Breathe in


Parenting, Personal

During my trip during the last week of August, my mother and I spent some time driving around Regina while the kid slept in the backseat. She needed the nap and I needed the quiet time. As my mother drove around the city I started crying, as I have been doing most days for the […]

September 27, 2011

La la la la


Parenting

Yesterday, in an attempt to have some fun with the kid and get out of the house, Joe and I took Maggie to Toys ‘R’ Us where they were having an event to launch the newest Elmo doll (which happens to play the drums and cost $75). The event wasn’t entirely what we expected. A […]

September 26, 2011

Tears and sadness


Personal, PPD

The very worst times of my life are those times when I have sat with my baby girl in my lap, weeping and apologizing to her. It has happened three or four times, when I’m at the end of my rope and everything seems to be going wrong. I cry and cry and can’t stop […]

September 25, 2011

Somewhere in between


Parenting, PPD

I love my daughter more than I can ever describe. She’s smart and beautiful and she’s curious and she gives the world’s best hugs. I love her and I love being with her. And there are nights like tonight when I just want her to go to sleep. I want to put her to bed […]

September 23, 2011

Things I like about me


Personal

I am efficient. I get things done quickly and I consider this a skill. When I was in high I was always the first to finish exams. You had to stay in the room for the first hour and there were times when I re-read my exam a few times just because I had the […]

September 21, 2011

The truth of the matter


Personal

I was inspired to write a little about my experiences after reading Stephanie’s post Everybody Hurts… sometimes, and by Michael Landsberg’s blog post about Wade Belak’s suicide Suicide seems to be one of the topics of the day, particularly in the world of hockey, my hometown Senators gathered around one of their coaches last year […]

September 17, 2011

Pretty Little Girls


Parenting, Personal

    I’ve seen a few things in my online adventures recently that reminds me that little boys are supposed to be wild and get dirty and little girls are supposed to be pretty and gentle. This encourages me to get my daughter out playing in the dirt. Yesterday she was dressed in yoga pants […]

September 17, 2011

Getting it done 9


Personal

Fix up the bikes so we can actually ride this summer – Yeah… Get a ticket for the Social Capital Conference Arrange a date night (with babysitter) Thank you, Grandma Organize a book swap in Ottawa – July 31 at the Elmdale Tavern, 2-5 pm  A smashing success, we have to do it again See […]

September 14, 2011

A Sentimental Song


Personal

My wedding dress is currently hanging in our storage room. I just took it out of the Rubbermaid bin it’s been in since I took brought it home on October 7. The bottom of it is still dirty from my walk up the rainy aisle on our wedding day, our pictures in the grass, the […]

September 8, 2011

Getting it done 8


Personal

Fix up the bikes so we can actually ride this summer – Yeah… Get a ticket for the Social Capital Conference Arrange a date night (with babysitter) Thank you, Grandma Organize a book swap in Ottawa – July 31 at the Elmdale Tavern, 2-5 pm  A smashing success, we have to do it again See […]

September 8, 2011