a peek inside the fishbowl

08 Apr, 2005

And this is only a partial recording of my day so far

Posted by andrea in: Misc. life

1:11 a.m – Find dog stepping on head.

1:45 a.m. – Wake to sound of snoring. This time it’s not me. It’s the dog.

3:42 a.m. – Wake to sound of dog licking.

4:00 – Can’t find dog. Minor panic. Wake husband. Dog is on other side of bed.

5:00 a.m. – Hear cries coming from Emma’s bedroom and find a child in need of Tempra, a glass of water and some cuddling

6:20 a.m. – Repeat above.

6:23 a.m. – Hear cries coming from Sarah’s bedroom and find a child who’s looking for a dog who’s supposed to be sleeping with her, but isn’t.

6:30 – Husband departs for doctor’s appointment.

6:55 – Make coffee while two girls plus one dog watch TV. Normally I’d curl up for a nap, but there’s not enough room.

What a start! *sigh*
A better update on yesterday’s visit is forthcoming!

2 Responses to "And this is only a partial recording of my day so far"

1 | melissa

April 8th, 2005 at 8:40 am


Did you get sarah a dog for her b-day?! Just what you need while redesigning your living room – paper training a dog too :)

Or…..are you just watching Mark’s parents dog?


2 | me

April 8th, 2005 at 9:50 am


Not a new purchase. Not with Mark’s allergies. It’s my dog in-law … !

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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