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It’s getting a bit intents

I’ve been thinking a lot about the second part of our quarantine. We’re not officially shut down in the city, but our family is certainly going back to stage one. There are cupboards and drawers that I sorted in March that I’m going to be re-organizing again. There are goals I set myself that I’m …

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Rock, hard place

Sometimes I feel stuck between identities. It’s ingrained in me, because I grew up with one sister but I’m also the youngest of five. I have also become a lot of things I didn’t expect, and tried to be things I could never have been. The title of mother still surprises me sometimes. I have …

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Everyone is broken

We have been under lockdown since March. We are very lucky in that we are a two income household, we can both work from home, and have a child who is old enough and independent enough to do alright. We couldn’t not have been better placed for this pandemic. But still. It feels like grieving. …

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Black Lives Matter

There is very little I can say right now, and very little reason I should be allowed to opine – except to say that I recognize the luck I had being born who I am where I am, and the privilege that all of this provides. I am a white, middle class, suburban mom with …

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Sketchy

One of the things that has been good about this whole lockdown has been the fact that I have turned doodling into sketching and painting. I created a pandemic notebook that I use every day to draw in. It have always been better able to pay attention while doodling, and now my doodling is growing, …

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Frankiversary

It’s been a year since we drove to Toronto to meet a dog that we thought might be right for us – and then drove home with the dog. He went on a walk with the kid, jump into the car and then slept all the way home. We were amazed at how comfortable he …

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Gimme Shelter

Last night I wanted to make macaroni and cheese, so I went to the pantry and found that we didn’t have any macaroni. It was a simple moment when the fact that we’re dealing with something like no one has ever seen before became clearer. Because we can’t just run out and buy some macaroni, …

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Life in Threes

I turn 39 today (technically around 8:30 tonight) and it’s got me thinking about being 13, and being 26. At 13 I was living at home with my mother and sister, grandparents around all the time, and our new puppy. I had just met the girl who would become my maid of honour. I was …

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I’ve become so numb

I have been trying very hard to care about Christmas this year. I have a 9 year old and she’s excited and I want her to be excited, but there is so much else that I want. I want certainty, but we only walk farther away from it. I want to be okay, but every …

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