a peek inside the fishbowl

16 Dec, 2010

So far today i’ve …

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

  • gone outside trim a pine tree of a few branches for the mantel
  • got snow in my boot
  • nearly lost my right hand to frostbite
  • tracked hundreds of pine needles and stray leaves and snow into the house
  • stepped in melting snow
  • cleaned up melting snow
  • dusted and cleaned the mirror over the mantel
  • decorated the mantel
  • vacuumed
  • caught Piper chewing a gold spray-painted pine cone
  • cleaned up dog barf
  • received a lovely teapot and tea from a friend who dropped by (thank you J)!

And just think! The day is not over yet! I’m off to do some grocery shopping to buy cookie-making ingredients.

4 Responses to "So far today i’ve …"

1 | FireMom

December 16th, 2010 at 1:47 pm


Ah, stepping in melting snow. I call that Wet Sock Syndrome. And I hate it. Lots. heh

2 | Javamom

December 16th, 2010 at 4:14 pm


I thought your right hand was a camera…? Glad you still have both (the hand and the camera lol!)

3 | Karinny Cezar

December 16th, 2010 at 7:33 pm


Hey Andrea, I read your blog on google reader, is there a reason why I can’t read the whole content on the reader?

4 | andrea

December 16th, 2010 at 8:16 pm


Firemom, Javamom – socks are dry and I’m totally defrosted. :)

Karinny – There is indeed! :)
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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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