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! :)
I publish a truncated feed because of content scrapers (spam website that copies content from other websites).

comment form:


Have a great summer at Saunders Farm!

Mrs Tiggywinkle's - the best toy store in Ottawa

Click me!


Stay in touch

Me and my pet projects

Ottawa Bucket list

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • lose weight: Divorce,drama, loss of a job, health problems about yourself or someone you worry about - these items happen. ''For starters, the way the Diet Solutio
  • Claudette: I love your little list every weekend! As I've mentioned, I too have started doing something similar, and some of my followers are commenting how much
  • Misty: I also have trouble with the things I need to do, but don't want to do (including a new pair of glasses) I did finally check off submitting a warranty
  • Claudette: That is wonderful to hear! I'm the same with wheat and sugar, so if I plan a spaghetti dinner i know that all day that day I will not have any wheat p
  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive The January reset continues - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] other day I posted about some promises I made to myself and we are ten days into the month so I wanted to share a small update. To summariz
  • Jinjer: Ohhhhhh!!!! The little jars/tins are so cute and I love the box! All those tea flavors sound tasty. I definitely want this and my Mom DID just ask me
  • Claudette: My 16yo niece all the way out on the west coast loves David's Tea stuff. So I get her gift cards from there...pretty good gift idea for a teen, don't

The Obligatory Blurb

My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! 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.

If you'd like to contact me, please use this form. If you're so inclined, you can read more about me here. Thank you for visiting!


E-book alert!

Shopping Embargo e-book promo

My right hand is actually a camera

Connect with me at these places too!

Piper is on Instagram

On the nightstand

All hail the mighty Twitter