There is something magical about a puppy who is afraid of everything learning to be brave. Poppy is such a funny, smart, clever, energetic girl, and we got to have a fun puppy play date to celebrate her turning 1.
We were also celebrating that she and her puppy cousin are the best of friends. And that Poppy has allowed more people into her life, letting us love her and loving (ish) is back. Seeing Poppy getting so excited when she saw Sadie in her backyard, and watching them wrestle under the table (with an entire house and lovely backyard to play in) is a huge reason to celebrate.
And, I mean, cotton candy flavoured KD (the taste of the devil), Flaming Hot Cheetos Mac and Cheese, and a fancy velveeta deluxe macaroni and cheese were pretty fun ways to celebrate.
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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