The packing has begun


Personal

I am overwhelmed. I have spent the past few days flitting between wanting to read the pile of books that I don’t want to pack, knit the projects rather than take the yarn with me, pack everything I can reasonably pack while leaving a working household for my husband. There are bags of garbage, piles […]

November 30, 2007

I used to be a news hound


Parenting, Personal

I had forgotten my great desire to know everything. Lately, with all this time on my hands, I have had a yearning to sit with a newspaper in front on me and flip through the pages, taking the world in. I want to read magazines and listen to the news and understand what’s happening and […]

November 22, 2007

Turmoil 'R' Us


Personal

Over the past several years my life has been a gigantic roller coaster – much like the hills of Northern Ontario, which I have driven across three times in those several years. Safe to say, my life has not been anything you would call stable since I left college – seven jobs, a real relationship, […]

November 22, 2007

The times, they are a changin'


Parenting, Personal

Right now, for no particular reason, I feel scared of the future. Up until now I have been basically okay. I’ve actually been pretty cheerful about everything that’s been happening. It all seemed to make a certain amount of weird sense – or at least it seemed as though everything that didn’t make sense eventually […]

November 18, 2007

The great clean-out has begun


Personal

Every time I watch Neat with Helen Butigieg (hee hee) I develop a great desire to clean and de-clutter. That is exactly why this morning I specifically chose to watch the show. Soon I will be on my way West and I can’t leave a house full of clutter with the hubby – and I […]

November 15, 2007

It's funny how fate works


Personal

The same day that I declared my desire to stop my hyper-consumerism I lost my job. My probation came up and they decided not to keep me on – a decision that I don’t entirely disagree with. Now, I have no choice but to cut way back on any spending, and think long and hard. […]

November 11, 2007