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Moment of truth: Opinions?

Okay, here are two versions of our fully decorated Christmas tree, using the handmade decorations I presented in my last post. It only took six trips to the store for lights, some creative sawing and duct-taping to get the star on, and four days of decorating, undecorating then redecorating. Who says MS has screwed up… Continue reading Moment of truth: Opinions?

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Crafts and chronic illness: A Handmade Christmas

As I said in my last post, crafts keep me sane and help me feel productive in my spoonie lifestyle. So, together with my desire to rid our household of plastic as much as possible, I decided to make the decorations for our tree this year. Oh, an important detail: Our youngest requested that I… Continue reading Crafts and chronic illness: A Handmade Christmas

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Mom fail

I've literally been counting the minutes. As much as I love the texts telling me how well things are going, and the fact that the bathroom stays MUCH cleaner, I have really, really missed my boy since I left him in Ontario for university. So that wonderful creation called reading break has arrived, and all… Continue reading Mom fail

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Endings and beginnings

He's off. Settled. Installed at university - across the country. I'm always a proud Mama, and never more so than when our son was accepted into one of the top universities in Canada. The fact that it's four provinces (4029km/2504miles) away, is something my husband and I have been digesting, with a smile on our… Continue reading Endings and beginnings

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Oh deer! Our July Garden

Despite the best efforts of mama deer and her two Bambis, our garden is going strong after four separate attacks. Awww, so cute -- until they decimate your plants and leave their turd raisins everywhere! They found the one hole in the 15-foot hedges in the back, and feasted on our apple trees, lilacs, hydrangeas,… Continue reading Oh deer! Our July Garden