13 Things to Do on All Saints Day

Posted on November 1, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 1 Comment

Today is Nov. 1st, All Saints Day here in Guatemala. It´s a big event and we´re going to be celebrating it all day long! So, here are 13 things you can do on this great day.
1. Visit the graves of loved ones. I don´t have any here, of course, and our babies died too [...]

13 Business I Have Tried

Posted on October 17, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 2 Comments

Today´s list isn´t quite so positive. But I have to admit that every business I have attempted has taught me something. Some of them failed dismally, others just broke even or I lost interest in them.
1. Lemonade/Cookie Stand. My sisters and I did this when we were fairly young. It was hot, thankless work, but [...]

Thirteen Projects I Want to Do Before Christmas

Posted on October 4, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 3 Comments

It´s been a while since I´ve done a Thursday Thirteen, but I´m getting back on the horse. Here are13 projects I want to finish by Christmas.
1. Finish my house so I have somewhere for my sister to sleep when she visits in Dec.
2. A crochet Snowflake afghan.
3. Two cross-stitch stockings for the boys . . [...]

Thirteen Things That Make My Kids Laugh

Posted on August 30, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | Leave a Comment

Kids laugh about the weirdest things. My boys are pretty funny themselves, but what they find hilarious is very interesting! Here is a little taste . . .
1. Each other. One laughs and the other thinks it´s funny. I can see this turning into a giggle-fest when they get a bit older!
2. Things falling. Something [...]

13 Things I Wish I Had

Posted on August 15, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 4 Comments

Lately, I´ve been kind of grumpy about my life as an expat. I just keep thinking that life is easier in Canada and I´m just sick of living in one room and not being able to work properly or even cook at night because I have no light in my outdoor kitchen! So, I´ve been daydreaming about [...]

13 Milestones NOT in the Baby Book

Posted on August 9, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 3 Comments

I read an article in a parenting magazine a while back about non-traditional milestones. The woman put in something like “Son crawls down bars of crib like Spiderman”. I was just thinking about this because Dorian has been doing a lot of new stuff lately and thought I´d do my TT on it. As you [...]

13 Things Guatemalans Believe

Posted on August 2, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 3 Comments

13 Things Guatemalans Believe
Since I arrived in Guatemala, I have been bombarded with new ideas and culture, but nothing prepared me for having kids in another country, where the traditions and beliefs are very strange! Their beliefs are so different and mixed with a lot of superstition, even educated Guatemalans often believe these bizarre [...]

13 Things I Love About Guatemala

Posted on July 26, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 6 Comments

There are more than a few reasons I chose to stay in Guatemala, instead of continuing to travel or heading back to Canada.
1.    Irving. The best reason I know to stay here. I fell in love and stayed and I am still in love with him, 4.5 years later!
2.    Spanish. It?s fun to be fluent [...]

13 Things You Will Find on My Floor Any Given Morning

Posted on July 18, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 2 Comments

My floor is a mess. But luckily it?s concrete (we haven?t gotten around to tiling) and not carpet, so it mops up very nicely.
1.    Coffee. Dorian drinks weak coffee in the morning. I know, bad, bad, bad, but there is actually a reason for this. Because of his condition, he tends to get intestinal blockages. [...]

13 Things That Wake Me Up

Posted on July 11, 2007 - Filed Under 13 Things | 8 Comments

I´m super sleep deprived these days and it isn´t just because I have a newborn. I thought I´d jot down all the annoying things that wake me up in the middle of the night . . . or day, if I happen to be trying to take a nap!
1. Dante. He´s 6 weeks old, what [...]

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