New Project

My friend Tara gifted me this wall sign for my birthday (I avoided mentioning it but I just turned 39 but that's another subject) and now it's hanging in my office right above my calendar. It makes me smile each time but it is right on the mark. T. you have me all figured out!


I have been thinking, researching and buying products to start a Life Project for 18 months now. No snickering. So there it was sitting on my shelves making me feel guilty but I couldn't get started. I wanted pages that looked great, worthy of being in a magazine. Like that's happening without even getting started and spending the time and effort. 

I have to be honest the idea of creating a spread per week was making my head spin. I know my limits and this was way over mine. I decided to make monthly spreads as little as one or as many as needed to document our month and I got to it this morning.

I planned and ordered pictures for the month of June.  It is a bit time consuming right now because I am trying to figure out the best way to print on cards, order prints and all the nuts and bolts. My goal is to streamline it so it can be done in one evening at the end of each month.

This is one of the resolutions I made on my birthday. Let's see how good I am at keeping it.

The weekend lens

Not quite ready to say goodbye yet but the signs are here. The days are shortening, I have spotted a couple of orange leaves and I need a sweater early in the morning. I really don't care much for Pumpkin Spice Lattes or Ugg boots so for now I am mostly thinking of all the ways we can suck all the juice from this summer.

This weekend had their first day in French Saturday class. For the past three years I was homschooling french and that wasn't working too well. The pressure was really high ,I had to make sure they were progressing. I have a lot of respect for homeschooling mothers but I don't think I am cut for it. We decided it was time to outsource French to a more qualified teacher and for me to become the homework overseer.

We made pizza on Saturday and it was a huge success. It made me think I could turn it into a weekly tradition and I am now in the process of looking up toppings options to spice it up.

Sunday was warm and lazy. We were at the lake most of the day and the kids had a blast. 

Oh please summer I am not ready for you to be gone yet....

Another year begins

Kindergarten, Third and Fourth grade. I am in total disbelief but I am the mother of those three grown kiddos. Everyone was excited with the first day of school. Samy was up and ready at 6:28 a.m and Layla was oh so ready!! Tarek well he wasn't too happy to go but he's momma's boy.

And just to sum up the general attitude this morning

Have a wonderful day and if it's the first day of school for you too, your first quiet cup of coffee in a long time

Still blogging ?!?

Thank you Marie for leading me to this.

« Indeed, most of the personal blogs I once followed have vanished, or haven’t been updated in months or years. The blogroll in my sidebar reads like an honour roll of war dead. But I keep on blogging because, compared to tweeting for thousands of followers or posting to hundreds of Facebook friends, the single-digit pageviews my blog now attracts are a paradoxically private way to express myself. (…)
We all want to feel we’re being creative, declaring that we exist and our thoughts and feelings matter. Some might say it in a Snapchat. I’ll keep bashing the keyboard to update my lonely, uncool blog. »

(Mel Campbell, The Guardian, 2014)