I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

I am not gluten intolerant.I am not a heavy drinker.I don’t consume dairy products.I’ve tried cutting foods out of my diet.I’ve had every test under the sun. I’ve had blood work and colonoscopies.I’ve spoken to naturopathic professionals, and gastroenterologists.I’ve eaten strictly vegan.I’ve tried FODMAP.Keto.Paleo.Liquid.Rice cakes and peanut butter.Starvation. I was told to eat only raw … Continue reading I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary, Ty and Danielle! I cannot thank you enough for being my family. Not just my bio family, but my chosen family. The family that my kids can reach out to. The family that shows up for everything. Thank you for being a good example to our kids, and to us. Thank you for … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!

Happy 2nd COVID Birthday

Happy birthday, Christy! I think this is the longest we have gone in all of our years of friendship without seeing each other regularly! One day we will get lost driving to the beach again. One day we will go camping when it is way too cold again. One day we will play board games … Continue reading Happy 2nd COVID Birthday

That Canning Obsession

http://www.instagram.com/reel/CMEOW55BHAK/ A few years ago I was determined to go Zero Waste... and I was doing pretty well... then COVID-19 hit and everything needed to go back to carefully packed, and individually wrapped products. I still put everything that I can in my beautiful canning jars, and try to reduce waste wherever I can, eliminating … Continue reading That Canning Obsession

I guess it’s ok

Do you ever have a day where you need to get something of your chest, but you’re not 100% sure what it is that you need to get off your chest? That’s me today. I have tried starting this post 3 times today and each time I write the first word, then delete it. Then … Continue reading I guess it’s ok

New Day, New Week, New Month

I love when Monday is the start of a new day and a new month! I am so glad to say goodbye to February, and to plan for a new month with no mistakes in it yet. The last month has been hard, but it has also had some beauty in it. I found myself … Continue reading New Day, New Week, New Month

I can’t just fall apart all the time

“Life is what happens when we are busy making other plans” ~ John Lennon Over the past couple of weeks, life jumped up and smacked me in the face hard, not the least of which has been my raggedy old man getting very sick, which at 16 is not a good look for a cat. … Continue reading I can’t just fall apart all the time

It’s Not Everyday Yer Young Man Turns 11

“It’s not everyday yer young man turns 11!” My boy. My baby. My little man. My cuddle bug. My sarcastic, sardonic funny kiddo. You are eleven years old now. Old enough for your letter from Hogwarts, old enough to qualify as a preteen, but not too old to still curl up on my lap and … Continue reading It’s Not Everyday Yer Young Man Turns 11

Happy Birthday, B!

Happy birthday, B! How can you be 14??? One minute you were a small baby asking your uncles to toss you high into the air, and now you are into your second year as a teen!! I love you, and your great smile, and you clever sense of humour, and your big, tight hugs. I … Continue reading Happy Birthday, B!

I am

I am a carer. I am a lover. I am an empathizer. I am a sympathizer. I am a worrier. I am a heart that breaks for others. I am sensitive. I am a ball of fear. I am concealing, and yet feeling. I am an over thinker. I am a stress maker. I am … Continue reading I am