life, writing

Bathroom Renovation: Part 1 – It’s a Go!

At the end of February, it will be ten years since we moved into our house. We have been oh so responsible in dealing with the renovations, starting with the very unsexy updates of new gutters, roof and windows. Having three kids and both of us being allergic to debt means we've taken things slowly.… Continue reading Bathroom Renovation: Part 1 – It’s a Go!

awards, nominations, challenges, chronic illness, Health, life, MS, writing

50 Word Thursday #3: Relapse

I'm trying something different this week, in an effort to kickstart my fiction brain. I'm joining the 50 Word Thursday challenge hosted by Tales From the Mind of Kristian and Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith. Thanks to both of you for hosting this, it was a great simple challenge to stretch my writing muscles. If… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday #3: Relapse

music, reading, writing

The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

It's strange how you make a simple choice, then the universe sends you signs that it wasn't a simple choice at all, there is a reason you made the decision you did. Kismet. In the summer, I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to read The World According to Garp by John Irving again.… Continue reading The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

chronic illness, life, MS, writing

Grant, the cabbie has the cure!

I wake up slightly hungover and more than ready to get home. Strung out after four days facing my own anxiety and the fact that some women never leave high school, I need some serious solitude. I phone a cab and wait outside in the crisp morning air, dying for coffee. The cab pulls up… Continue reading Grant, the cabbie has the cure!

gratitude, life, writing

Blogger Recognition Award

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! Continuing on the theme of things to be grateful for, I have to thank Ruth at Melanin Talks for nominating me for The Blogger Recognition Award. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, head on over there for interesting posts from a 20-something Congolese student living in the… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award