My Raggedy Old Man Is Getting Older

You move slowly now, and jumping is harder. You aren’t that interested in knocking Christmas ornaments off the tree anymore, and you are picky about what you will eat. You are vocal about what you want and are patient and loving to your kids. You notice when our schedule shifts and we aren’t where you … Continue reading My Raggedy Old Man Is Getting Older

It’s not perfect

Life isn’t perfect. Especially right now. COVID numbers are going up in my province. There was an exposure at my kids’ school that by the time I found out about it, it was too late to quarantine them. I spent more money in October than I should have, so in November I am feeling the … Continue reading It’s not perfect

A moment of quietude

My first Starbucks Christmas cup of the season! Sundays are the day of the week when beds get stripped, meals get prepped, laundry gets caught up, bathrooms get cleaned, carpets get vacuumed, nails get painted (it’s on my to do list every week to mitigate my nail biting habit), groceries get bought, lunches get made… … Continue reading A moment of quietude

Self-esteem building

It’s been about a month of trying to make myself look and feel presentable regardless of working from home. One of the biggest challenges has been to find a way to dress a much larger body than I have ever had before. Finding things that feel comfortable and also flatter a plus-sized body was hard … Continue reading Self-esteem building

I am a hypochondriac.

I am a hypochondriac. I am a malingerer. I am a wuss. I am weak. I am always sick. I am always whining about pain. I can’t cope with life. I have a delicate disposition. I suck at life. I don’t try hard enough. I am lame. I am a worry wart. I am a … Continue reading I am a hypochondriac.

International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Repost• @overdoseawarenessday Today, in every corner of the world, is International Overdose Awareness Day. This year has been harder than most. We have lost so many loved ones. But today we remember those we've lost, love the people left behind, and pledge to do all we can to #EndOverdose. #IOAD2020 💜#overdoseawareness #overdose #overdoseawarenessday #internationaloverdoseawarenessday #august31

Attitude Adjustment

Today is a day that feels like a lot. Scratch that - I have been feeling this way for the last month. I began to feel panicked and overwhelmed for no particular reason other than that I am me, and that’s my fabulous coping mechanism. (I’m like a meerkat - fear = freeze + hide) … Continue reading Attitude Adjustment

How Not To Blog goes camping!!!

The weather is warm! The parks are opening up a bit for safe, social distance camping! Why not make like this disembodied hand and download my new book How Not To Blog? You and your kindle overheating in the tent, my book to keep you entertained… sounds pretty idyllic! Or you could just download the … Continue reading How Not To Blog goes camping!!!

Summer Reading

In case you haven't seen it yet - I published my first book!!! It is perfect for camping in your living room, sitting on the beach that you have created in your backyard, or laying in front of your air conditioner. In other words, a great read for Summer 2020! It's an easy read, and … Continue reading Summer Reading

DoTheWork Challenge Day 5 – Examining Privilege

In today’s session of Rachel Cargle’s Do The Work 30 Day Challenge, we examined our privilege and how we no winglet and unknowingly perpetuate the racist society that benefits whiteness. In particular, coincidentally aligning with yesterday’s post about white feminism, we are asked to make not of intersectionality and how white feminism is a further … Continue reading DoTheWork Challenge Day 5 – Examining Privilege