Fire at Canada place?

Sunday we headed towards Edmonton to have a 2 days for a change of scenery and go to the passport bureau at Canada place on Monday.

Last year(2011), I  had my child’s passport application sent back to me twice because of the photo. The first time I got the photo from wall-mart(bad idea) and the dimension was wrong, the second time they could see the chair behind my daughter so it was not good?!?! They were probably scared they wouldn’t recognise my daughter at the airport if she didn’t have a chair behind her like the photo.

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Skating rink in your yard made easy!

lifeofamomathome.wordpress.comMy first motivation was to teach my daughter how to skate. My second one was to have easy access to a skating rink so that we could go as often as we wanted. My third reason was to have a little project to start and for once finish it.

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No more electricity: What do we do?!?

Well that how much dependant we are. It just got pitch black in the house and because my battery is fully loaded I am able to keep writing. My daughter was watching a DVD and it still works too. I better find some candles now…

…Done! I have just lit every candle holder that I have and improvised some new ones with a few “ramequins” (little ceramic dish). It looks absolutely beautiful in here which makes me wonder why I never do that ! I used to light candles all the time but with a child I got rid of the habit even if I still have a few high place that would be out of Missy’s reach.

So with almost all of the electronics gone we decide to go on with our plan to go shopping for ice fishing gear. The rest of the town still has power and if it’s not back we will head to a restaurant for dinner after the shopping trip. I am just asking myself what we would have done if the rest of town didn’t have electricity either.

For me and my brothers as children,  evening with no powers meant endless fun. We got to use my mother’s  coloured glass candle holders and  put them around the table to play all our society games  for hours. The darkness everywhere was so mysterious and made us feel kind of brave. The wood stove  kept us warm no matter how long the power was out for. Mom use to make some soup putting the pot on it and it felt even more special. All the family felt closer together and those memories are very precious to me now.

Now as an adult no power means nothing to do and a colder house. It all makes me think that we are so dependant of electricity and of all electronics too.

Failing the life test

More than a year ago I took a first aid course. Something I needed for work. Of course it’s been a while and honestly I don’t remember much. I have always wondered how I would remember anything in case I had to help someone. I guess nobody knows how they going to react in an emergency situation.

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Cookies and cuddles

I just love baking cookies before Christmas . I always try new recipes and bake old family ones too.  One of my favourites is oatmeal and dates sandwich cookies. I love everything that has dates in it. I try to make small amounts of each because we end up eating cookies until Easter.

My next try is going to be macarons , I don’t know which kind yet (probably raspberry)but I already bought the almond powder. I found  a recipe direct from France at Total Immersion-French style . It looks absolutely delicious. It would be a perfect treat for Christmas with a nice pink-red colour! We will see if I can manage to make those cute little patisseries.

I am taking the time to watch Christmas cartoons and movies with my daughter having a hot chocolate and testing a cookies or two. Christmas decoration everywhere in the house, cookies, cuddling on the couch! Life is good at home!

Send me an Army General

I wish I was one of those perfect stay-at-home mom that can keep their house clean and free from clutter everyday. I am so far from this picture it’s depressing. When I clean a room I almost feel like locking the door so it stays clean for a  while.

Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that and as I clean a room another one gets trashed. A friend of mine often use to say to me:

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Tricky little fingers

It happens to everybody to lose things right? Well here it happens in my home maybe a little more often. We are constantly looking for the remotes of all kinds. We always find them though. Sometimes underneath the sofa or under a cushion.

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The Santa fever

In the middle of the night ( more early morning) my daughter sneaked into our bed and snuggle against me. It was kind of cold and she was warming me up. I was asleep and woke up a little thinking I liked the warm cuddle but then I thought she is so warm ! So  I really woke up and she had a fever…

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What the TV is off ?!?

I was reading blogs again when I just realized that there wasn’t any background noise like usually…So what’s going on? What is Hubby doing? He is playing on his iPhone with Missy. Trading a screen for another? Yes but it seems easier to stop  the little screens for a while and there is more interaction. We can use Skype on it to talk to his mom in Australia now and the quality of the video is better than on my laptop.

I kind a like it when the TV is off…it is so peaceful! So if I count the screen in here there is 1( TV), 2 (desktop),3 (laptop), 4 (iPhone), 5 (portable DVD player). Wow! Maybe we should look at each other once in a while. I  miss the time when we did not have satellite TV and just a few channel. We still used to found stuff to watch but also found more time to interact with each other.

The ultimate solution is probably not to have any satellite connection and only watch DVD’s in the week-end sometimes. I will try to explain that to Hubby nowI don't know smile. He will probably tell me that we should get rid of my laptopCrying face

Christmas craft : Easy Christmas stars

Christmas craft: christmas starThe other day on my search for Christmas craft ideas I came upon this amazing post. A step by step guide about how to make paper Christmas stars.

So Missy and I went shopping for scrapbook paper. We picked the Christmas ones of course and got 2 sheets of each to make some huge stars.

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