Category Archives: Personal

My Life in Food (Story of a Fussy Eater)

As a child, I didn’t like meat because of sensory issues. I didn’t like the look of the soggy red packages from the store, or the cooking pans full of fatty drippings. I didn’t like the effort of trimming off

My Life in Food (Story of a Fussy Eater)

As a child, I didn’t like meat because of sensory issues. I didn’t like the look of the soggy red packages from the store, or the cooking pans full of fatty drippings. I didn’t like the effort of trimming off

I Was Financially Abused (Part 2)

Continued from this post In 1994, I moved from Saskatoon to Montreal when DG’s company was sold and his entire work unit was relocated. We suffered no financial setbacks from the move since his employer covered the costs, and we

I Was Financially Abused (Part 2)

Continued from this post In 1994, I moved from Saskatoon to Montreal when DG’s company was sold and his entire work unit was relocated. We suffered no financial setbacks from the move since his employer covered the costs, and we

I Was Financially Abused (Part 1)

I lived through a very tough five-year period in the 1990s before a marriage breakup at age 34. These were the years of my pregnancy and Link’s early childhood. They gave me unparalleled happy parenting memories, along with the worst

I Was Financially Abused (Part 1)

I lived through a very tough five-year period in the 1990s before a marriage breakup at age 34. These were the years of my pregnancy and Link’s early childhood. They gave me unparalleled happy parenting memories, along with the worst

Health Blitz

Note: TMI for some! I turned 55 this year. Yep, that means I am now a young senior! I hadn’t seen a doctor in a while; no reason. I decided I would catch up, and get some things checked out.

Health Blitz

Note: TMI for some! I turned 55 this year. Yep, that means I am now a young senior! I hadn’t seen a doctor in a while; no reason. I decided I would catch up, and get some things checked out.

In and Out of November and December

By November, Rom and I had finished our travelling for the year and we settled in for the next two months. The weather has been unseasonably cold. I’ve spent lots of time with a book, a blanket, a cup of

In and Out of November and December

By November, Rom and I had finished our travelling for the year and we settled in for the next two months. The weather has been unseasonably cold. I’ve spent lots of time with a book, a blanket, a cup of

In and Out of October

Confession time. I started Christmas shopping in October. Looks like this will be a regular thing – we travel to visit Link in the late Fall and bring along gifts for Christmas. I did find it put me in a

In and Out of October

Confession time. I started Christmas shopping in October. Looks like this will be a regular thing – we travel to visit Link in the late Fall and bring along gifts for Christmas. I did find it put me in a

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

In and Out of June

June was low-stress and interesting enough! A glimpse into my quiet life: I saw another amateur theatre production (the musical of 9 to 5). It was really good, and it reminded me of how awful and sexist workplaces used to

In and Out of June

June was low-stress and interesting enough! A glimpse into my quiet life: I saw another amateur theatre production (the musical of 9 to 5). It was really good, and it reminded me of how awful and sexist workplaces used to

In and Out of May

A bunch of pleasant things: The nearest ice cream stand opened for the season – so I had my first scoop of local favourite flavour Moon Mist already Chinese food meal for Mothers Day with extended family Out for a

In and Out of May

A bunch of pleasant things: The nearest ice cream stand opened for the season – so I had my first scoop of local favourite flavour Moon Mist already Chinese food meal for Mothers Day with extended family Out for a

What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

Just about everyone grows up with pressure to look, think, communicate and act in certain ways. The expectations may have been your parents’ wishes, the culture of your extended family, based on religious beliefs or a national/ethnic identity, based on

What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

Just about everyone grows up with pressure to look, think, communicate and act in certain ways. The expectations may have been your parents’ wishes, the culture of your extended family, based on religious beliefs or a national/ethnic identity, based on