Apr 1, 2015

Well, THAT took forever.

So it turns out the having two MOBILE kids is kuku bananas.  Please don't give up on me.  I am DETERMINED to get back to this space.  Do people read blogs anymore?  I only read one or two now, so maybe I am holding on to a sinking ship.  But I will be (ahem, attempting) to post here more regularly.  

And the WEBSITE is getting a little Spring pick me up, so please pop on over there and take a look in the coming weeks.

Here you go... JANAMADE.COM

Here's a shop of my bright white feet to tide you over.


Oct 16, 2014

Around here, lately

First of all, let me just say, my husband is an Animal Rescuer.  If you have a small child in your house, feel free to sing that in the style of Go Diego Go.  Because that's how we say it around here.
(I apologize for that now being stuck in your head all day)

This tiny tree frog was hanging out at the playground, as you see here, on the rim of the garbage can. Pretty much as soon as we said "I sure hope he doesn't jump inside it" the little bastard did.

But don't fear!  Handsome Husband swooped in and literally scooped that tiny tree frog out of the garbage can.    He (she? How can you tell with frogs?) was released into the garden right behind where this picture was taken, right next to a little babbling brook.  Where he (she?) hopefully lived out a full froggy life. 

The ungrateful bugger never writes or calls.  No thoughtful Thank You card in the mail.


And THIS THING, good gracious, was consumed almost ENTIRELY by me, covertly, straight from the freezer.  I thank Gwyneth Paltrow for this thing.

Good...  So good...
(made from this cookbook here)

The only thing I changed from the recipe was straight up plunking those chocolate chips into it, instead of melting them into an even top layer.

Sonny went to his first NBA basketball game.
This is a big deal you guys.  Geoff is a Fan.  Of the game itself and also of the Toronto Raptors, who played the Sacramento Kings in a preseason game here earlier in the month.

I took this picture pretty early after getting to the stadium, the whole place was PACKED when the game started.

And this kid, was so good.  For a kid who can barely sit still long enough to brush his teeth, or put on a single sock this is saying something.

He and I had to get up and walk around a couple times, but overall he was there and he seemed to have a good time.

Thank you protective headphones, you are a lifesaver!

And, last but not least, this Turkey.
Who as of this week, is 6 months old, is full on crawling, is pulling herself up to stand around the furniture and yesterday cut her first tooth.

Plus give me a break with those gorgeous chunky thighs.
I want to eat her.

Sep 23, 2014

Wait, what is this?? I am ALONE???

 Well, I'm not really sure what to do with myself at the moment.  The Sparrow is napping, Sonny is at preschool (PRESCHOOL!!) and the giant pile of laundry I was going to tackle this morning is in the same room where the Miss is asleep.

So obviously I CAN'T do that.

So hey internet!

Here's a little recap of the last few weeks...

I make school lunches now.  Because my sweet wee baby is IN PRESCHOOL.  And loving it.  Having 15 other kids his very same age around is EXACTLY what that Turkey needed.

We live on campus at UBC, which is pretty kick ass if you don't mind me saying so.  I'm crossing my fingers that I will make a couple friends... some of the moms and dads at preschool seem cool and nice.  But I am not going to be a weirdo and force the issue.  I will be cool.


Back to living on campus...
We haven't done a major exploration yet, just a few nice long walks here and there before classes started, but there is some very seriously cool things nearby.

Like THIS!

 The Biodiversity museum is home to this amazing Blue Whale skeleton (I'm pretty sure its a Blue Whale, I could look it up and confirm but I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE before the Sparrow wakes up from her nap and hell no I am not going to Check my Blog for Inaccuracies.  That's ridiculous)

We are going to go back THERE soon, for sure.

There are sprawling avenues like this all over the place...
 (hey cute husband!)
 This castle is the Chemistry Building.
Please Chemistry, give me a break.

And there is a plaza with ten or so of these weirdos.  Lounge Poofs for Lounging.
Sonny was impressed.
 Pretty flowers.

And this view, from the Rose Garden.

Yeah, UBC has it's own fancy shmancy Rose garden.

With those mountains.


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