Before KaliDesautelsSpeaks, before KaliDesautelsReads, there was Kalijd. There was a lot of life in the before. I tend to talk a lot about this season in my life as something I had to get passed to get here, and yes - I had anxiety and depression and an eating disorder and an unhealthy obsession with … Continue reading #TBT – #BellLetsTalk2021
Today started with a my favouritest cupcakes in the world, a Stanley/Pretzel Day Birthday card, and a brand new Smash + Tess romper from Danielle on my porch before I even woke up. It just kept getting better and better as kind words and thoughtful posts and birthday/birthday-ish phone calls were made. My brother found … Continue reading It’s My Birthday
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15th is #BlackShirtDay to honour and commemorate BIPOC and racialized Canadians. As the struggle to dismantle a colonial, white supremacist, heteronormative, cisgendered, Judie-Christian society continues, many of our … Continue reading Black Shirt Day 2021
Yesterday… yesterday my baby turned 13. This amazing, stubborn, creative, kind, hilarious, silly, clever, empathetic, beautiful young woman is has graced us with her presence for 13 years. Yesterday… yesterday, I brought her home from the hospital with no idea what I was getting myself into. I was happy, grateful, scared, and deeply in love. … Continue reading Yesterday… she turned 13.
Welcome to 2021. This year will be… 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months, 8760 hours, 525600 minutes, and 31536000 seconds. Some of these moments will inevitably be wonderful, amazing and transformative. Some of the moments will inevitably be hard, awful and transformative. This is life. This is what John Lennon said happens when we are … Continue reading How Do You Measure a Year?
Christmas 2020 It’s taken me five days to figure out how to post this magical day. For 37 years, my family has gathered to celebrate Christmas Eve - we have our family dinner, gather together, open our gifts and enjoy each other’s company. Christmas Eve has always been at my parents’ house without exception. Until … Continue reading Christmas Eve 2020
On the first day of Christmas break, we had a miracle - magical Christmas snow! The tree in our front yard is suddenly a winter bower, the air is filled with sparkles and fog and happiness! We rarely get snow here, let alone in time for Christmas. This snow brought along a night long power … Continue reading It’s a Christmas miracle
Nothings says “old married couple” like the treat that are my reading telescope glasses. Every night, without fail, at some point or another my long suffering husband gets to see his beloved bride with my reading “glasses”, my crazy hair contained for the night, and the book of the day Sometimes I like to complete … Continue reading Married life is so romantic…
Like mother like son. My small man took on lunch making duties today, and decided on a frozen thin crust mushroom pizza. He set his timer, and settled on the floor in the kitchen to wait. If you know me, you know that this is my favourite place to sit when I need a minute … Continue reading My Little Man