Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 30 2012

Grief Journey Continued…. The months that followed

The weeks and months that followed the death of my friend and then my father was spent in as much solitude as I could find. I craved it. My desire to be alone was not out of any sort of depression which would have been absolutely normal for anyone to experience. Of course I was …

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Jun 26 2012

My God Box

John Mayers opening lines to the song “Clarity”…. that’s me in a nutshell sometimes! I have this old cigar box. I bought it at an antique shop years ago. I don’t even know if it’s that old or if it was just made to look that way. It doesn’t matter, it looks mysterious, like it …

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Jun 23 2012

My Blogster!

My blogster sent me an email last night. She’s my sister who blogs. I detect she was a little tipsy so I immediately moved her email into my drunkmail folder. She had been enjoying a beautiful summer night  drinking wine on the porch with her husband. I like to call him Special K. My sister …

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Jun 22 2012

Grief Journey Continued and My Father

Grief Continued. It’s Friday night and that’s when this subject seems to get interest. So here’s the next part. I hope continuing this is really helpful to you and me. I’ve talked about my brother and a few friends I’ve lost along the way. Now for the toughest one. It’s no big secret. It just …

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Jun 22 2012

Advice from Mom Lesson 2- $hit does happen. Be prepared.

I have to keep it short. My kids don’t have the interest to read long posts. My daughter says I’m too wordy, too many adjectives etc. I’ll sum it up then.   Lesson Two: Let’s talk about Life   You will be born Lots of $hit is gonna happen You’ll get older and then think …

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Jun 21 2012

Oh the places you’ll go and the people you’ll meet….

When Angels Come knocking…. A few weeks ago, there was a knock on the door. It was mid afternoon and I had just finished meditating. I’m doing that a lot lately to balance myself in this period of change and upheaval.  I had been reflecting earlier in the day on all of the things that have been leaving my life. …

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Jun 19 2012

Sweet Mary, It’s Hot Outside!

It’s a hot one today. The humidity is through the roof. On days like these my son says he feels like he’s been locked in a trunk. It’s hard to breathe. The air feels thick like soup; the pea soup variety. The kind that sticks to your spoon and drips in globs in your bowl. …

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Jun 19 2012

You could be a pilot or a doctor or a mechanic or a lawyer…..Everything is possible!

I never say I can’t, I just naturally assume that I can. If it doesn’t seem likely, I am always aware that it is still entirely possible. I never say I can’t unless I’ve tried something and found that I couldn’t. Even then, I am left with the notion that although I couldn’t today, with …

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Jun 19 2012

They Paved Paradise

I read the morning paper this morning. Our fair city is selling 18 of our parks. They’re considered surplus. Since when did anybody decide there was a limit on beauty and a sense of community and neighbourhood that these parks represent? One of the parks on the selling block is one that I spent the …

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Jun 17 2012

A Few Good Men! In Honour of Father’s day, have a nice day!

“Have a Nice Day” The song is by Bon Jovi, one of my favourites and makes me think of the men in my life. That being said: In honour of Father’s day, I thought I’d say a few words about the men in my life. The first man I think of is my own father. …

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Jun 16 2012

Looking for comfort. Grief continued.

I have to keep going with this because I said I would. I imagine that someone somewhere is experiencing this right now; my imaginary Internet life journey traveling companions. I looked for sites like these late at night, night after night. Back then I had trouble keying in the right combination of words to describe what …

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Jun 14 2012

Making Lemonade out of Lemons- A Trip to the Neurologist

I took my Mom to the neurologist today. When I arrived to pick her up, she was waiting on the porch and bumbled down the stairs before I even pulled into the driveway. I rolled down my window and called out to her, “Mom, stop! Where is your walker, what are you doing?” She fluffed …

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Jun 13 2012

Baby Steps and then Graduation and How My Kids Just Used My Uterus To Get Here.

I wasn’t happy heading to the graduation ceremony this morning. It had nothing to do with being sad that it was ending an era and meant my daughter was moving on. It was because I really don’t like these elaborate affairs and ceremonies. There are people at these deals. Lots of ’em!  In crowds I …

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Jun 13 2012

Dip Me In The Water!

I’m waiting in line to take a shower. The five of us need to get ready quick this morning. My husband was smart and got up at 6am. I waited a bit for the hot water to replenish. I made my way to the bathroom an hour ago. While I was brushing my teeth and mouth guard …

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Jun 12 2012

Grief and an intro to the stupid things people say.

Reader Beware: Another one for the grievers. If you just woke up and are feeling in a bright and sunny mood. Don’t read this and don’t complain about it. I’m writing this in the evening as I promised  and I warned you. I wrote the other night about how I started my grief journey and …

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