Lazy days of winter.

Well, so much for a house update – Vancouver has been hit by several snow storms over the past few days and progress on the house has ground to a halt. They were apparently unable to shovel the snow fast enough to see what they were doing. The roads have also been too trecherous forRead more

Cat with Poppies

My mother’s neighborhood has quite an established feline community, which our cats are having a difficult time fitting into.I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of this handsome fellow relaxing in a neighbor’s poppy garden.

Bunk Mates

I’m too pooped to write a long post tonight, so instead I’ll leave you with this photo of the animals. Princess isn’t usually allowed into the kids’ room, as it’s always been a bit of a haven for the cats (they’re not fond of her exuberance, and she’ll eat every last scrap of their food if sheRead more

A Day in the Life

I’ve seen several people taking part in a fun blog project (started over at Owlhaven, I believe), posting photos of the various things that occur over the course of one day in their life. Here’s my day as it happened on Wednesday, February 28th. The first thing I saw when I woke up was aRead more

Swedish Chocolate Balls

A very good friend of mine came to town recently for a visit (they’ve left the city, but still come here occasionally for dentist appointments, etc.). She’s Swedish and therefore had to do the mandatory Ikea trip while she was here, so I agreed to meet her there for lunch. I managed to spend theRead more

Seed Order

I finally sat down and sorted my seeds out today, deciding what I need to order more of, what I’m going to sacrifice to free up some space in the garden, and what kinds of new things I’d like to try this year. I’ve been perusing my assorted seed catalogues for a few weeks now,Read more

Cats in Repose

I don’t have time for a long post tonight, so I thought I’d share this photo of the cats snuggling up on the top bunk in the kids’ room. They were sleeping with their heads together until I came in to snap this picture. I guess I’m not as cat-like as I thought.

Christmas decorating!

We got our tree the other day and our house is now looking very cheery and festive! This is my favorite ornament. She’s just so cute! Bee took this photo of Baxter while we were decorating the tree. Could he look less amused?Click here to see more!

Happy Birthday “P” Pup!!

Our darling Princess is turning 2 today. We don’t actually know her exact date of birth, but she was about 9 weeks old when we adopted her, and this date is exactly 9 weeks before the day she came to live with us. Works for me! This is a photo of her with her “litter”.Read more


I’ve given you the complete rundown on the cats, but have never done a formal introduction of the lovely Miss P.      Princess came to us in January of 2005 from a nearby animal shelter. At only 6 weeks old she was dumped on their doorstep in the middle of the night, literally sickRead more