Valentines Day

Valentines Day

For the past six years, Valentine's day for me was a bust, well ok, I may have poured myself a glass or two of wine, and commiserated how it sucks to be single. There was a time when Valentine's day got me excited, but that was a much younger naive me. To be honest, it's [...]

One Year

One Year

For the past year, you've followed along on my journey with the new man in my life. I guess I can't use the word "new" anymore, we've just hit the one year mark. It's hard to believe, the time has gone so fast, but when I stop to think of all we have seen and done together, [...]

SNOW DAY

SNOW DAY

It snowed last night, and for this west coast girl, it brings the child out in me. Don't get me wrong, as long as I don't need to drive anywhere, I love it, snow angels and all.  For those of you who live in subzero temperatures, you must be exhausted looking at all that fluffy [...]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

It's that time of year again, the holidays are behind us, (thank god) and it's another kick at the can for an even better year. I've overindulged, consuming too much shortbread, chocolate and everything in between, I guess that's nothing new. I'm tired of eating and drinking, exhausted at the thought of it, or am [...]

Chrismukkah

Chrismukkah

"Chrismukkah" refers to the idea of merging Christmas and Hanukkah, while the concept of merging holidays was foreign to me, I embrace any reason to celebrate family and traditions (and great food!). The man in my life happens to celebrate Hanukkah, also referred to as the "festival of lights." I know very little about Hanukkah, [...]

O N E H U N D R E D

O N E  H U N D R E D

My 100th post, I can't believe it! There were a lot of late nights writing, usually with the music playing and perhaps a wee  glass of wine:)   It was my husband at the time telling me to stop talking about it, "start writing!"  So, with his support, I took the challenge to heart, enrolling in weekend writing [...]

What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

There have been several instances recently where I've needed to explain, "I'm in transition", then apologizing for the in-between stage of my life. We've all been asked the question, "what do you do?" which has been synonymous with "who are you?" immediately slotting you into a category or stereotype. Unfortunately, society wants to know "what you [...]

The Table

The Table

It's one of the few things I've missed the most from our family home.  Downsizing from a  house to a townhome, my 8' long dining table which acted as a centrepiece for family gatherings, dinner parties, celebrations, homework and yes, even beer pong, no longer fit. This being one of the few pieces of furniture that [...]