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

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

We’re Trying

We’re doing our best. We are tired, we are anxious, but we are trying. She and I are very alike, which inevitably leads to head-butting. We both feel anxious at times, and sometimes those times coincide. We both have autoimmune disorders, so I try to empathize, but sometimes my empathy button is broken, and I … Continue reading We’re Trying

Learn to let go

I never thought I was much of an “outdoors” person. I liked being in the house with my books and my CDs. As I have grown up, I have learned that I need to be outdoors. I need to walk barefoot on the grass. I need to inhale the sent of the trees. I need … Continue reading Learn to let go

Thankful

Happy Yanksgiving! This year I’m thankful that I live less than 10 minutes away from my brother, sister-in-law, and furniece. This afternoon I was surprised with a yummy Bruce’s Market pumpkin pie from my brother as he drove past. I am a very lucky woman to have close relationships with my siblings in my late … Continue reading Thankful

My awesome girl

Yesterday, I went to the office for the first time since March 5th to collect my things and officially become a work from home mama. While I was unpacking, my girl found my blue light glasses, and made them her own. I cannot believe that this young woman is my baby girl. She is nearly … Continue reading My awesome girl

Four Sigmatic Black Friday Sale

Sleep is not always my best friend. Insomnia and I are much more likely to be hanging out at bedtime, so I am taking a minute to enjoy the Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cocoa mix. It smells soooooo yummy and feels like a hug from grandma. (No, seriously, it does.) Made with reishi mushrooms, I get … Continue reading Four Sigmatic Black Friday Sale