Two dogs, one heart


Personal

Frank has now been part of our family for almost two months. He seems to be quite comfortable with us and we have all grown quite fond of him. He’s a very good dog. If a bit vocal. He’s had a few trips to the vet now and a good haircut. But the haircut made […]

May 24, 2019

She ain’t heavy


Parenting

My daughter is an athlete. When she was a baby we tried a whole bunch of different physical activities in the hopes that a couple might stick and they have. She did gymnastics for years, she loves to swim, she plays soccer every summer. This year she’s doing another Pedalheads bike camp, a musical camp […]

May 24, 2019

My Wee Baby Girl and Our Gramps


Parenting, Personal

When the Baby Girl was born my Mother and my Gramps were living in Regina and were quite desperate to know what was going on with the baby. I was at home with my phone and computer and this little girl who had enveloped my heart, and so I started sending them pictures every day. […]

April 29, 2019

Out of focus


Health, Issues, Personal

Recently life has been a bit of a mess. We have a lot going on – sometimes it seems like more than we’ve ever had. Work and travel and a new dog, a kid with her stuff, appointments. More than once in the past three weeks I have made an appointment in one calendar and […]

April 24, 2019

Dogged


Parenting, Personal

On February 1 we said goodbye to our puppy dog and none of us were sure when we would have another pet. Henry was a sweet boy and we loved him dearly. Saying goodbye was incredibly difficult, and so was the silence he left behind. As it turned out I started feeling quite desperate for […]

April 9, 2019

Isn’t It?


Personal

Today was International Women’s Day and I celebrated by leaving the childcare to Joe and taking myself to Chapters and a movie. I bought the new Amanda Lovelace Book (awesome feminist poetry – speaking as someone who has never enjoyed reading poetry before). And then I went to see Isn’t It Romantic – a cheesy […]

March 9, 2019

23 hours a day


Health, Personal

Time moves differently in Cuba. Or at least it felt different. Maybe it was less the fact that I was in Cuba and more the fact that I had no internet access for 23 hours out of the day. Without internet I managed to fill my days with reading, swimming and movies. I also took […]

February 17, 2019

A Cuba


Health, Parenting, Personal

I am at my gate at the airport. (Super early, but with books to read and an episode of Drag Race to watch). I’m off to Cuba. My first time on a warm beach. My first time outside of North America. A solo vacation. Time to step away and break out of the brutal constant […]

February 9, 2019

The good Chancellor


Personal

Joe and I started talking about moving in together quite soon after we started dating, and before we moved in together we started talking about getting a pet. We flirted with the idea of a rabbit but in the end the thought of a dog of our own won out, and we started looking for […]

February 3, 2019

A picture at the top of the stairs


Personal

Dear Gramps, I know that you hated having your picture taken, and I saw the frown on your face those times when you realized I was trying to be sneaky with my camera, but there are pictures of you in this house that make me smile every time I see them. A picture at the […]

January 27, 2019