You’ve had years to get used to her, but still there are the occasional comments that tie you into knots. Whether she lives around the corner or halfway around the world, few things are as challenging as your relationship with your mother-in-law. Hopefully you are not living the life of Debra Barone of Everybody Loves Raymond fame and maybe, instead, you’re one of the lucky ones with a perfectly delightful mother-in-law. Whatever the case, during the holidays we’re Read More
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.
I love that line. It makes rainy days sound special; something worth sharing a star with.
How do you feel? Do rainy days dampen your spirits or are you the pluviophile among us who finds joy, peace of mind and creativity on a rainy day? Sure there can be extremes Read More
One of my favourite Hallowe’en memories happened a few years ago not at home greeting Trick or Treaters, but when traveling around the beautiful Eastern Townships in Quebec. It was in part a weekend getaway, but mostly a chance to Read More
I don’t think beauty is universal. I believe beauty is everywhere and that we all perceive certain things as beautiful, but the magnificent object that takes your breath away is different from what leaves me in wonder. Read More
Do you ever think you’re missing out on some things in life because you lack confidence? Do you sometimes feel like you need an extra shot or two to get through a session with an ogre, aka, your boss, your MIL, your [insert relevant noun here]? Well, you will not find what you need in a double shot of espresso or whisky Read More
There are some things in our lives as children that dwindle away as we grow older, and that now as adults we may miss and strive to regain – sense of wonder, play, imagination and… the nap. That blissful ability to fall asleep whenever, wherever. Talking , singing, bouncing in the back seat one minute, then sound asleep the next. And then we, as parents, continued to drive around. Groceries could wait; the nap could not. Read More
Let me count the ways…
How do I love ME? Well, let’s see, there’s… Um, er, well. And, well, there’s… or… Hmm. Well, so-and-so is always saying how brave/smart/talented I am, but I don’t really think I’m very brave/smart/talented. I mean, I’m just doing what anyone Read More