April fools

I have a deep distrust of April Fools Day. I worry that the joke is always going to be on me. Maybe it isn't true. Maybe my memory is playing tricks of time on me. Maybe it was the day before or the day after or even the next week. What I remember was that it was April 1st. April 1st I stood in front of the bathroom mirror taking my time adjusting my side ponytail like only a girl in grade six can. When I was satisfied I went downstairs and joined my parents and sister at the kitchen table. I think we eating pancakes....more

It is funny how those dates stay with you. I feel the same way about Valentines day, I have had ...more

Good News, Bad News

Hello, all.  I'm new to this community but not to blogging. Thought I'd pass on one of those little tales about how life presents you with one of those perfect opportunities to choose whether to feel beleaguered or to put a more optimistic spin on things. ...more

Wandering on her own

My daughter is cautious. Calculated. I don't think she gets that from me. I run head first into just about everything, especially mistakes, and usually several times. Probably she gets it from my husband. Of course when I'm grumpy this "cautiousness" is interpreted as "slowness" to me, making me grumpier. But my daughter, well she's still a toddler and cute enough to get away with it. ...more

Not The Best Escalator Ride I Have Ever Had

My first morning back after a two week vacation, I enter my company's new building, which is a beautiful building with a massive escalator. Me, wearing an extra bright shirt which I never do as my wardrobe consists of only neutral colors, and my best friends, my fit flops, enter the building. Feeling full of vigor as I have had two weeks of rest under my belt, I head for the escalator. ...more

Confessions of an Insomniac: The joys of rubbernecking

The day that Daisy died … I will never forget. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was on my way back from delivering a pizza during my days at Domino’s. As I crossed over into a busy intersection with my beloved Daisy, a newly licensed teen slammed into me after running a red light. Read the rest of this entry >> ...more

Child's Accident and the California Fires

It is now known that a ten-year old boy accidentally started the Buckweed Fire in Los Angeles County last week, one of 15 fires that in total forced 640,000 people from their homes. The Buckweed fire charred more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes and dozens of other buildings in northern Los Angeles County. Five people were injured. The emotional impact of the losses, has surely also had a devastating impact on the Agua Dulce residents as well as those in the surrounding area. ...more