Friday, February 23, 2018

10 Random Facts Friday

1. I must be the only person in the world who cannot ever get earphones to fit their ears. Maybe my ear canals are deformed?

2. As per random fact #1, I actually wear a hat in the winter.. not to keep my head warm... but to keep my earphones in my ears!!!

3. Whenever I go to parent/teacher interviews, I always assume that the teacher is much, much older than me... and much more serious. Oh yeah... I am also a teacher ;)

4. I have an addiction to black licorice covered chocolate and I don't care!

5. In my head, I am 27 years old. A 27 year old with some wrinkles and grey hair... but still 27 years old ;)

6. Considering I am not a big fan of royal families, I find it kind of odd that I seem to know a lot of trivia about them.... even the royal families of Belgium, Netherlands and Jordan. Hmmm....???

7. I kind of like going to doctors because I get to read every trashy magazine since 1998.

8. I can never find a pair of jeans that fit properly... sigh! My lower half is as deformed as my ear canals ;)

9. I can never get through the book "Love You Forever" without losing it. I dare you to try ;)

10. Yesterday, Oliver handed me a bag of marbles... for the next time I lose mine ;) True story ;)

Happy weekend to you all xox

My bag of replacement marbles ;)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Postcards from Montreal

Today, it is 6C and the snow is melting... I know that we will, most likely, have another good snowstorm or two but, in the mean time, I am enjoying the breath of spring. People are walking in the streets with their shoulders back and a smile on their face. It is almost like Montrealers finally realize that they just might have survived another winter... and that deserves some sort of self love and happiness ;)

Hope you enjoy the pics! No fingers were subjected to cold wind during the picture taking process ;)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Sunday

Melting snow + warm sunshine = good day! Despite me kicking them off the PS4 to go outside (worst mother in the universe), the boys reluctantly started to enjoy the sun :)


Friday, February 16, 2018

Glimpses of a Friday

Hello all! I am so glad that it is Friday :)

Here are some pictures of my day... Hope you enjoy xox

Monday, February 12, 2018

Small gratitudes... the post sickness/post sabbatical trip version ;)

Andreas is back from Denmark. He brought me lakrids (licorice) chocolate and my favourite interior design magazine. The boys feel better and they all went back to school. I went to work and didn't have to worry about having someone take over my class, rush out early or try to co-ordinate the boys' homework by text message :) I don't have to take the dogs out at 5:15 am to pee (Andreas' job!). On Thursday, it is supposed to go up to 5 degrees C. Sunset today was at almost 6 pm. Canada is in 4th place in the medal count at the Winter Olympics. It is 4 days until payday. March break is coming up soon.

Just the small gratitudes... <3

Happy week to you all xox

Saturday, February 10, 2018


Since the boys have been sick all week, I fell behind in a lot of home and work stuff so, today, I made myself a very long to-do list. It is filled with all sorts of important stuff like 1) correct manuscript for submission to journal, 2) prepare lecture for Monday's class, 3) finish folding laundry, 4) shovel balcony in back of house because I am sick of seeing all the snow on it, 4) take dogs out for longer walk because I was in no mood to do it this morning so they got stuck with a quick pee exit, 5) vacuum, 6) banking (because I am sure that I am late for something... just haven't had the time to figure out what yet), 7) organize trip to Netherlands (yes, Ageeth, I am still coming!), 8) sit with Alexander to get homework organized for Monday, 8) vacuum again because I am sure that someone has messed the house up since the last time I did it- see item 5, 9) have more coffee because the first pot will not be enough and 10) pick up Andreas from the airport (yes, he is on his way home... just in time to clean up the latest snowfall)!

Wish me luck! This list is about as high as our snowbanks! Happy Saturday to you all xox

Random internet image... but, oh, so true!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blast from the past

I found this old picture of the boys. I think that this was from Nicka's graduation from daycare (5 years old). Alexander would have been 7 and Oliver 2. They look like some bad-ass biker gang ;) Yups... the trio of trouble in action ;) Things haven't changed much since then!

By the way, they are feeling better now. Nicka is going back to school tomorrow. Not too sure about Oliver yet. Alexander has a ped day so he gets an automatic day off.

2 more days until Andreas gets back....