Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nature Girl's Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat played the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The littler dog laughed to see such a sight "Ha Ha Ha!"
And the dish ran away with the spoon

Nursery Rhyme collected by Mother Goose, illustrated by Nature Girl
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

First Snow

From the library window looking south towards the village and the Wolfville Ridge beyond. The world is silent.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Gifts - Shhhhh!!!!!

I found Nature Girl a sheepskin coat like Lyras from the Golden Compass at the thrift store today, and she now fits into my hippie winter boots that are a bit too narrow for me.  Two years ago I made her a hat like Lyra's but in crazy rainbow colours.  Unfortunately it was lost on a school trip.  So for Christmas I'm going to knit her up another Lyra's Hat and a pair of mitts.  

Wild Thing and Sprout are both getting reversible tunics so they can play knights and kings, and handmade swords.  OH scratch the tunics I found a super simple pattern for chainmail for them!

I'm a bit stumped on what to make for Darkmirror....maybe I should look for a Cuthulu to knit up?  I found Nauti' patterns (nautilii)  PERFECT, one of his first obsessions!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Math is fun!

No seriously, it is, and playing with math concepts instead of doing worksheets brough Nature Girl's math skills up to snuff :-)

Daily fun in our house involves addition subtraction, skip counting in lieu of multiplication, place value, geometry, and weights and measures.

Shhhhhh!!!! They really don't know that, it's just fun!
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This Week

Little Bear doesn't understand the time change.
He waited in his usual spot to see the kids get off the bus for an hour each day. It was distressing for him.
This little laddy has been getting into a lot of mischief.
We've decided to enroll him in nursery school two mornings a week. He misses his big sibs too much during the school day.
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Help a friend out?

My friend Meagan is in the running for a real life paid blogging job for Sam-e.  They want an optimistic blogger for the position and she's in the running.  She would be perfect for this.  She is a professional writer, got her start writing about health and wellness and parenting.  You can visit her blog and check her out at The Happiest Mom, which is also the title of her latest book - because mom and happy can be used together :-)

Clearly she's an optimist!

Could you please vote for her?  HERE:  MEAGAN NEEDS A JOB!  You can vote every day and you don't need to register or anything annoying like that.  If you'll help promote her so she can go onto the juried part of the contest she'll enter you in a draw for a cookbook and an immersion blender.  You can read about the giveaway on her blog.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Big kids - 17 year olds still dress up and go trick or treating here in rural Nova Scotia - The vampire and his victim.
A ghoul, a ghost, a devil, a victim and a vampire. I was a witch and handed out candy from my cauldron.
AHHHHHHH!!!!!!! The Ghost of Gaspereau lives in my house!!!!
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