Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Isabel has been bugging me for awhile to paint her nails. This past weekend, I finally gave in. Probably because I was bored, and she was driving me up the wall.


For awhile, it looked like the pink stood a chance. But she's a predictable little creature when it comes to colors.

Can you guess which color she picked?


Yep. Purple. 
(And yes, her eczema flared up again. It's fine now)

She knew exactly what she had to do and put both hands on the table, fingers apart, without me having to tell her. Don't ask me where she picked it up from, cause I don't know


When it was all done, she was excited and said "Go to daycare? I want to show Katie my purple nails"

Vain pot.

And I still stand by my thoughts that I don't like nail polish on toddlers. So she's probably not going to have another manicure for the next 8 years.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

When I'm Bored...

1) I take out the scissors and cut my daughter's hair


2) I rearrange the furniture


3) I make silly faces in the mirror


Good stuff.

P/S: Like my new glasses?

Sunday, May 22, 2011


The Ringling Brothers Circus came to town during Mother's Day weekend. As a treat (and because I love the circus), I immediately bought tickets.


Honestly though, I think the circus that I remember going to when I was young seemed much better. The tricks were somewhat "eh". Isabel was entertained most of the first half, then it just got too long. And there were too many clown acts.


Here's her take on it:

My favourite were the elephants too. And just for the record, there were 9 elephants - two of which took a BIG dump during the act. It was the best part of whole 2 hour long show, in my opinion - and to hear the "oooooohh..." of the crowd who were facing the elephants' posterior made it even more amusing =)

So Izzy got a stuffed baby elephant and I made an elephant hairclip for her to commemorate


Thursday, May 19, 2011


Is what I feel like right now:


I want to just go to bed and wake up only when things are better and life is starting anew again, in my OWN house, where I can lock the door and say, "You are not welcome here"

I usually shop my blues away (shopping therapy reigns high on my list of "Cheering Up") but funds are locked because I'm single income now. How now, brown cow? =(

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What's In My Bag?

I"m a bag person. Always have been, and probably always will.


I remember being 10 years old and driving my mom crazy trying to find a backpack - I was really looking for one that would be a perfect replica of Prada's nylon backpack. Yes, my obsession for designer goods apparently started way back then. I probably bought like 5 different ones that all never did quite fit the bill. So I really learned early on that it's best to splurge on the bag that you really want, instead of wasting money on lackluster bags that really don't quite fit the bill and will end up unused and eventually thrown away. =) I love bags. And I love what's kept in it. And I love knowing what other people have in their bags. Probably because I'm nosy.


Isabel has a bag that she carries around with her, so I decided to nose into it and find out what's important to her:


Clockwise from left:

1) Bead necklace from the MS walk we did with our neighbour and her family
2) Giraffe notebook for her to jot her thoughts down
3) Heart bracelet from her friend Mandy
4) Lipbalm from her friend Mandy - and she will look for it to put it on too. "Where's my lipbalm, momma?"
5) Fruit snack - always important when I need to behave. Yes, I bribe.
6) Izzy's Butterfly Bag  - when we go out shopping, she is allowed to get 1 thing. It was between this, and purple slippers that didn't fit her feet.
7) Wipes
8) Cards from a kid's meal from Wendy's
9) Crayons from Cracker Barrel
10) Bear mittens from Grandma Millard

Important stuff. 

And I may want to think about getting curtains for that window in the study...If anyone was passing my house that night, they'll see me in my PJs, standing on the chair, taking a picture