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15 Apr, 2021

I got jabbed! #TeamPfizer

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

On the same day our youngest turned 20, I got my first Covid vaccine. For the record, my next one is scheduled four months from now. I wasn’t going to write about getting my shot because I wanted to avoid any backlash. Let me just say that I agree there is a long list of people who […]

12 Apr, 2021

The big TWO-OH

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

So, our youngest daughter turned 20 yesterday. TWENTY. YEARS. OF. AGE. That means, twenty years ago, a brand new life EMERGED FROM MY LOINS and became An Actual Person. Some of you have been reading this blog for as long as I’ve been writing it. You’ve seen our kids grow up! I know exactly what you’re […]

07 Apr, 2021

Long weekend views

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I really needed this past long weekend and I really needed this glorious weather. We went for quite a few long walks around our neighbourhood. After all, what else is there to do? Most of the time we just walked the streets around here but now and then we decided to shake things up with a walk […]

26 Mar, 2021

updatish

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

What’s new? Well, never in my life have I gone on so many walks. We are walking here, there, everywhere. We walk the dog. We walk at lunch. I walk in the morning. We walk on the weekends. We walk to the store. That sounds like a lot of walking, and it is, but I […]

28 Feb, 2021

this is what our pandemic weekend looks like more or less

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

This is my view for many minutes at a time on weekends, but only when I don’t feel like I have (metaphorical) ants in my pants (which is frequently). The dog got a bath. (Last weekend I sewed her some bandanas, if you can believe it.) I read my library book. I have been reading […]


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  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive I got jabbed! #TeamPfizer - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] the same day our youngest turned 20, I got my first Covid vaccine. For the record, my next one is scheduled four months from […]
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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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