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Bold Steps.I was completely honoured to be selected to read a WeCanRebuildHer.com post at Blog Out Loud Ottawa, last night. This reading followed an extremely low week for me and I had barely scraped myself together enough to attend the event, let alone participate. I'm immensely grateful to the many friends and magical powers that got me through this week of self-inflicted torment. And I'm grateful to Lynn and the BOLO gang for including me in this fabulous evening. Wishing you health and happiness. Andrea xo http://youtu.be/viduQMyhXJQ
June 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm.8 comments
Surviving and thriving.That's us, to the right. Two years ago today. Moments after sharing the bad news with Luba. So early in a surreal journey. Behind that smile, a big part of me thought life was over. All of me hoped it was just beginning. We headed to Quebec City that week. As planned. I tossed and turned in the hotel bed, hoping I'd somehow fall asleep before Lucy, Bayla and Mark finished watching "The Corpse Bride", "Beetlejuice", "Edward Scissorhands" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas". I was awoken, one of those nights, by a ringing thought: This was the beginning of "The Spicy Me". Before this ordeal, my aim was to get through life. To make it to some far off end without losing any of the fabulousness I'd stumbled into. New territories and aspirations were reserved for Luba. As a matter of course. Two years ago today, I opened my eyes. I became alert. Aware. Present. Grateful plus. I started examining. And choosing. And imagining more. The two years since then have brought trauma and mourning, recovery and joy. I've made friends. I've taken chances. I've explored new territories. I've become the Spicy Me. I'd never choose cancer. I never want it again. For any one. And I'm supremely grateful for the efflorescing goodness I've been treated to since that mind-boggling beginning. Two years ago today. I'm aspiring to many, many more good years. By the way.
October 6, 2011 at 10:29 am.11 comments
October 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm.5 comments
Jack Layton.Look what the postman just delivered. A cozy, upbeat reminder of our dearly missed Jack. Straight from his beloved T.O. Peace.... Love.... Jack Layton. Perfect. Thank you, Kingi. Thank you, Jack.
September 29, 2011 at 11:05 am.Add a comment
Eighteen intensity-packed days condensed down to 2 minutes of feel-goodness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CszHU8dOB4M Thank you, Mark!
September 26, 2011 at 8:41 am.1 comment
The many wise, warm, wonderful women who enrich my life.
September 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm.1 comment
- Happiness Is... my long, strong friendship with Jay Schmidt.
- Happiness is... A Healthy, Happy Spring
- Here Comes the 10:15 Conniption, Right on Time
- Happy Birthday, Jay!!
- Coo-coo-ca-cha! Coo-coo-ca-cha!
- The party was off the hook
- Happiness Is... Cycling
September 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm.4 comments
Three glorious, sun-filled days. Eating, drinking and being merry. With fabulous, fabulous family.
September 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm.2 comments
Carefree times with my healthy, happy, healing, better-than-ever Sweet!
August 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm.2 comments
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 bigger-time geek. So, she's been over the moon. Audio books. Wii games. Wii nights. Board game nights. NFB Fridays. And, above all, surfing the catalogue. Selecting, "holding" and swiping out. And flipping Eva Ibbotson CDs in and out of the boombox. Hope this habit's a long one.
July 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm.Add a comment
A healthy, happy husband
Huge thanks for your good vibes and for our good fortune.
xo xo xo