Category Archive: Life

pieces

I removed the post about my mother’s death for a number of personal reasons, some of them complicated. Please know that its disappearance doesn’t erase my gratitude for the responses so thoughtfully shared—they’re… Continue reading

winter gardens

Yesterday, powered by oats (no surprises there!) I spent the afternoon roaming the neighbourhood I lived in as a teenager. With only traces of snow on the ground, and an abundance of oak… Continue reading

my lately

New blog header | I’m spring-cleaning without the spring. Bringing the outdoors in | Winterberry grows in abundance outside my apartment. The crimson berries are a welcome surge of colour against January’s muted… Continue reading

bits | pieces

Happy weekending, friends. I’m determined to venture out of the burrow for the first time since Christmas eve. Something short and sweet, I think. My healing has turned a corner these past couple… Continue reading

tea and oranges

I stepped into the apartment entryway to check our mailbox this afternoon. The wind penetrated the slight gap between outer door and floor; the porcelain tile ice-cold beneath my feet. This has been… Continue reading

1.5.15

It’s well and truly the new year. I know there are some who wipe clean all traces of Christmas within days of the holiday ending. But I haven’t even dismantled the Wee Tree… Continue reading

my lately | all that glitters is not gold

My word-crafting doesn’t come close to the precision with which the bloggers I admire slam meaning, with literary finesse, right out of the park. I fumble. A lot. It can take hours to tease words from… Continue reading

the odd bits

What can you say about a week that was bookended by sandals and mittens? Where a single layer was cloyingly hot and a hat and scarf weren’t nearly enough. Where spring rain nourished… Continue reading

happy weekending

The long weekend is about to unfold. How good do those words sound? Mine is filled with one part work (Farmer’s Market. Love it.) and two parts relaxation, including a trip to Toronto to… Continue reading

happy weekending

I’m spending the weekend in Toronto and so looking forward to lapping up the scenery, hanging out with the kids, and beginning my quest for a mother-of-the-bride dress (The not hideous kind. Of that I… Continue reading

stillness

If there was any lingering despair that it might just keep on snowing, the rain has moved in to announce it’s truly spring. At last. We finished a catering job today, leaving the afternoon wide… Continue reading

juggling

Lately, my days have been a jumble of work (chop. chop. chop.) and wonder (the world is green! and there are spring shoots) and worry (even BIG kids need their ma). Easter departed as… Continue reading

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