A spider is living in the driver side view mirror of my van. The first web appeared weeks ago stretching from mirror to window to door. I brushed it away followed by a full body spiderweb ninja dance as I shook the web free from my hand, not giving it much thought. I had been … Continue reading And This Is How I Became Pals With a Spider
For the most part my days seem normal. I've kept routines, waking early, commuting to my couch for work, walking every day, even lucky enough to be able to go to cottage country and be surrounded by water and nature. Then I'll have a moment of panic. A "this is our lives now" moment of … Continue reading Flashes of the Future: I Don’t Like The New Normal
Remember when the pandemic first began and we were all baking bread and figuring out how to drink wine with friends on Zoom? I miss those simpler times when I didn't have to decide if sending my son to school would kill people in our family. March feels like 72 years ago. So, yes. Back … Continue reading My Back To School Shopping List
Back in March, I was going to write every day, my COVID diary so to speak. That lasted all of two days. When I look back on that second day, our numbers seemed so high. Little did I realize how naive I was. But at the time, in all honesty, I was viewing it as … Continue reading Anyone Else Exhausted as F*ck?
I thought maybe rabid honey badgers had been let into my house to open packages/food, but no, just my kids. Hasn't anyone done a YouTube tutorial showing you can open a cereal box without tearing it to shreds? So far online all the updates have been Rudolph to the extreme, shiny and bright. Playing board … Continue reading Day Two: My Kids Open Packages With a Weed Wacker, Apparently
It seems I have time on my hands. Lots of time. Nothing but time, really. The dog's going to be getting a lot of walks in these coming weeks. Yesterday, my employer made the difficult decision to shut down his business for, as of right now, two weeks. It's a health club, one-on-one personal training. … Continue reading Day One Self-Isolation: Everything is Shiny and Bright
Seriously, put on the sunscreen, Magda.
Wow. It's been a while. Funny how things that are important drop to the wayside when other things like life get in the way. Oh, I know. If it's important to you, you make time for it. Like self-care, right? Which, I guess is true but from a privileged standpoint. That single mom doesn't exactly … Continue reading Tap Tap Tap…. Is This Thing On?
December 2007 Fwap Fwap Fwap It was a lull in the conversation that allowed us to hear it. Fwap Fwap Fwap Five pairs of eyes immediately dropped to the floor, honing in on the orange and brown candy wrapper partially protruding from the plastic vent cover, now flapping not-so-quietly because the heat had come on. … Continue reading The Great Canadian Halloween Candy Heist
The thing is, you don't necessarily see the turn in the road until it's upon you. I wasn't expecting a turn in my road. My road has already been quite turny this year, I have had enough turns. It's, in fact, more like a tangled ball of yarn I've been desperately trying to unknot but … Continue reading As The Road Turns