Monthly Archives: July 2011

Happiness Is…

Healthy New Addictions. Library loans have been strictly forbidden from our book-crammed, chaotic home. Until now. This week, Lucy and Bayla got their first library cards. Lucy’s a big-time reader. So, she was pleased. Bayla’s a big-time shopper. And a … Continue reading

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Looking for Me

In January, 2009, I was a busy woman. A stressed-out Nortel software designer. A hard-working mother to 7 and 9 year old girls. A passionate kidlit advocate publishing four podcast episodes a week. I exercised tonnes. I moved fast. I … Continue reading

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Your Story Deserves to be Bold — My PAB2011 Jolt

Related Posts: Bold. By Default. Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith Happiness Is… Evolving Contested Irrelevance — My PAB2010 Jolt More PAB

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Happiness Is…

A healthy, happy husband (and fabulous, free health care) Huge thanks for your good vibes and for our good fortune. xo xo xo Related Posts: Tomorrow is The Big Day

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On with the old. In with the new.

Here’s where it all began. Where Mark and I met for our very first date. That history-making, mega-foamy latté. I snuck in the back door. De-toqueing and de-snowing myself, unseen. Mark faced away. Tall, wiry, and newly goateed. There was … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is The Big Day

Tomorrow is Mark’s long-awaited surgery. Beaming happy healing vibes for a caring, capable team, a smooth and successful operation and Mark’s swift, smooth, permanent recovery. I love you, sweet. Looking forward to the beginning of your new pain-free chapter.

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Happiness Is…

Past, Present and Future Fun. Can’t wait!!! Landscape photos thanks to ecstaticist,  BugMan50 and naserke. Related Posts: Dusting off a Dream

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Happiness Is…

Second, and third, and nth chances. Yesterday, was frustration. I guess I should say, I let myself be frustrated. One small effect, and propagating cause, was the absolute blackening of this pot. Followed by my many frantic, frustrated, fruitless attempts … Continue reading

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A Top Notch Tenning

The weekend Lucy turned ten, I found that lump. Fully dressed, amidst Lucy’s festivities, some tingling vibration drew my fingers. And there it was. With a puff of cold steam, a new world was born. Today, Bayla turned ten. Twenty-two … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, My Baby

Ten years ago today, our beautiful Bayla was born. Thank you, Bayla, for sharing your sunny bubbles, your spunk, your music, your cuddles, your wit, your perspective, your art, your ideas, your passion, your love. And thank you for your … Continue reading

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Caring is King

Last night, online, a friend mourned a friend. And sent ripples across the net. Today, over wine, a friend mourned a lost pet. More ripples. And tonight, a stranger’s hug soothed my own silly tears. People are good. I am … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits

My bad mental habits get loads of space. Here, and in my head. But I have good habits: I’ve all but eliminated sugary treats (19 mos). I consume freshly juiced veggies 4-7 days a week (21 mos). I get lots … Continue reading

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First Person, First Class

As our enjoyable BOLO evening ended, last week, my friend Laurie and I sprang to our feet, hoping to dash to the exit before throngs of bloggers clogged our path. But the packed room was gridlocked. I shrugged. This would … Continue reading

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Please. Spare Me the Cancer-Spam

It is inching towards midnight, one million degrees and humid. We are without air conditioning. Our girls are squirrely and none of us are able to sleep. So, a cranky post in response to some all-too-frequent insensitive cancer-spam. Hi Andrea, … Continue reading

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And now for those last few cobwebs…

“The first thing to remember is this: as long as you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional … Continue reading

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