Free Hugs


Parenting, Personal

Joe and I were friends before we dated. (Actually we started our relationship when he was my pseudo-boss who hired me on at the paper where he was editor in chief and I was production manager and we both technically worked for the board but he signed my cheques… it was complicated). As the year […]

July 31, 2011

Daddy’s girl


Parenting

The first time I remember saying the phrase ‘mom and dad’ I was a teenager. It was in relation to something to do with my sister, a graduation or ceremony of some sort, and I paused as soon as the words came out of my mouth. It sounded odd. My parents separated when I was […]

July 29, 2011

Far away, so close


Parenting, Personal

I feel like I’m swimming in the middle of the ocean and I have no destination. Trying not to go crazy. I’m anxious. Things can make me teary out of nowhere. Thoughts fly in and out of my head. I forget things. I’m gradually working me way through things I want and have to do. […]

July 29, 2011

Getting it Done 4


Personal

I’ve been following Lara and Sara, and now Vicky while they post their lists of things they need to accomplish, things they’ve been meaning to accomplish for a while. I have a list, and it would be great to have some place to track it, update it and to put things as I remember them, […]

July 28, 2011

Jack


Parenting, Personal

I work for Jack. It’s not something I generally share widely, because people judge you for your politics, but for the past four years I have put my heart and soul into my job – through House sittings, elections, conventions. Everything I have worked for has been for Jack. Yesterday, my boss went on national […]

July 26, 2011

I Heart Books


Parenting, Personal

Today I went to see Harry Potter 7.2 for the second time. I started reading the books when I was in high school, I think I had finished the first two in time for the third to come out so I didn’t have to really wait for one until Goblet of Fire. I bought Order […]

July 24, 2011

18 months


Parenting, Personal

I took Miss M to the doctor yesterday for her 18 month check up and shots. I suspected she was doing just fine but I was curious to see how she was growing. Since she was born at 21 inches, the kid has been pretty well off the charts in terms of height and weight […]

July 21, 2011

Getting it done update 2


Personal

I’ve been following Lara and Sara, and now Vicky while they post their lists of things they need to accomplish, things they’ve been meaning to accomplish for a while. I have a list, and it would be great to have some place to track it, update it and to put things as I remember them, […]

July 19, 2011

Don’t blink


Parenting, Personal

I’m single parenting again for a few days this week. Hate it. It’s hard to get everyone ready for the day with no one to tag team with, it’s hard to wake up to a crying baby and know it must be your turn because there isn’t anyone else. It reminds me what my mother […]

July 18, 2011