Monthly Archives: March 2010

I’d Skip This Post If I Were You

This morning, my oncologist tasked me with making my hormone therapy choice. I’ve been reading the horrors of Tamoxifen so I perked right up when I heard the word “choice”. Here are my options: 5 years of Tamoxifen Tamoxifen is … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Our prophylactic dog. Lucy begged for a dog, almost daily, for 6 years. Little did we know when we finally broke down and found Phaedra, in February 2009, that the favour we were doing would most benefit me. Thank you, … Continue reading

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I See Dread, People
10 Small Talk Tips for Cringe-Proofing One’s Future

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Courage vs Authenticity

Melissa Ethridge, on courage and truth: Well, Courage. I’ve had a funny relationship with courage. Because I often get … ‘Oh, you’re so brave, you’re so courageous!’ And I keep thinking ‘Ok, why do they think I’m so courageous? Oh, … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Funky hand made eye candy. Last week I dropped all News Feeds from my GoogleReader and replaced them with oodles of Flickr feeds full of funky, brightly coloured, creative, hand made cloth sculpture (such as these). Giving news a pass … Continue reading

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Luba Duba Duo #1: a passover surprise

Today we received a plateful of matzah covered in butter, brown sugar and chocolate. Mmm mmm mmm!!! We are so lucky that we have nice friends who are not afraid to train our sweet tooth!!! The plate was about three … Continue reading

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From the Mouth of Bayla #14: the fire on monk

Yesterday, there was a fire on our street, it started at 7:00am and ended at 5:00pm. It affected six appartments there for it affected ten people. only one person was hurt, he slipped on the ice and was put in … Continue reading

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We Run a Pretty Tight Ship

At 3:00 this morning, Bayla dragged me in to her bed. Phaedra followed. Within fifteen minutes, Phaedra had peed full force at my trying-to-get-back-to-sleep feet. A brief but loud battle for clean beds ensued. Phaedra went to her crate, Bayla … Continue reading

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Shifting Paradigms

Life is always in conversation with us. Without fail she brings us to our perfection. — Reverend August Gold You can listen to a fabulous interview with August Gold, entitled Answering the Call: Life is Talking. Are You Listening?, here. … Continue reading

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I’m still feeling the effects of chemo#5 and we’re already just a week from chemo#6. But (big but) this will be the last one. So… WooooHoooo!!!

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For Better or For Worse: Sadness

Sadness Sadness is deep inside Sadness is smooth but sharp and jagged It hides, all the time, eating away at you Sadness is huge but can be forced into small spaces Sadness is heavy and dark Sadness is the lonely … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

A Village of Moms. Working moms juggle tonnes and finding smart, witty, genuine, fun-loving, down-to-earth characters to share kid-free laughs could be a job in itself. I don’t know how I was lucky enough to stumble into this gang. But … Continue reading

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Limerick Therapy

In response to Tricia’s Limerick Challenge yesterday: a woman on chemo one day thought the world was just crumbling away then she felt the clouds lift and said ‘Thanks for the gift of my life. Now I think I will … Continue reading

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Welcome spring

About the only thing that crossed my mind about this spring in September was the sickening feeling of a new cycle of seasons without Andrea. It was the period of limbo between Andrea discovering the lump on August 30 and … Continue reading

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Phew Two

Peace, solitude, space and time to reflect, regroup, recharge, repair and a nourishing visit from two caring friends. What a difference two days can make. Thank you.

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