life

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

life

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

family, life

Tiny House Escape: Pender Island

We planned to take our tent trailer over to Pender Island for a couple of nights, until we heard the forecast. When we saw it was supposed to pour rain the whole time, the thought of driving an hour west to pick up the trailer then an hour south to get on the ferry, made… Continue reading Tiny House Escape: Pender Island

chronic illness, life, Poetry

Voodoo Doll: MS Awareness

Huge stakes pierce my heels Burning red hot fire Millions of minuscule knives Flay the insides of my feet A giant vegetable peeler slices off The bottoms * I'm sorry to those I squashed Those I looked down upon From any temporary high ground I believed I held I am your voodoo doll And you… Continue reading Voodoo Doll: MS Awareness

awards, nominations, challenges, writing

50 Word Thursday #27: Friendship

Oscar coughed and shifted in his recliner. Felix checked his watch then stared out the window, dying to open it and let air into the dark room. Silence the whole two hours he'd been there. He hoped that by remaining where he was, he might do some good, even there. (50 words) I haven't done… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday #27: Friendship