Mum's the Word
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Not to be confused with bipolar. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. My doctor and two of my best friends are bipolar. But I digress.
To clarify, I live and work five minutes north of the US-Canadian borde/… Read full post »
Many years ago, my daughter used to ski at Wintergreen near Calgary. She was the teeniest, tiniest seven-year-old on the hill.
Not a skier myself, I would wait dutifully at the bottom of the run in the warmth of the lodge until she would appear exhausted but smiling and head back to… Read full post »
My dog barks.
While this may appear to be an elementary statement, it is much more than that. You see, my dog barks like a flipping idiot — all the time.
She yaps at every living creature that dares to pass by. And some inanimate… Read full post »
“Yum yum! Boom boom!” the chatter of excited young voices leached through the thin door. I stopped picking the dirt from between my toes and pulled my legs up, wrapping my arms tightly around them.
Rocking back and forth, I prayed that Mamasan would pass by my… Read full post »
Every mother waits expectantly to hear her baby’s first cry . . . the world around her stops until she does.
But what if she doesn’t?
There is no bigger ache on this planet then the pain of a mother’s empty arms.
Twenty-five years… Read full post »
I still have some stuff from the seventies stashed in my basement . . .
My mother’s potato masher, a Chrissie doll, my teen diary . . . So often we become sentimentally attached to the silliest things.
I don’t know why we hold on to some and let… Read full post »
I had a dream last night . . . I was in a supermarket and bumped into my Dad. He was tall and strong . . . just the way I remember. He took me into a big bear hug. It was warm, safe and familiar. I knew this was special.… Read full post »
I'm a planner.
It's both a blessing and a curse as sometimes I can just go OCD.
When I took my kids to Disneyland for the first time, by day two they were referring to me as, 'The Disney Nazi'.
And . . . I liked it.
I've done… Read full post »
Two small words that carry a lot of weight when stuck together. A haunting phrase that terrorizes so many of us in the darkest of nights.
What if . . . I had taken that job . . . what if I had married . . . what… Read full post »
A light, ever so dim, flickering at the end of the Tunnel.
It's the onset of a migraine . . .
My life this week in five lines . . . Read full post »
You know, alot of people get themselves into trouble when they send out emails or post things online after 1 AM.
Perhaps there should be some kind of app that would allow us to disable our sending or posting ability after a certain time of night. Especially for those who like… Read full post »
Okay, so I took a few days off for Easter.
It's a sacred holiday, and I was tired. Sometimes I wish I were an Orthodox Jew and observed the Sabbath. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for God's Grace and recognzie Christ as my Messiah, but gee I get… Read full post »
It was Easter, 1984 and I was pleased to FINALLY have a boyfriend to bring to Easter dinner. All my siblings were matched up every year, but this time, I had someone too.
He was six years older than my 19 years, and I was concerned that my family would embarrass… Read full post »
I don't know. Maybe I made a mistake.
Perhaps it's not important to write something every day . . . to establish discipline . . . I mean, so what if some author said so . . . What does Stephen King know anyway?
It's been over a week, and I… Read full post »
I just spent over sixty bucks to get rid of my grey. What's that you say? I'm far too young to be grey? Well, let me tell you . . . age has nothing to do with it.
My daughter is driving.
It's not that she's a bad driver, she's… Read full post »
Okay, I'm not writing my usual stuff as I just feel I need to speak on what's been going on in the Catholic Church lately. Well, not even lately. Let's just say probably since the beginning of time. But before you write off Church, God or anything to do with religion,… Read full post »
I like the colour red. Red shoes, red leather jackets, red lipstick. All very sexy. Unfortunately, there is one place where red is NOT desirable.
I just paid my bills.
Do you want to know something magical? Closing your eyes real tight before you log onto your online banking m… Read full post »
Staring in the full-length mirror this morning, I couldn't understand what the heck was wrong with my jeans. I wiggled a bit, leaned backward, but to no avail. Shimying them down my thighs, I looked at the tag. 'Levis Midrise Bootcut 6M'. I grabbed another pair out of my close… Read full post »
I just finished watching Sleepless in Seattle for the umpteenth time. My girls and I were just in the mood for something warm and familiar. Funny how old movies can become as endearing as old friends. And as comforting.
A crazy Friday and Saturday had us scattered and separated unti… Read full post »
Okay, it's late, but I hate to miss a party . . . in response to Silkstone's Open Call Post . . .
Off the top of my tired, blonde head, here's what first comes to mind, (not in any significant order) and, no, it's not a super cerebral list, but… Read full post »
I was sitting around with some twenty-somethings tonight - I can only assume they got into trouble and it was their community service to assist a senior – when the topic of buying first apartments and cars came up.
“Yeah,” the first one said, “Sheila is selling her condo.&rdqu… Read full post »
So, it's 7:40 at night and I'm sitting in a small independent coffee shop, sipping on my 24oz oh-so-lovely Soy Chai Latte, which, by the way, does not have a bitter taste, despite the $6 price, for today it was free. I had a coupon. Finally, a day where I don't… Read full post »