“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.
Happy birthday, Danielle. I love you so much and am so grateful to have you in my family and my life. If you ever wonder what a person means to you, counts the moments. Who the person you are excited to share happy news with? Who do need to vent to? Where do you go … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Danielle ❤️
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?
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
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 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 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
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
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…