Old Myths


I found out that it’s likely I’ll be sent to Toronto for work in the near future and I was thinking about that, and my dislike of the city, and that it’s good I’ll have a colleague to help me make sure I don’t get lost. And then I thought to myself – I haven’t […]

October 8, 2019

Almost 100


One of the last few times we went to visit my Gramps, my kid asked him if he was going to live to be 100. He replied, “I’ll give it a go.” Today would have been his 99th birthday. The year he turned 90, he was still living in Regina and my sister and I […]

July 26, 2019

A Veranda


When we lost my Dad in 2015, we also lost his house. It was the house my parents bought together as they started their new life, the house I came home to as a newborn. He lived there for 40 years – almost to the day. They moved in on May 1 and he died […]

July 22, 2019

Step on the stones


Life ebbs and flows and recently it’s done a lot more ebbing and a lot less flowing. I’ve spent the last several months getting more and more frustrated and stressed and it all came crashing down around me. The crash has left me wondering, again, who I am supposed to be. I’ve found her a […]

June 23, 2019


Parenting, Personal

Today is Father’s Day, and for my husband it is not only his first without his Dad, but I’m also skipping town for a week with his daughter. But I think a week alone, with no nightly activity schedule will be good for him. When Joe and I met I was determined not to have […]

June 15, 2019

Gone but not forgotten

Health, Personal

There are days when I just need to sit back and cry and miss the people who are gone. I have recently been struggling with a lot of things that weigh heavily and I have been pushed to make decisions about my life path. There are people I usually would have consulted about things like […]

June 11, 2019

Two dogs, one heart


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


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