A have a friend. Well, a few but today I’m going to write about just one of them. We became friends 4 years ago when we were working at the same place. I don’t know how it started, but somehow I began calling her ‘Lovely’ as a nickname. And she is lovely to the uummpphh degree.
Her Instagram stuff is pretty lovely too. I quite enjoy opening my feed and seeing a new post from her in there. She sees things in everyday life through her lenses that I don’t see myself. Until she points them out to me via her B&W photographs and their captions. Continue reading
Earlier this week my youngest commented there was a funny smell coming from the basement. I thought it was just the bit of mustiness I had noticed myself, normal for at the end of winter and pre-spring cleaning time, especially without a window down there. As I approached the stairs however, I did notice the smell had changed, wasn’t ‘normal’ at all anymore. Down I went. Continue reading
Despite the fact that my kids are 15, 21, and 24, I still make them do Santa lists every year. And they know when the deadline for them is: the day of the Toronto Santa Claus parade in mid-November.
Last year, my middle one was really struggling to pull together some ideas for me. How a 21-yr old young lady, going to university in Toronto, living in a shared apartment with three of her friends, with a very busy social life, and with big plans for her future could NOT be able to pass on some things she wanted/needed dumbfounded me. So in late November I went in to Toronto to both visit her and get some other Christmas shopping done. While we were having lunch, I asked her again about her Santa list. She finally gave me a response … Continue reading