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Every choice matters
Saturday, October 21, 2017      5 comments

So I have done the classic falling off the wagon and rebounding after weight loss with weight gain. I'd like to blame it on menopause dragging my body through metabolic turmoil (true) or self-medicating the increasing, constant stress at work w... Read more
Lucky 21
Friday, September 01, 2017      6 comments

21 years minus 1 day ago, I was desperately hanging on to my will to live between excruciatingly painful contractions while the hub hovered over me in the delivery room, trying to feed me an apple because the dangerously misguided man thought I ... Read more
My life as a cheerleader
Thursday, August 24, 2017      3 comments

The hub and I have been counting down the days to today - our kid's first proper soccer game since she tore her acl and spent over a year rehabbing after surgery. She's played 2 preseason scrimmages, then sprained a quad and had to skip the las... Read more
Total eclipse of my work day
Monday, August 21, 2017      4 comments

It's here! The hub and I are at work, and escape our offices every ~15 minutes to view the shrinking solar crescent through our eclipse glasses. It's not every day that the nerds rule the world....... Read more
The things we do for love
Friday, August 11, 2017      4 comments

Last night the hub and I were soaked through our clothes and dripping wet when we got home - the consequence of watching our soccer kid's game in a violent torrential rain that the referee mercifully ended early with the arrival of thunder and l... Read more
On young men and death
Saturday, July 29, 2017      5 comments

We read in the news tonight that our favorite waiter in our favorite restaurant turned himself in at a police station this week and confessed to murder. The night of the crime, we were sitting in said restaurant, enjoying our favorite dishes. ... Read more
Living it up
Monday, July 24, 2017      4 comments

I am having a brutal summer at work but a lovely one at home - the college kid is with us for 6 weeks, in between his previous lease ending and his new dorm opening up. Both kids are working full-time this summer but we are getting some quality... Read more
Managing obsessions
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      7 comments

My family laughs at me because I often spend thought and energy on trivial details - when I care about something, I go a bit overboard. When I cook, I have to cut/slice/plate exactly the same. Broccoli florets are arranged radially; meat slice... Read more
The unbearable lightness of being
Thursday, July 06, 2017      7 comments

Often in the wee hours, after everyone else in the house is safely slumbering, my restless mind dwells on imponderables. The most difficult thoughts are about the things most important to me - or I should say, the people I love most. And I fin... Read more
Neighbourly inspiration
Monday, June 26, 2017      6 comments

I talk to our neighbour A at most once a year. We're both hermits and dread small talk so we attend street social functions sparingly, but when I see her we somehow end up musing for hours on career, family, and life. This weekend, A org... Read more
An ode to my father
Sunday, June 18, 2017      7 comments

I last spoke to my father 26 Father’s Days ago. He was content and happy – his two adult children who lived thousands of kilometers away had remembered to phone, and had chipped in for an unexpected present. The three hours’ time difference an... Read more
Tiptoe-ing back in
Monday, June 12, 2017      7 comments

Days turned into weeks, and weeks into months - until I found my way back here and realized that it's been over a year since I left. Over a year since I tracked, since I visited blogs of kindred spirits, since I dumped my thoughts out in a blog... Read more
An honest day
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      7 comments

Today I didn't have a single meeting. No dreary inconclusive group discussions. No tabling points for future meetings. And hardly anyone came to my office. Just my boss for about 10 minutes. I had nearly an entire day at work to mysel... Read more
A cold day in ....
Monday, May 16, 2016      1 comments

I had a full day's work on Sunday. I drove in early morning, through hail. Yes, a shower of pounding hail. In the middle of May. I had to spend part of the morning outside - we brought umbrellas in anticipation, and every few minutes tipped ... Read more
Normal is time dependent
Sunday, May 15, 2016      4 comments

Scene: Soccer kid, sprawled over sofa, busy chatting with friends on her i-thing. Me, sitting on the other end of the sofa, peering at her over my laptop screen. Kid: Don't look at me! Me: Why not? Kid: Because then I want to kiss ... Read more

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