I don't like coming "cold" into a blog without knowing who's who... you know, you're reading along and all of a sudden, Phoebe does something and you're like, "who's Phoebe?"
So here's who's who. KEEP IN MIND THAT MOST OF THIS WAS WRITTEN TWO YEARS AGO AND JUST UPDATED TODAY BECAUSE IT WAS sOOOOO OUT OF DATE!
Me - Jennifer - 36 years old today, stay-home mama of 3 (only one at home)
Ted - DH - 42 years old, or maybe 43! Works as a driver for local funeral home but his real talent is in graphic arts - he's a cartoon artist. Very talented.
Ds1 - 13 years old - interests include: reading, computers, handheld computers
Dd1 - 12 years old - interests include: umm... it's private
Dd2 - almost 3 years old - interests include: Lego, play-doh, cooking, cleaning ;-)
Ds2 - 4 months old -
My parents - two
Kids' Grandparents - Bubby, Zeidy, in Ottawa, Granny, Grampa, and, in Calgary, Grandma & Grampa Mikey, Grandpa & Grandma Carole
Siblings/Aunts/Uncles - Eli, Sara, Abigail, and on Ted's side, Richard, Bobby, Cheryl
Friends - a few, from shul and other places... not many for me; I'm a loner
The biggest thing I'm working on these days is getting back into freelance writing. Mostly for the Canadian Jewish News, but trying here and there elsewhere as my energy levels permit. It's nice being back into writing, and it gets my brain working again, which is always a good thing after this quick repeat journey into early-mommy-hood, but it's also hard shaking off the sleepy daze that surrounds me most days.
I also do computer tutoring. I like working with people 55 and up, especially beginners, because it's such a fascinating journey of discovery. Before this baby came along, I was the coordinator of computers for the Bernard Betel Centre (can I put in a link there?) and built their seniors' computer centre from scratch. Right now, I have two ladies that I'm tutoring in their homes and I'm also starting to do workshops at the Betel Centre (no need for another link!) in the hopes that it may lead to a part-time job teaching...
All of this is a frantic effort to make money in light of the reality that - with the baby approaching 12 months - my EI is running out any day now. And then we will be on our own with Ted's (significantly reduced) income.
Anyway, this is the cast of characters, plus a bit about who we are... hopefully, more adventures will follow!