Rebecca W

Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, I now live in Ottawa - the cold capital of Canada! I am a teacher and track&field coach, but I also run for myself in several races in the Ottawa area. 

All My Friends are Online

I’m not sure what I thought parent/adulthood would be like. I imagined a husband, kids, a job, managing finances, buying cars… you know, the stuff commercials are made of. I never imagined that it would be hard(er) to maintain friendships and even hard(er) to make new friends. What was I thinking? Sometimes friendships as an adult seem downright impossible. ...more
I feel very much the same way! I moved 5+ hours from all my friends and I still struggle 4 years ...more

NoChocoForNaBlo (or why I failed NaBloPoMo)

I started writing this blog about having writer's block 4 days ago, with only the title written. Then lost my train of thought. This morning I realized that Evernote isn't even open on my desktop! That is the first time ever that's it's not been floating in the background waiting for tidbits from my soul.I blame the missing chocolate. ...more
:-)  Sometimes I run out of things to talk about on my blog because there is so much that I ...more

Homemade Gifts vs. Handmade Gifts, for Christmas

I'm a great proponent of homemade gifts. I love the intent and thought put into them and have spent many Christmases making presents. I've made aprons and pickles and marinated manchego cheese. I've knitted scarves and bagged rosemary-roasted cashews. But this year I have a full-time job outside my home and plan on continuing the tradition of homemade gifts by buying handmade things from the internet! ...more
I love homemade gifts! Especially if it is something craft related :-)more

NaBloPoMo #11: Unplanned

He was as planned as planned could be. As a child of assisted fertility, every phase of his conception was watched closely, scheduled down to the minute. When he divided into eight cells, I got to see him under an electron microscope, my eyes wide with wonder as I realized I could tell him about this someday. ...more
Beautiful postmore

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Here is my post for today! My thoughts on the US ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
This seems like much fun! Glad to be taking partmore