem to be a series of small victories strung together.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm Still Here

makes me happy.


I'm not sure if the movie I'm Still Here makes me happy or not (what do you think? worth seeing?),


but the titles does.


As does feeling like that...


still here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Soffits

makes me happy.



Today I made kale chips tossed in a little olive oil, lemon and a dash of sea salt.

My father took one bite and felt like he was going to pass out.

Not sure what that means but, don't those soffits look great?!?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

After Dinner Park Time

makes me happy.



Some people may dream about having more money, more things, more clothes, more admirers.

I dream about more evenings in the park with the with these two dudes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our 3-In-1

makes me happy.



My bed is also currently serving as my couch and dining room table.

My husband makes me laugh all the time.

Life's never been so good.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dinner Parties

make me happy.


Every morning - I hit the ground running.


It's all good - I love everything that's keeping me busy.


But this morning, while Byrdie napped and I enjoyed my morning yoga routine, the peace of the moment reminded me...


it's all about the now.

Fully enjoying each and every now.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Spare Towels

make me happy.


I was enjoying a little hot tub time with Kelly and Sandy this evening, yes it's already that time of year up here in Canada, when we began discussing natural hot springs.


Kelly had only ever smelt them, Sandy had an unusual experience while in China with my father and hundreds of sucking fish(?!?) in one, and I shared my Tale of The Two Tabacon Springs, which occurred while touring Costa Rica back in '99 with Kevyn.

You see there was this road. A very winding, hilly road, that ran over mountains and through rain forests. At the end of this road was the Tabacon hot springs, but divided in two.

The right side used by the locals. Two dollars to enter, nothing but a camp site like washroom (think Rockwood my Richview alumni readers) and the grassy banks rolling into the hot springs.

The left side enjoyed by the tourist. Luxurious spa facilities, over sized lounge chairs, staff at your beck and call. Certainly about twenty-five times more expensive but surely worth it, yes?


Somehow both Kelly and Sandy guessed correctly that I would have no idea whether it was or not.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Series Of Choices

makes me happy.


If asked today what I believe plays the largest factor in one's level of happiness was, I'd say - acceptance.

Accepting every moment of my life like I choose it... because I did.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Having The Real Thing

makes me happy.


Stumbled upon these awesome photos from a couple weeks ago just now while I was just searching back through my iphoto library - which was a great thing.

I was looking for 2 hours worth of video I recently loaded into it and...


found about 30 minutes worth.

I'm thinking my hard drive got full and it just stopped downloading. I unhooked and erased the camera contents without even checking.


Not such a great thing.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Watching Her Explore

makes me happy.


My most favourite thing to do these days is to get Byrdie's shoes on, take her out, and set her free.


You see that look in her eye above? Kind of timid like and trying to assess the situation?


Yeah well that last for all of 5 seconds and then... gone.

Atta-girl!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chatty Cathys

make me happy.


Last night I hooked up with my friend Adel who was in town for the night.

You might remember seeing way more of Adel in years past on this blog but, a three hour round trip between us, two babies for her and one baby for me, now make nights out like this a rare opportunity indeed.

So here we are, in her hotel room, taking this very serious photo, the first of what I was guessing going to many through out the night.

It ended up being the first of... three. As I turned out the conversation proved too compelling and delightful for photo breaks.

Certainly not a bad thing.


This is the last photo I took of the night, number three if you will.

The only reason for this photo was to note how a fine dining restaurant, in Toronto's prestigious Yorkville neighborhood, during the Toronto International Film Festival, presented our napkins, side plates and cutlery. I swear this is how our server placed it in front of us - not even a spoon was moved for dramatic effect.

Now you all know I work in fine dining but I really am not that girl who's picky about her service when dining out. But really? Really did you just drop that mess in front of us? And you want to know something else? This was already the second restaurant we'd been to, having left the first one after the appetizers due to some seriously slow service and extremely dry wine glasses.

Really though - no matter, like I said before, the company was fabulous.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Three Day Blogs

make me happy.






















Thanks to everyone who shared their love with our little Byrd!

PS - How sweet is Byrdie cuddling up with her big sister at the end of the day? I think about the sweetest.

Thursday, September 9, 2010