For 12 years this Raggedy Man as been my fur baby. For most of that time he has sat with me, avoiding touching me as he possibly could. He kept me company, tripped me as I cooked, and was always near my feet. But now? Now he is all over me all of the time. Smacking me, climbing on me, walking across my chest, laying next to my pillow, sitting on me, yelling in my face, reminding me that he is here. I don’t know why the change, and honestly, some days it can be a bit annoying to get fur in my eyes and fluff in my mouth, but on the other hand? He is my baby. He is getting old, and I love him. He’s at an age now where when he wants me, I feel like I need to stop what I am doing and give him the attention he needs. He needs pets, and love, and treats, and sunshine, and attention. Most of all? He seems to need me.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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