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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Boomerang Lunch

So, my first baby started school this fall.  Right after Labour Day.  Bam.  All day.  Every day.  Suddenly, we're rushing through supper to get everybody to  bed by 7 pm.  If not, E1 can barely make it through the next day.  Naps are now a no-no at this school.  Once in a while, some students get super duper quiet time, where they sit and read books by themselves.  But that's about it.

This is not the our biggest concern.  We are dealing.  We have adjusted (almost).  The boomerang lunch is truly the bane of my existence. 

The premise has some merit, I suppose.  Reduce garbage by returning it all to the parent who sent it.  Make sure everyone knows how much garbage they have really produced.  But that's not all that's to it.  The reality is that the school board needs to find a way to make cuts to its budget.  Hence, reduce the garbage/janitorial costs.  Shift it instead to our house.  Even apple cores come home.  If this is a green project, perhaps a composter could be in order?  Really

So,  you will have to excuse me now, while I go and get out the second of two lunch bags we keep for E1.  The first one is bound to come home in need of a deep power clean. 1. 2.
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Out of Nowhere

So, while walking around the side of our house today, cleaning up after the mutt, I found these.  Where had they come from?  No, really.  I remember planting three little chrysanthemum plants there this spring.  If I recall correctly, they were labeled as being three different colours.

Today, I find this.  Wow, I love the colours, but what happened to the white one?  Could have sworn I bought a white one.  Ah, well.  They were an incredibly pleasant surprise after all of my other plantings have lost their summer glory.  Except my dahlias.  They're a little confused.  But that's another story. 1. 2.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

So, I've been sewing again. Dangerous, I know. This time, a set of growth charts. Boy colours and girl colours. Tied with a pretty matching grosgrain ribbon on a dowel. I'm not sure what to do with them exactly. Sell them? Give them away as baby gifts? I'm not sure

One of these days, maybe I will get brave and open an etsy shop of my own... 1. 2.
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Monday, September 20, 2010