New life.

I have much to be thankful for this week: My nephew, River James: A text conversation with my oldest and dearest friend today: Friends who share their collective wisdom about sleep. And finally, painkillers for back spasms! Advertisements

12:33 am.

Almost every night for the last two weeks, I have woken up and seen 12:33 am on my clock. No matter what time I go to bed, I sleep deep and solid until 12:33, and then I spend the rest of the night tossing and turning until I eventually give up and get out of…

Polar vortex –v 2.0

For the first time in my nearly 40 years, I have snow boots. I made the mistake during the first couple of snowfalls and the first polar vortex of thinking that thick socks and rain boots would cut it. I was wrong. We are in the midst of another storm, one that should bring a…

PlanetBox

I have never enjoyed packing lunches for the girls. Now that Jeff is in charge of the morning routine, the girls were making their own lunches. And to be honest, it was hit and miss in terms what they were putting in there. So for Christmas the girls got new lunch boxes. I had seen…

This week.

Today Bear and I went to a local bookstore and came across a display of quotes. We spent some time reading and figuring how what each one meant and which ones we liked best. She found one that she wants to send to her close friend back home for her birthday. There were quite a…

Full Disclosure.

A new year, a new school semester for me. I’m trying to break a record for taking the longest time ever to finish a Masters’ Degree. I wanted to finish before I was 40, but clearly that’s not going to happen. However, I am nervous about this semester. I am retaking a class that I…

Deep freeze.

It is cold here. Steal your breath, can’t feel your body parts cold. And as much fun as it is to have everyone ask, “Feel like Canada?”, I grow weary of correcting them, “No, actually it does NOT get this cold in Vancouver.” However, with the bitter cold comes the sun and some days, much…

2014

There is much to be grateful for from 2013, much of which I’ve documented here on this blog.  In the class I just finished on leadership, we were assigned the task of crafting a leadership manifesto in a 12 page essay. I couldn’t get my head around the assignment, not because of the topic, but…