Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weekend To-Do List

I love to-do lists. Honestly don't know how I would have mede it through life without them. In the past few months though I think I've been so busy teaching my clients how to make them that I have fallen off the wagon myself. No wonder I never feel like I'm getting anything accomplished. I also tell them to share their to-do list, or post it somewhere visible around the house or office because this helps incerease acccountability. So, with that in mind, here is my weekend to-do list.
I have to get these things done because they have been on my 'mental list' for weeks now and have yet to be accomplished (except for the laundry, that is a never ending job)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Ok, this post just may gross you out, and if it does then I'm sorry. But not sorry enough not to post this video. I came across this online tonight and I think that I MUST get one!

Lukas is sick again with a snotty congested nose. It is like clockwork for this poor little guy. For the last 3 years his cycle goes like this... get a runny nose, whine and cry for about 2 weeks because he isn't able to sleep (and neither are we BTW), start getting better for about a week, have 1-2 weeks of great health (yay! runny-nose-sleepless-nights-forgotten), get a runny nose again, whine and cry for about 2 weeks because he isn't able to sleep (and neither are we BTW), start getting better for about a week, have 1-2 weeks of great health (yay! runny-nose-sleepless-nights-forgotten)... and repeat, and repeat, and repeat.

How can you tell that we are currently in one of the sleepless night segments. Yep, and we're going on day 3 so we have a few more to go. And nothing helps him. Nothing. Believe me, we've tried it all. Oh yes, and most of the time he refuses to blow his nose. Yes, that's right Lukas, we are so trying to trick you. Such a smart boy to not give into our crazy ideas!

Anyway, here's the video, and if it works well for us (when I manage to get one that is) and you are expecting a baby you had better just deal with the fact that there will beno cute sleepers for you, but instead a snot sucking contraption. Oh yes. A snot sucking contraption.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mini Rant

Ok, here is a mini rant, but it bothers me everyday on my drive to and from work...

Why do city bus drivers think that the posted 30km/hr signs in school zones does not apply to them? This pisses me off every. single. day.

It's bad enough that my drive takes me over the sight where a child was killed this year by a bus, but being passed by city buses while I'm doing the requisite 30km (or slower) in the school zone is really just too much!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sharpie Free Zone

Here are my two youngest angels

Was your eye drawn to the "artwork" on the door behind them?

The calm part of our conversation went like this:

Me: Mikah, why did you do this???
Mikah: I was just trying to write signs on the doors.
Me: Why??? What do they say?
Mikah: (looks at me like I'm crazy) I don't know! I can't really read yet you know.

I really hate that my kids are so funny. It was hard to still be mad after that reasoning.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Noshing on Gnocchi

Have you ever heard of Donal Skehan? If you have, then you are well ahead of me you lucky bugger! I just found him and his delicious website Bringing Cooking Back Home the other day. Here are the important things that you need to know...
  1. His food looks and sounds Amazing (notice the capital A)
  2. He's Irish (yum)
  3. He has two cookbooks out that I must buy (this should tell you something because the Web has helped me give up my cookbook addiction)
  4. I made his recipe for Mozzarella, tomato and gnocchi bake Saturday night, and it was seriously worthy of an Italian Pasta Restaurant.

You can see why I needed to bake this right?
(This is Donal's version BTW)

And... here's my version. Once again let me just say that
I am no photographer, but it still looks yummy right???
And it was. So good!

If you even enjoy food a little bit, you have to check Donal out. And, just to temp you more... here's what I am already planning to make this weekend

Mussels in Irish Cider
 p.s. you may have noticed that I have my camera back, and you may have also noticed that I should maybe look into learning how to use it. Don't worry, I've noticed that too ;)

Friday, April 1, 2011

You know it's gonna be alright...

when you leave the house in the morning and the sun is shining, the snow is already melting, the kids climb in the van by themselves with no fighting, yelling or pushing, and when you start the van (yes, I said van) this man's beautiful voice greets you.  Have a super Friday!