Monday, March 2, 2015

Life happens


林明子(Akiko Hayashi)

We had no water for 11 days.  Heat?  Check!  Power?  Good!  Water?  No, sorry.  We spent a lot of time filling up jugs and dragging them home, visiting relatives just to use their showers and washing machines, and melting snow.  Yes, I even resorted to melting snow for flushing toilets.

Since we are doing a lot of babysitting at the same time, I am not reading much - except for awesome picture books like Aki and the Fox by Akiko Hayashi.  Kon the Fox gets into a lot of trouble on the train ride to visit Grandma .  I have always wanted a sequel to this book.  I found the second illustration on

AND 10 Minutes to Bedtime by Peggy Rathman.  The little hamster kicking his soccer ball makes my favorite listener giggle every time.

10 minutes till bedtime


  1. Sorry to hear you had no water for that long! The images in your post are lovely. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

    1. Thanks, Linda. Your blog is awesome as well. Such a peaceful way to deal with life! Akiko Hayashi's artwork in these books is delightful.

    2. Thank you so much, that is so kind of you. :)