Bitter and Sweet

The Bitter Lately, I've been feeling my age. Middle age. Upper middle age? I've calculated that if I live to around the average ages of...

It's The Little Things

I am such a huge fan of dystopian fiction. Stuff like Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), Brave New...

Hot Mess

Okay, so this blog is going to be about a whole jumble of things. Why? Because life right now is a hot mess. Is it not? I wake up in the...

"Stop the world; I want to get off"

Well, well, well. Week 6. Funny that I can tell you what week of isolation we are in but I couldn't tell you what day it is, even if my...

Interloper

As we speak, my mother is dying. She has Stage lV cancer which started in her lungs earlier this year. Despite radiation treatment, it...

Arden

My mom died on May 29, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Ever the pragmatist, she chose a doctor-assisted death so we knew right down to the minute when...

In Purpose, On Purpose

Some days I think I am more feline than human - I like to sleep ... and eat ... and spend time alone. Like cats, I don't get the point of...

The Greater Good

Warning: this post could be construed as a rant. Our neighbours' dogs bark. A lot. And loudly. It used only to be during the day and into...

This Bites

Hands up. Who hates going to the dentist? I mean, thank goodness dentists exist but how do they go to work everyday in the midst of high...

Wait for it ...

When it comes to getting anything done, my method looks something like this: Start with a brilliant idea Park it in the back of my mind...

You Name It ...

When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up to be a veterinarian. No, a police officer and a ballerina. Wait, no, a teacher. But,...

I'm in a Mood

On the cusp of another lock down, Paul and I loaded up on a few essentials in town. At one store, a customer was sharing his opinion that...

Quietude

At this time of year I find myself seeking quietude. Not solitude - there's been way too much of that this year, but moments and spaces...