life, mental health

Learning to Be

The world has stopped. The unthinkable has happened and we’re in crisis mode, trying to get our heads around this ‘new normal’. I’ve been here before. No, not exactly like this, obviously. But almost five years ago, my world stopped when I finally admitted I couldn’t teach anymore. I’ve been adapting to my new normal… Continue reading Learning to Be

life

Christmas: pressures and perspective

So, I was 'voluntold' yesterday by my youngest that 'we' were providing the vegan gingerbread house kit for her and a friend for the class contest on Friday. Ummm... okay? 🤣 I love that she knows I love to bake so assumed I'd be happy to do it. Happier that it doesn't occur to her… Continue reading Christmas: pressures and perspective

family, life

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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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

life

Bathroom Renovation – Part 5: Lessons learned from hiring a ‘designer’

Remember The Gong Show? Hilariously innocuous in its innocence. Beware the reality when you take on a home renovation. I wanted my next and last post to be the final reveal, since this project started in January. But after 11 weeks I finally kicked them all out, tired of being a hostage in my house.… Continue reading Bathroom Renovation – Part 5: Lessons learned from hiring a ‘designer’