Daily Archives: November 13, 2010

Change Is In The Air

early morning calm...

Can you believe that we have enjoyed nothing but consecutive days of beauty since I last commented on the weather here and here! Unfortunately, it is supposed to be rainy and cloudy tomorrow…which is too bad because The Brother and I are on for our special annual adventure! I am terribly excited! I’ll report back tomorrow!

The weather is not the only change moving in…Wednesday this past week was my last official day as Aunti Nanny to Baby C.

I first took care of Little E when she was one. From September 2007 through July 2009, E was my little gem Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Since August, Baby C has been the apple of my eye on Wednesdays and Thursdays. When I looked after then-Baby E, B was working at home, and I worked minimal hours at the store – when I was home at the condo casa, we had a lot of time here together. Now, B has moved on to a challenging and involved role with the firefighting program at the local college. I have picked up more shifts at the store. This fall, while I adore spending any possible time with “my girls,” we have found it somewhat challenging and sometimes stressful to balance our responsibilities with my time with Baby C, away from home three evenings/nights and two days each week. 

After serious soulsearching, contemplation and discussion, we approached The Brother and SIL Ana about alternative arrangements. Happily, solutions presented themselves, and Aunti will still get to visit her favourite family every week, yet remain primarily at home with Uncle B in Waterloo.


We can’t fight the natural progression of seasons; likewise, we need to acknowledge when our hearts and minds are asking for evolution in lifestyle. When one door closes another one opens.

A new season awaits!