Hindsight is 2020

I love the Top Nine each year mostly because I am addicted to Instagram and it is interesting to see which posts connected with people. 2020, man. What a year. If you are reading this, congratulations, you too survived COVID-19, out of control wildfires, bomb explosions, police brutality, collapsing piers, flooding, hurricanes, volcano eruptions, earthquakes, … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020

Bad Feminist ~ Roxane Gay (2014)

❤️❤️❤️❤️ In 2020, I had the honour of attending writing webinars by Dr. Roxane Gay. I admire her writings, and follow her social media, and adore things like her cute puppy dog and strong opinions. This year, I was determined to read Bad Feminist, which has been on my shelf and TBR pile for years. … Continue reading Bad Feminist ~ Roxane Gay (2014)

Christmas Eve 2020

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

It’s a Christmas miracle

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

She is not just a hashtag

Reposted• @shityoushouldcareabout Here to interrupt your feed, which has probably gone back to normal. Just a reminder that at this time last year, Breonna Taylor - EMT, COVID-19 frontline hero, and HUMAN murdered in her sleep by cops, of whom only one was charged (for the bullets that DIDN’T hit her) - was putting love, … Continue reading She is not just a hashtag

Consider donating to Canadian Cancer Society

Donate to CCS here Almost every single Canadian is part of a club that none of us wish that we had been brought into - we have all been touched by cancer. Some of us have lost a friend or family member, some have lived through tests and chemotherapy and radiation. Some of us have … Continue reading Consider donating to Canadian Cancer Society

Married life is so romantic…

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…

My Little Man

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

Thankful

It is crazy how well you can get to know people you have never met in real life. I had the great pleasure of celebrating the holidays with my team today, and they sent incredibly thoughtful gifts and heartfelt cards, which we opened to laughs and smiles and deep gratitude. My colleagues and I have … Continue reading Thankful

It has its own beauty

This is what winter in my part of Canada looks like. You will notice a dearth of snow, ice, and sled dogs. We have our own winter beauty - a quiet, chilly beauty. We don’t get much snow here, and we mostly live in a state of grey dreariness from November until February. The trees … Continue reading It has its own beauty