Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sexiest Man Living

Okay, I know it might seem like I can't stop talking about him but James Franco is really throwing me for a loop with this whole General Hospital thing. I mean WTF? It seems crazy to me that an actor with his current resumé would sign on to star in a soap. It weird but I also find something kind of cool about it. A true actor likes to challenge themselves, right? And that seems like it would mean trying all kinds of different work. I'm sure being on a soap opera is hard work, they certainly film enough episodes so I imagine the schedule is exhausting. Kudos to him for realising that acting is acting and if a part comes along that interests you, who cares if it's day time TV and you have to play opposite characters like Sonny Corinthos. It's all just another reason to love this guy.

Thanks Salon, I'm in total agreement with you!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stevie - the early months

With Stevie's 2nd birthday this week it got me thinking about how quickly she is growing. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that we were bringing her home from the hospital. Now she's running around and talking up a storm (or at least trying to!). I found these photos of her first couple of months the other day and just had to share.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hollywood Crush

Like so many other women, I too have a serious crush on James Franco. I think Milk was what solidified it for me. Not sure why it took him playing a gay man to do that but there you have it. Anyway, I work during the day so I am not much of a soap watcher but man, I wish I had a tivo/PVR to record this.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2 already

Two years ago I was at the General Hospital waiting for my little lady to come into the world. After spending 2 days in a hospital room waiting for my induction to take effect things finally started to happen. At this point two years ago I would have been two hours away from meeting Stevie face to face. Was I exhausted beyond belief? For sure. Was it totally worth it and the best day of my life? Most definitely. Not to sound all cheesy but it was truly life changing. And I don't just mean in the never having any time to myself kind of way. It's just changed the way I feel about everything. It's made me appreciate and care about things so much more. And even though being a mom is super hard, I feel like I'm good at being Stevie's Mom. Like this is just something I was meant to do.

Happy Birthday Little Bunny!!! I love you so much.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Daphne Odjig

Today for our "Family Day" outing we went to the National Gallery to see the Daphne Odjig exhibit. Stevie loved running around and attempting to scare the guards by getting a little too close to some of the paintings. It was such a nice time though. I can't help but feel like we are fostering a love of art for her by taking to see these things so early on. I feel like it worked on me since my parent's did the same thing.

Anyway, back to Daphne. She was born and raise in the village of Wikwemikong, on Manitoulin Island. Her works are a very abstract take on the human form but you can see she is obviously heavily influenced by her native roots. The colours in her painting are so strong and bright. She is often referred to as "Picasso's grandmother". Stevie was pretty mesmerised by a number of them. So we're Darrell and I actually. That's what I love about the Gallery, you can go in not knowing anything about the artist and come out a fan. Daphne is still alive today, I believe she is around 90 years old. Still painting I hope.

Here is some of her work:

These photos don't do them justice though and there are so many great ones that I haven't shown here. Get to the National Gallery of Canada by January 3rd to check them out yourself.