In case I haven’t mentioned it, Happy Spring! Happy Happy Happy Freaking Spring, everyone! That said, of course we are still going to get a snowfall, it IS May in Alberta, which means that the worst snows and frosts have yet to come.

But until then, we are ignoring the impending doom aka the snowstorm we get every May long weekend weather that might be coming and have been living outside as much as we possibly can.

The kids are happy to be outside, I am happy to be outside, it’s all good.

This post could have also been titled ” What I Forgot to Post This Week.” So often I go through my pictures and see all the pictures that I never got around to posting and think huh. I should totally get on that. So perhaps a Weekly Windup might work, a random smattering of everything Magpie that occurred and lump them all together.

Works for me!


What I forgot.

I forgot to post this picture of Jack Layton IN my actual NDP rally post. Would have really been better in the context of my post about the rally, yes?


This picture is from March. I’m cheating with the whole “weekly” windup. Let’s just pretend.

My birthday cakes from Duchess Bakery. The little Duchess and the little Duke.  Best birthday cakes(s) ever, and I am torn as to which I like better now, that Duke is one hunky chocolately man cake.

Our Easter was wonderful, that rabbit brought a ton of chocolate and a toy each for the kids. They forgot about their chocolate in two days, how DOES that happen?  Seriously, does anyone who’s an adult forget about chocolate in their house?

It’s been sitting in the cupboard untouched since Easter Monday. Crazy. However, of course I don’t forget it’s in there, but I resist temptation by the thought that they will remember one of these days and then this bad momma has to ‘splain where the chocolate went.

We’ve had my brother and his derpy dog over about 3 times in the last week. My daughter has been in seventh heaven, this is pretty much how she spends her time, outside with the dog.

It’s true love.

And by the way, the dog looks smarter in this picture than she actually is. Just sayin’.

On the personal news front, we have listed our house for sale since the new one has been started and I see now why moving is a top 10 stress, it’s the whole keeping the house clean enough to show that is insane! With the two kids and Mike the battle for cleanliness is unbelievable.

On another happy note, I gave up my permanent position at my work and will be a casual employee come May 12th.  The whole family is excited about that, I have worked every weekend for over a year now and it’s taken a slight toll on all of us. Not much, but enough that it’s time to concentrate on family and friends for the spring and summer. Casual means I fill in and pick up shifts on an as-needed basis, less stressful than having no choice but to work every weekend, I can choose when I go in.

So I fully expect everyone to start filling my social calender with everything I have been missing the past year, got it?

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!


The Kitchen Magpie