The good, the rad and the ugly

The good: I’m in heaven! I won a stunning pair of earrings from Mid-life Bloggers. A girl can never have too many earrings (or chocolate)!

The rad: After football practice, Anklebiter #2 came home hungry and thirsty. When I offered him a biscuit to go with his water, he said, “No. I want a carrot please!” That’s right – carrots are the new candy!

The ugly: A long winter season means indoor activities like football and floor hockey – and when I say indoors, I mean in our smallish living room. (We even have an ice hockey goal indoors.) Oh, the drama and fun we’ve had… but also some terrible losses. Here’s one of the poor victims of living room hockey…

At least the rest of us still have all our teeth intact.

29 responses

  1. Oh, poor lamp! But yay for beautiful earrings.

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    April 8, 2010 at 05:53

  2. Uh oh. Not so lucky on the lighting front but congrats for those earrings.

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    April 8, 2010 at 06:23

  3. Amy

    The earrings are gorgeous but oh your poor lamp!!! And dear Fi, I’d faint if my kids asked for a carrot! Be greatful!! :-)))

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    April 8, 2010 at 06:31

  4. lilalia

    Hilarious looking lamp. It is as if a giant dog shook it back and forth.

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    April 8, 2010 at 07:33

  5. You won’t need he lamp anyway: Those earrings will light up the room!

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    April 8, 2010 at 07:52

  6. Am I glad I am not the only one that such things happen to (the broken lampshade, I mean).

    And dead right – you can never have too many earrings.

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    April 8, 2010 at 10:57

  7. Love the earrings.

    As for the hockey… stick happens.

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    April 8, 2010 at 12:52

  8. I love those earrings – well done on the win.

    As for carrot love – so veg is the new chocolate

    Shame about the lamp but I bet it was worth it

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    April 8, 2010 at 13:49

  9. That must have been some hockey game! I guess the lamp lost. πŸ™‚
    Love the earrings!

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    April 8, 2010 at 14:32

  10. The lovely, the amazing and the rueful.

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    April 8, 2010 at 15:29

  11. kelli

    those earrings are super cute…very springish/flowery looking! Perfect for your new haircut that we have not seen yet! :o)

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    April 8, 2010 at 16:23

    • I haven’t cut my hair yet… it got a colour make-over!

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      April 8, 2010 at 16:27

  12. Land of shimp

    Oh say it isn’t so! The lamp, the stalwart lamp has fallen in battle!

    You are a good and patient woman, if I caught my son playing hockey in the living-room, there’d be more victims than just the lighting πŸ™‚

    However, the earrings do make up for a great deal, don’t they?

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    April 8, 2010 at 17:44

  13. Congratulations on the earrings they are stunning!! The carrot comment made me laugh but awww, your poor lamp…it looks like a lovely one too!!

    C x

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    April 8, 2010 at 18:16

  14. Ice hockey – inside?!!! It’s a rough enough game on a full-size rink, let alone in a living room.

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    April 8, 2010 at 19:09

  15. Poor lamp! But yay for earrings.

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    April 8, 2010 at 19:51

  16. Those earrings are gorgeous! They’ll shame the lamp into scurrying away!

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    April 8, 2010 at 20:05

  17. oh my! that lamp took a beating…carrots…good for the eyes too! nice bling!

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    April 8, 2010 at 21:43

  18. Poor lamp! But indoor games sound fun, on balance…. πŸ™‚

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    April 8, 2010 at 22:37

  19. Oh now — if you’ve got an anklebiter who goes for the carrots instead of the cookies — and you let the kids have fun indoors when its too cold to got out — then you are the best mom in the world — and who cares about a lamp anyway when everybody’s happy ;>))

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    April 9, 2010 at 01:14

  20. Well, you’ll look glam in the new earrings, Fi. But – I think that lamp has lived through its last season. Too bad. Hopefully, your snow will soon melt, and the children can play outdoors.

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    April 9, 2010 at 01:18

  21. My daughter has two boys, 6 and 9, and her living room is a full time sorts arena during the winter. There is a hutch full of china with glass doors and I am amazed it hasn’t been a casualty. Those are very fun earrings that you won.

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    April 9, 2010 at 01:49

  22. Oh wow are those nice earrings!

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    April 9, 2010 at 03:24

  23. The earrings are fabulous! I had to giggle at the lamp, though. Those things are not very sturdy to begin with, we have an IKEA lamp.

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    April 9, 2010 at 15:02

  24. The earrings look fun, but I’m afraid I chuckled at the photo of the lamp – really should learn to be more sympathetic!

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    April 9, 2010 at 19:22

  25. congrats on the earrings ~ just the thought of wearing them .oh.
    and the lamp took one for the team.

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    April 10, 2010 at 00:18

  26. Beautiful earrings! Yeah for carrots! And your poor lamp..it could be worse..I heard of a puck taking out a patio door twice in one winter..so your lamp is a small sacrifice! πŸ™‚

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    April 10, 2010 at 03:00

  27. Wow … those earrings are amazing!
    And a kid asking for a carrot!??? WOW! Amazing! Unexpected! Terrific.

    And the lamp … well, that kind of stinks.

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    April 11, 2010 at 04:43

  28. Gorgeous earrings! And your lamp is battered but not dimmed. Can we ask for more in life?

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    April 11, 2010 at 22:44

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