May 10, 2016

My boys and I have a new nest.

You are responsible for your own embarkation

December 31, 2014

I’m excited for 2015. I’m starting this year off as the mother of little boys, instead of babies. I have amazing help, and a job I like.
Happy New Year, and I hope this is the best 2015 of your life.

The Little Green Valley

November 18, 2009

Today we laid my grandfather to rest. I am grateful I was with him when he passed, and still more grateful for my great-uncle John, who led the service with his guitar and played a few cowboy songs and a song my grandfather himself wrote (“Maybe tomorrow I’ll care”). I wanted to post the poem Read more >>


July 22, 2007

Last Friday night as the sun went down, I raided the candle cupboard (yes, my mother had so many candles that an entire cupboard of the four cupboards available for storage is wholly devoted to Things for Burning) and lined the deck with lit candles. A year ago, we’d had the candles burning for days. Read more >>

Crane flies

May 21, 2007

Man, that parfait was up too long, especially given its rather bland nature. Handy tip though – I suspect that recipe might just be the perfect crepe filling. I can’t sleep tonight. I want to sleep, but I read a sad story and it made me cry and that made me think of other things Read more >>

Revelling in the Mundane

May 11, 2007

Today has been so lovely. I woke up and made coffee and we both sat outside on the deck and fed the jays and took the morning slowly. I put on my favourite dress (granted, it was the only thing that was clean – I have some laundry to catch up on after all this Read more >>

Hittin’ the Road

April 24, 2007

It’s time for a change. An attitude adjustment. A swift kick in my own proverbial ass. So I’m hittin’ the road. Josh and I are going to spend a few days driving, be with family and friends on the other side, then drive some more and come home, and it feels good. I’ve got my Read more >>

Ill feelings and antipathy.

April 5, 2007

I’m getting a nose job. I’m not sure when, and I have no plans yet to begin the whole process, but after years (a decade really) of thinking about it, I think I’m going to do it. Josh and I were talking the other night, and I owned up to being a champion grudge-holder. To Read more >>