Skip to main content

2 Weeks Down: A Year Without Spending

Another week has gone by and all is still well. We have been notified of a free waterbottle and a free buffet at Pizza Ranch from the home show since last week, yay! We have been playing Carcassonne a lot with the bros-in-law this week. Adam figured out a perfect way to make our own pieces and we will be designing our own expansions soon. We may make some other games too and it is a lot of fun to be using more of our creativity instead of perusing the mall. Yesterday we took Jayne (and 2 bros-in-law) to the children's museum. They have free admission every third sunday. Jayne was was scared of the dinosaurs, but they all had lots of fun overall. We had a picknic in the car for lunch and after had a visit to the Comom Zoo (free admin always). We saw the gorillas close up and the lion even roared us. It was was very exciting. We came home for a long nap and had a relaxing evening at home followed by more Carcassonne after Jayne's bedtime. Carcassonne is an amazing game, and we highly recomend it, fyi. We also went to the women's expo on Saturday and there we got info about what will be our first show with The Crazy Elephant. We are very excited to do a show, and will be spending a lot of the next two months making and designing product. We will share more details about the show closer to the may 22nd date : )


Popular posts from this blog

Cats in Paris: a Book Review

In Montreal adult coloring books are everywhere. When we came back to the states a couple of months ago I found they were popular here too. I really enjoy them and am very particular about what I pick. I like a lot of fine details mixed with whimsy.

Cats in Paris by Won-Sun Jang is simply beautiful. It begins with a sort of tour of Paris, with cats of course. There is a bit of narrative in this portion as well. The art is beautiful but not quite the page covering design work I personally love. The rest of the book makes up for it though. There are patterns and intri'cat' designs. The artwork throughout is beautifully done and a joy to fill in. I am so happy to be able to while away my quiet moments with this book.

More InfoAuthor BioI received this book from Blogging for Books for this review

Learning the Uke

The Cat Returns is one of my favorite animated films. The end song, Kaze Ni Naru, is one of my favorite parts and gave me the longing to play the ukulele. I found just the uke for me here in Montreal. It is part musical instrument and part souvenir of Quebec. I am not terribly good at it yet, but I am starting to get this song down. Once I have it figured out, I will either attempt to learn the words so I can sing along, or move on to another great song. In the meantime, here is a great cover of the song by someone who has been playing a lot longer than I have.


Have you seen this video by Louie Giglio yet? It is really amazing to see how the universe proclaims God's glory. Take some time to watch it. God really is indescribable.