Posted in November 2011

Day 351 – Makes Me Cry (In A Good Way)

“a peek inside the fishbowl” by the wonderful Andrea Tomkins has been a longtime source of  information and whimsy for me.  This post is one of my recent favourites. I managed to grow two beings (not at the same time!) inside me, which was pretty amazing.  These aren’t “mine”, and yet I’m still fascinated by … Continue reading

Day 349 – A Room With a View

It’s a gloomy day, but at least I’m sitting in a comfy chair doing work that I love. It’s not exactly glamorous.  The view isn’t tropical.  But when I take a second to look outside, I realise how fortunate I am. Sure, it’s not the most energy-efficient window.  It’s pretty dirty.  It’s drafty. But I … Continue reading

Day 348 – Petit Ami

When I started my 365 project 22 months ago (ahem), I chose this WordPress template because it was clean and  clutter-free.  I liked how the header was bright and abstract.  It was only a couple of months later that I noticed that the template came with an extra little… perk. I’d completely forgotten about it … Continue reading

Day 347 – Step

A friend of mine posted this video on Facebook and it brought the hugest smile to my face. I dare you to watch this and not find joy in it!  

Day 346 – Seeing Red

I LOVE marking university papers with red pen. I love it. It feels aggressive.  Authoritative.  In your face! But… It’s also helpful.  Guiding.  Celebratory. Particularly when I can point out that a student has done something exemplary.     Exemplary is a good word. I think I’ll go back to marking now. Hope that I … Continue reading

Day 345 – Out With The Old…

… and I’m not at all feeling the urge to bring in the new. Things are just things.  Yes, the sentimental value pull can be hard to fight.  I find this especially the case with regards to my kids’ things.  You try so hard as a new parent to soak in every little detail of … Continue reading

Day 344 – Le Mess

If I give it a fancy, French-sounding name, that makes it better… right? Recently, when the weather was crisp and cool and sunny outside, I excitedly flew up my blinds and opened all the windows in the house to let in the fresh air. It was glorious, except for one tiny thing. The more light … Continue reading