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

chronic illness, life, mental health

Milestones and Reflections

At the beginning of June, I celebrated the first year of my blog. It was a huge step for uber-private me last year but the response once I finally faced my fear and hit publish was unreal. I can't believe I have over 500 followers. More importantly, I can't believe the support I've received and… Continue reading Milestones and Reflections

mental health

Reblog: Mental Health Awareness Week

I was going to write a post about mental health this week but I couldn't say it any better than this. Please read this excellent post by The Feathered Sleep, in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. A spot-on description of depression. ❤️ Amanda https://thefeatheredsleepcom.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/mental-health-awareness-week/