Hitting 30


Someone asked me last week how I felt about turning 30 – which I do today. The implication seemed to be that it should bother me to be reaching this milestone in my life. The big 3-0 as they say. The fact is that I’m not bothered at all. If you had told me six […]

February 26, 2011



Taking a note from Rebecca, I will blog kind this week in recognition of Kindness Week Ottawa – I’m taking her first suggestion here – Posting a story about how kindness has affected me. I was planning on writing this post yesterday, but yesterday I felt like an asshole and kindness was rather far from […]

February 23, 2011

And start all over again…


To say the last two weeks have been hectic is putting it rather mildly. I was busy at work and Joe was travelling back and forth to Toronto which meant I was on daycare duty for a few days. I was happy most days to get everyone fed and dressed and safely home at the […]

February 22, 2011

Hear me roar

Issues, Parenting, Personal

I am the feminist mother of a daughter. This morning I was watching the news – as I do as part of my job – and the never ending story about Justin Bieber’s interview with Rolling Stone came on. Ignoring the comments about issues he clearly doesn’t understand, they landed today on his comments on […]

February 17, 2011

Grr Argh

Canadiana, Personal

I have anger this morning. Many people in my city are feeling emotional today. Our hockey team sucks, and people have been talking for weeks – if not months – about blowing it up and starting over. Yesterday our GM started the process by trading one Mike Fisher to Nashville. The GM has said he […]

February 11, 2011

Full of giggles


I don’t usually take part in the┬ávarious writing prompts that I see in my RSS feeds, I write what I write when I feel it. Today I fell on Sara’s blog, with the writing prompt that she was using and it caught my attention right away: Describe the last thing that made you laugh really […]

February 3, 2011

Democracy in action

Issues, Personal

I happen to work in a job that allows me to watch TV all day. I am a news junkie and a politics junkie and I get to be surrounded by it. Over the past few days that has meant that I have had the opportunity to watch what has been happening in Egypt as […]

February 1, 2011