A bit heartbroken

Ella tried out for soccer this year and didn’t get into the team she wanted to get into.  She’s played in Division 2 for...

Wardrobe malfunction

All this First Crappy Draft editing has got me looking at other areas of my life that could do with a bit of a...

Stuck in traffic

Someone I know is stuck in traffic, so to speak, for the next few weeks and so in order to help the time pass...

Good champagne

This afternoon my dear friend Vanessa came over for a cup of coffee and a catch-up, and somewhere in there we talked about my...

Here we go again

I sincerely, honestly thought I’d have my book – the one with the working title of ‘Plan C’ – done and dusted by now. ...

De-facebooking

Earlier this week I started thinking again about cancelling my facebook account.  I do this on a regular basis, like thinking about getting a...

Are we back here again

We were playing a board game (Balderdash) with the kids the other night and Ella asked ‘what does procrastinate mean? ‘Procrastinate means putting off doing something...

stuff & nothin’

My friend Karen B is the personfication of your collective frustration at my lack of blogging… she berates me, with the cheekiest laugh, every...

Training Daze

You’ve probably heard that old nugget “having a dog is really good training for having a baby”.  Having now had both, I think I...

Wallis

I heard this quote for the first time the other day; Madonna has just directed a film called W.E. (stands for Wallis Edward) about...

Giddy-Up

Dear Trish’s Conscience, It has come to my attention that you are ignoring the very clear signals I have been sending in the hopes...

The cool kids

Tomorrow morning I’m taking the girls to the snow for a couple of days of fun and frivolity and no broken bones thank you...

A room of my own

Tracey just asked the most interesting question on her blog and my response was going to be far too long to put in a comment,...

Long wait and snap decisions

We’ve been waiting on some information that we were told would come twelve hours ago.  We don’t mind waiting, if we know exactly how...

Decorum, please

There’s a thing on the internet this week that’s making its way around via the usual channels – I found it on twitter –...

Rant 2.0

Do you remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about being asked to prepare gluten-free food for a group of kids at my daughter’s...

On blogs and blogging

Just one of your garden variety battles with pre-pubescent daughters, something I can usually handle, but last night I didn’t.  We were out, running...

Wonderings

Here’s a thought. Information is valuable, right?  Those who have the information, have the power.  But those who have the information also have some...

New Me

Two weeks into the Dr Joshi diet and I’m feeling really positive.  I’m sleeping more soundly than I have before.  I’m not sure what...

week on report

So you already know I’ve failed to manage the blog-per-day.  And there have been no new chapters in the novel.  And I haven’t made...