Look to the cookie.

Last week I felt foggy and sleepy all week; even accounting for time change, it was ridiculous. "Good morning!" I said cheerfully and loudly to the desk staff at the fitness club one day, at three in the afternoon. I went to Costco and only after … [Continue reading]

Not-Really-Spring Cleaning

People who live in similar climates will understand my pure joy last Friday when it was finally, finally warm enough to wash my car without fear of the doors freezing solidly shut. My car was layered with crusts of road salt, such that it was … [Continue reading]

Eating a Rainbow: Greek Salad and Pita Night, a.k.a. the best night of the week

On Barkley's last eye check - he has a propensity for eye infections and is now, sadly, on drops for life - the veterinarian said that in all her time in veterinary medicine, she has never encountered a dog like him. Now, this has to be taken with a … [Continue reading]

Eating a Rainbow: Pita Pizzas, Wraps, and Tacos

God bless the junior high teachers. Yesterday the boys brought home their gym clothes to be washed, and they were much more toxic than normal, thanks to a random kid spraying Axe body spray all over the boys' locker room and in the tote boxes. My … [Continue reading]

Nicole’s Favourite Things: The Yes, There Are Good Things About February, We Just May Have To Dig A Little Deeper Edition

You guys, this month is on track to become the coldest February since records began. SINCE RECORDS BEGAN. What is this madness? Every winter there comes a time when I intellectually know that there will be a time and a season after this, but … [Continue reading]

Eating a Rainbow: Stir Fry Night!

Thank you EVERYONE who reached out to me after my disastrous week. Friday at 4:45 I was pouring myself a very generous glass of red, and after three (large) glasses I ended up going to sleep at 8:30 pm. My husband looked at me nodding off on the … [Continue reading]

Smooth Criminal

Remember how I was joking about the orthodontist office, how the orthodontist who purchased the practice from the highly-respected, retiring doctors suddenly "stepped away" from said practice, and another orthodontist stepped in? Remember how I joked … [Continue reading]