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Category: Ramblings

Three Things I Won’t Say…

Three Things I Won’t Say…

My oldest child turned 19 today. Crazy. Officially an adult. As I slathered extra moisturizing cream on my face this morning, I allowed myself to drift back. He was in kindergarten, around this time of year. I went to his classroom for a parent/teacher interview. […]

Snowstorms and Sass

Snowstorms and Sass

This time last month Nanaimo was covered  no BOUND in a muffling blanket of snow. The tires on my wonderfully compact new vehicle were not cooperating. Visitors at our house for the weekend…my new ‘boyfriend’, for lack of a better word, and his lovely 12 […]

Do Sweat the Small Stuff

After months of feeling pretty down in the dumps, not able to get myself out of Dr. Suess’ ‘waiting place’…I was offered the opportunity to participate in a traditional First Nation’s sweat lodge.  Although I had no idea what to expect, the circumstances kinda led […]

The BEST Seasoning

The BEST Seasoning

Last night …2am My two ‘co-night owls’, teen 1 and teen 2 and me hovering over the kitchen island, chatting about ‘stuff’. Frying up some egg and grilled cheese sandwiches…ahhh nothing like comfort food in the wee hours of the morning.  Amirite? When I think […]

The Great Pumpkin Caper

The Great Pumpkin Caper

I love Halloween. Always have. Perhaps it’s my penchant for all things dramatic and macabre. Give me any excuse to dress up and woo hoo! I’m in. Even before having kids, I was that weirdo who really decorated for All Hallows Eve. That took some creativity and […]

Her Super Power

Her Super Power

I have no idea why… Concievably it was that we had so many people and connections in our life then. Perhaps it was because she was born the fourth child…almost five years younger than her adoring siblings. It could have been the seven weeks of […]

Seven Silly Eaters Cake

Seven Silly Eaters Cake

I don’t know about your house, but here…books abound!  Apparently when I was a baby, I slept snuggling stories in my crib. My childhood was filled with wonderful stories and books. I continued my love affair while teaching both elementary school and high school. I […]

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Show of hands…who’s ready for their kids to go back to school? I sincerely apologize to my infinitely patient, home schooling friends, as I’m bowing down to you now! I do revel in having them at home, I appreciate the schedule-less life BUT after today’s boisterous […]

‘The Best Damn Lunch of my Life’

‘The Best Damn Lunch of my Life’

 Today is the day folks! I really appreciate all of the entries, mostly I love how memories of favourite foods are so closely tied into reflections on the most cherished people in our lives. I drew Bonnie’s name out of the jar and although her […]

Baby, I Like It!

Baby, I Like It!

People say it’s only through adversity that we uncover our true selves and reach our ultimate potential. I am completely aware that it sounds like a big, soggy cliché, but just stay with me here this is an amazing story. Imagine a beautiful stay-at-home mom, […]