Frustrating Friday

That’s my new theme for Friday. I know. I know. Not a very positive or encouraging way to face the weekend or life, for that matter. Thursday was great. We all went to the musical “Two from Galilee”, a wonderful musical performed at First Alliance Church Calgary.  Superb talent and a beautiful retelling of the

Bad Bunny Marble Loves the Christmas Season

After falling behind in everything yesterday (bad migraine) I spent twenty minutes of valuable time this morning chasing Bad Bunny Marble out of the living room. The bunny gates are fairly easy to move apparently, now that Marble has discovered the joys of the Christmas season. A tree full of ornaments, many at just the


Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? Today was one of those days. I should have known even before I got out of bed that it was going to be one of those days. I should have known when I woke up in the midst of a dream (translate nightmare)

The View from Friday

Today is supposed to be a lucky day, not only because I get to sleep in tomorrow, but because it is 11/11/11. Funny, isn’t it, how we humans like to attach significance to patterns and numbers? It’s as though we feel that somehow we are in control of the universe, if only we can find

Bad Bunny Marble Is Mad

Marble can be very frustrating, it’s true. But, after all, he is a bunny. When we picked him up from the breeder, she said, “What people forget is that rabbits are not dogs or cats they are rabbits.” So, when you decide to get a bunny for a pet, as obvious as it may sound,

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…Snow

It’s Friday. The new day for my blog. I’ve decided that this is the day I would like to reflect on my week and report on The View from Starbucks. Of course, I’m in Starbucks and, of course, I’m trying to create the perfect Chapter One for my novel.  Snowflakes adorn my environment inside and

Bad Bunny Marble Strikes Again

Marble has his human pets figured out well. He knows that a couple of weeks of docile innocence will lull us into casual mode, believing that Marble has perhaps outgrown his Bad Bunny stage.  It happened on a quiet day at the Donovan household. A quiet day when everyone was home. A day when EVERYONE

Reading: A Family Affair

I have now started a Grade One Readers’ Theater group with a small group of readers in my daughter’s school. What an enthusiastic group. It started me thinking about creative ways to engage children at home as well.  A family reader’s theater may seem a little “schoolish” but I bet it would be fun. There

Marble is NOT a Bad Bunny (Really)

My name is Marble, and I am the adorable, silky-furred pet of a sometimes-annoying-but-usually-loving, six-year-old little girl.  She named me Marble because of my large, marble-like brown eyes. It has come to my attention that a certain person (see for photo of said person), has been giving me a bad rap recently, which I

Bad Bunny Marble – So cute (not)

When we were first planning to get a bunny, I did a lot of reading online about bunnies. One entry said, “Don’t get a rabbit if you like your furniture.” I thought he was exaggerating. He wasn’t. During the year we have been cohabiting with Marble, we have learned several things about his personality. If