The countdown

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland


There’s a garden bench somewhere under that snow.

I’m writing this post in the last hours of February, and according to this site there are 19 days and 23 hours until spring. Like any Canadian (except for those folks in Vancouver…we can’t talk about you right now . . . → Read More: The countdown

So good it should be evil…Michelle’s yellow lentil curry

I’m going to scream this from the mountain top, there’s no such thing as ‘a curry.’ There’s six kazillion different kinds of curry. When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask ‘Which one?’ – Aarti Sequeira

I’m not a fussy cook, and like many people I like my food to be easy and not . . . → Read More: So good it should be evil…Michelle’s yellow lentil curry

What I write and why

I’ve been tagged by YA author Shawna Romkey in this blogging challenge, to answer four questions about my writing, so I’m going to do that here – and thanks for the blogging idea! The crickets have been chirping around here lately.

Shawna’s a fellow RWACer – (Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada member), fellow nerd and all around . . . → Read More: What I write and why

When pessimism isn’t an option

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. – JK Rowling

To say the news has been lousy these past few weeks (even months) is an understatement. The situation in Ukraine makes me nervous, there was that horrible news out of Calgary just a few . . . → Read More: When pessimism isn’t an option

The Tiffany Problem

What is history but a fable agreed upon? Napoleon Bonaparte

Did you know that you are closer in time to the end of the middle ages than someone living at the time it started? That you and Cleopatra are closer in time than Cleopatra and the building of the Great Pyramids?

Time, and our perception of “recent” is . . . → Read More: The Tiffany Problem

The case of the disappearing lamp cord

When you get to know me, I don’t despair – I just get up, clean up, and start again. Avi Arad 

I spent part of the day clearing out stuff I’ve kept for so long I don’t remember what I was saving them for. I packed up fabric I’ve stored away for ten years, balls of wool for scarves . . . → Read More: The case of the disappearing lamp cord

Plans (or lack thereof) for a new year

I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. Oprah Winfrey 

The house is defrocked and back to a sort of normal (which means the toys are everywhere along with the cat hair), my kids went back to school today, and I went back to work in earnest. 2014 is in full swing.

2013 was . . . → Read More: Plans (or lack thereof) for a new year

The nameless season

If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray. Madeleine M. Kunin

I just came in from walking the dog. The one benefit of having it dark by 5 pm (especially where I am – hardly any street lights) is that you can walk outside in flannel blue and green plaid jammie pants, . . . → Read More: The nameless season

Breast Friends

In her 20′s, a woman’s breasts double her self-esteem. In her 40′s, they halve it. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

In Nova Scotia, once you hit the magical age of 40 (which I may or may not have done a few years ago), women are strongly encouraged to take part in the Nova Scotia Breast Screening program. You call a number . . . → Read More: Breast Friends

On the agenda for today: finding an agenda

Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools. Og Mandino

The calendar is marching toward mid-August which for me, means ramping up to the start of my new year.  I’m thinking about resolutions of a sort, and plans, and what I want to do when I grow up. I want to clean out my closets and spruce . . . → Read More: On the agenda for today: finding an agenda

No Prince Charming

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