KonMari Method to the rescue.

By Friday, May 22, 2015 0 Permalink 0

I've been reading the life-changing magic of tidying up and powerful things are happening. I decided to end the week on a positive note and go after my closet. No stone was left unturned. I took everything out and asked myself one single question: Does this bring me joy? The answer was "no" eighty percent ...

30 x 30 Challenge Revisted

By Thursday, May 21, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Last night Leigh and I were discussing some of her more successful moves as a parent - she was venting about all the heady questions Malone has been hitting her with lately. Whenever we talk about Leigh's hits and misses as a mother, we come back to her "nature walk". It turns out it was a year ago ...

Bedtime talks

By Wednesday, May 20, 2015 0 Permalink 0

My mornings have gone totally pear-shaped; I can't seem to get the girls ready without some drama.  I always seem to lose one. I can't quite pinpoint where things go awry but lately I feel like I am on Broadway; singing and dancing my little heart out. Often the audience is left disillusioned and disappointed. It starts ...

The Lost Sunglasses

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015 0 Permalink 0

This is like a horror film. I pride myself on being organized; on having places and spaces for pretty much everything - except my basement, that place is a fucking war zone.  It was approximately a year and a half ago that I was travelling to Vancouver for work and left my beautiful Ray-bans in ...

Garrulous

By Friday, May 15, 2015 0 Permalink 0

  I was listening to an interview on the radio the other morning, where the interviewee went through a rapid-fire question scenario. The questions covered pretty basic topics, such as favourite food, colour, movie. As I strolled to Leigh's later in the day, I ran through the questions, trying to ascertain where I stood on these heady topics. I have ...

The Rice Paper Revolution

By Friday, May 15, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Have you used rice papers? Whenever I grocery shop, I pick up premade salad rolls offered in the sushi section. They are delicious; which inspired me to conquer rice paper rolls at home. The first type I made were vegetarian, with peppers, basil, avocado and cucumber with a spicy peanut sauce. I loved them, Billie and Wizz ...

Freya Scissorhands

By Thursday, May 14, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Some of you may remember when Freya first hacked-off her hair, here's the video for a refresher: https://youtu.be/jiT-rm6cKZc Fast forward two years, she has done it again. Albeit a slightly better "trim" job, but I'm at a loss here. I thought my message was clear, "don't touch scissors". Perhaps I muddied the waters with my guidelines: 1.  You ...

Dad-body anyone?

By Tuesday, May 12, 2015 0 Permalink 0

I learned about this "phenomena" this past weekend. In case there are still some of you out there like me who have no clue what is going on, I'm going to fill you in. I went to urbandictionary.com to get the full scoop on the dad-body: 1. A body resembling a man who lives a sedentary lifestyle, ...

How to Give a Proper Hug

By Friday, May 8, 2015 0 Permalink 0

I married a hugger. His hugs are not reserved for family and close friends, even when he has just met someone, I will hear him say "Bring it in, I'm a hugger." Generally he feels quite comfortable invading peoples space, he is often helping people stretch and smash out at the gym: It doesn't matter how well he ...

The Makeup Debate

By Thursday, May 7, 2015 0 Permalink 0

That is a picture from an event Leigh and I attended last week. I wore makeup. Not enough in Leigh's opinion. I have never been that into makeup. I wear it, but if you ask Leigh I never have enough on. What she tells me, not so delicately, is that I look washed out and tired most days. ...