Taking a moment

Parenting, Personal

Yesterday I went and got another tattoo. I went to the same artist that did my last one – the one that represents my marriage. I like her personality, I like her style, I like her lines and colours. I knew as soon as I decided what this tattoo would be and where it would […]

June 24, 2010

For Gramps


Today I have a very important phone call to make. The kind of phone call that you think about all day, trying to decide if it’s the right time, or maybe it’s too early, or maybe it’s too close to lunch time… It’s the kind of phone call I would normally avoid making with every […]

June 21, 2010

Here’s the thing…

Parenting, Personal

I went to two roller derby practices. I bought roller skates. I was excited. I felt like I was really pushing myself for the first time in a long time. Maybe ever. The second practice I went to I didn’t make it through. We did laps and lunges and crunches and various other exercises that […]

June 18, 2010

An Education


I’m spending this year at home to help my baby develop. To educate her. To make sure she is set on a good path. I also want to spend some time learning myself. Last weekend, Joe and I met an old friend of his for coffee. Kim has undertaken a photography project and we became […]

June 16, 2010

So considerate

Issues, Personal

One of my greatest flaws as I try to get along in this privileged western society that I live in is that I have a tendency to think about what affect my behaviour has on others. It makes me unfortunately rare, I find. I don’t run the yellow light because that forces the car turning […]

June 11, 2010

Dear Baby,


I don’t know how you manage it. You can scream in my face, slap me around, make me wake up in the middle of the night just because you want something. I clean up your poop and your vomit. You are demanding and you offer few rewards. You’re very existence has messed up my body […]

June 10, 2010

Ups and Downs

Parenting, Personal, PPD

My name is Amy and I suffer from postpartum depression. I am not embarrassed and I am aware that it has nothing to do with my baby, whom I love and dote on. My hormones are causing me problems, as they have done for so much of my life. It’s mostly just frustrating because I […]

June 6, 2010

No TV, Day 1

Parenting, Personal

Last weekend we handed in our PVR and cancelled our cable. They told us we would still be paying for 30 days, which makes me very angry, but we still had basic cable for a few days until they actually sent a worker to flip the switch on us (which I think they should have […]

June 3, 2010