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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

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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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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