Getting through the day, one cup at a time.

In the mind…

I was watching Lord of the Rings last night (for the zillionth time) and I saw a little…flaw….

first meme

I had to find a way to make this happen. All I could think last night is: if Golem has been tracking them, how did he get into the Mines of Moria after the Watcher in the Water caused the entrance to collapse?

Nerd. 😀


Out Of My Head And Into The Blog

And then it won’t be in my head anymore, right?

I hope so.

I start school in January. I’m going to be receiving funding from the province, of which I will have to pay back a portion at the end of my schooling. It’s….tight. Now, I’ve always been used to living tight but this is really tight. Fiscally, that is.

I know that I have tons of things to be grateful for, and I am, I’m just worried. I’m worried that I’m going to have to magically come up with some money to buy the last 3 toddler gifts that I need to purchase. I’m worried that there isn’t money coming in January (I’m on my own until February) and although I have budgeted madly, I’m still worried that I will have forgotten something. Or that something unexpected will come up.

Do you know what I did today? I researched drug and dental coverage plans for my little family. For the two girls and I, everything – every single company – the monthly premium was over $100. As an alternative to that (since I live in Canada and severe medical emergencies are covered by the government) I have created a slush fund in my tight-belted budget that should cover the occasional prescriptions. I hope.

Since when did it become okay for me to start pitying myself again? To start feeling bad that I can’t afford to register the girls in any extra curricular programs this winter. Or maybe even summer. I know we’re going to be fine. That we’ll make it out on the other end all covered in sunshine and rainbows, and stronger for it. But I’m just worried at this point.

I’ll probably feel better in February but I just wanted to vent.


*exploding head from here*


In the mind…

…of Phil.

Ally: I found a sticker!

Phil: Where?

Ally: On my dress! Mama, I found a sticker on my dress!

Phil: I found a dress!

Ally: Where?

Phil: On my sticker!

He cracks us all up. Stay tuned! There are only 3 more days in the Great Outdoors Photo Challenge! There has been a great amount of participation thus far. Thank you!!!

I just want to say that I’m really grateful for the connections that I’ve made with you all in this short period of time. Thank you for inspiring me to do better. You guys rock!


In the mind…

…of a 3 (almost 4) year old.

Ally: Kira’s favourite is cheese.

Phil: (begins listing different types of cheese) cheddar, mozzarella, gouda, feta, camembert…

Ally:  Whatchyou talkin’ about?!?! You’re just making up words.


On asking Ally if she has to go to the bathroom.

Mommy: ‘Cause you look like you have to poop.

Ally: Or maybe these pants make me look like I have to poop!


We’re playing knifey-spooney at the table. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a Simpsons reference. The first banter is the quote.

Mommy: THIS is a knife. (holds up a spoon)

Ally: No, that’s a spoon.

Mommy: (in a terrible Australian accent) I see you’ve played knifey-spooney befORE!

Ally: THIS is a knife! (holds up a spoon)

Mommy: No, that’s a spoon.

Ally: NO, it’s a knife! Hahahahahaha!


Ally and I were recently talking about life during Kira’s nap. We got on the topic of babies when Ally comes up with this gem:

Ally: We’re running out of babies.

Mommy: What do you mean?

Ally: In the world – we’re running out of babies!

Mommy: What are you talking about?? We’re not running out of babies!

Ally: Well you know how people grow up and then they’re adults and then they have babies?

Mommy: Yeah…

Ally: Well then the babies all grow up too fast and WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!?!?!?!?!

Can you tell I’ve been lamenting how close their birthdays are?

PS There are only three more days in the Great Outdoors Photo Challenge. Remember that you can submit as many as THREE photos.


In the mind…

…of a coffeepoweredmom.


Mommy: Can you stop and get beer please? K, thanks.


I have been trying to post every day. Every. Day. But I haven’t written down this (for lack of a better word) goal anywhere because I don’t want to be held accountable. I guess, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter whether or not I post every day, it’s just a little something I was enjoying doing. So, I am NOT going to make it a goal to post every day. If anyone thought that I was, because I kind of was, well I’m not any more. If it happens, then it happens, but some days it may not. With the warm weather finally here (although I truly do hate the heat) I am finally able to rid myself of that wintery cabin fever I gathered during the cold. The backyard has been fixed and upkept, and we finally have a porch to enjoy. I have been taking the kids everywhere, enjoying family time on Phil’s days off, barbequeing like there’s some sort of award for it, and kicking back and relaxing with a cold one after the kids are in bed. I have taken tons of pictures of our activities but sometimes it is really hard to get the energy together to go and get my camera to upload the pictures. Soooooo….

I don’t know if there is a post for tomorrow. There I said it. And it makes me feel good for saying it. I’ll still be around, trust me, I like you guys too much. I just need to get some energy together, all of this ‘enjoying days’ stuff is exhausting.

POWERED BY A BEER. Take that, world!