Step One


The first semester of my fourth year is coming to a close. One more week of classes, three more assignments to hand in and then exams. My last two essays are written and I’m really happy with them. I’m working on my very last assignment. This has been possibly the hardest few months ever. Certainly […]

November 28, 2014

Growing up Gilmore


At Pop Expo this weekend I was waiting in line for my photo with John Barrowman… And I was listening to conversation of the two teenage girls behind me in line. These girls were maybe 17 or 18 at the most, probably younger, and they were talking about all things TV – geeky TV at […]

November 24, 2014

Pathetically sick


When it was just me and I was sick it was easier. When there was work it was harder. When I became a mom it got really hard. Now that I’m a mom and working and being a student it’s really, really hard. When my nose started running on Sunday afternoon I was in denial. […]

November 24, 2014

Apple – Tree


Yesterday I went to Pop Expo here in Ottawa (and met John Barrowman squee!) and I decided to bring some blind boxes home to the kid as a treat. For those of you who are unaware, blind boxes are boxes you can buy that could have any one of a set of toys in them. […]

November 23, 2014

Something good


Something nice happened in our neighbourhood today. I was sitting in my office, working away on an essay when I saw the lady who has been staying there – I don’t know if it’s his mother or hers – standing at the front window, watching outside. I saw the car pull in to the driveway. […]

November 18, 2014

Broadway Baby


The movie Frozen has granted me a great opportunity with my daughter. It has opened the door to musicals. I have been a long-time fan of musical theatre. When I was 9 or 10 my mother took my sister and me to Toronto and we saw Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages. We next […]

November 13, 2014

Stream into 2015


Disclosure: Staples Canada provided me with a Chromecast for the purposes of this post.  I am a movie lover. For a long time settling in with a great movie has been my way to unwind, to stop thinking for a little while and escape into a different world. There are movies for everything – if you […]

November 12, 2014

We’re not alike


One of the biggest struggles I’m having being 32 and back in school is the people around me. I try not to judge, I try to remember who I was the first time around – even then I was older than most of my classmates. I have always liked school. I have always strived to be […]

November 10, 2014

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics


When I did my three year degree there was one class that I specifically didn’t take, though I knew it was a requirement for the four year degree. In the three year program I had the choice between taking this class, Research Methods, or Political Philosophy. I took Political Philosophy, which is very heavy stuff, […]

November 3, 2014


Ottawa, Parenting

When I was a kid we used to go to this apple orchard every fall. It so happens that this orchard is quite close to where we now live, and I now have the chance to take my kid there every fall to get local McIntosh apples, cider and a pumpkin.

November 2, 2014