Category Archives: Observations

Sometimes He Surprises Me in a Good Way

Tonka had his birthday party today, at a gymnastics centre. Having outsourced the actual party, and having devoted much energy to preparing for his sister’s birthday celebration two days ago, and to dealing with Queenie’s predictable-but-still-exhausting emotional difficulties with celebrating … Continue reading

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My Son the Bad Influence

Actual e-mail that just arrived in my inbox: Thanks a lot for letting Tonka get a Mohawk…we spent the night in tense negotiations with [Tonka’s classmate] not to cut his lovely locks! Awesome. Five years old and he’s already getting his peers into … Continue reading

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Love is Neighbourly

I’m writing this at my kitchen table while a five year old boy sits beside me, eating his lunch and chattering. Not the five year old boy who usually sits in that spot. This is Tonka’s good friend from the neighbourhood. … Continue reading

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Wherein I Flirt With Being a Cooking Blog

Homemade pound cake = very good. Homemade pound cake + Skor toffee bits = awesome. Homemade pound cake + Skor toffee bits + chocolate fondue = CAN’T TYPE STILL EATING. O-M-G. Best Lunar New Year Feast Ever.

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Learning to Write Good

As part of a job application process, I will soon be writing a test in written communications proficiency. I’ve been studying by reading through the ultimate guide in such things: Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. Despite being fifty years old, … Continue reading

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Love Comes On Little Cat Feet

I said I didn’t want any more cats. They smell. I’m allergic. They cost money. And yet here we are, with two 3-month-old cats in the house. And I, along with everyone else in the family, am smitten with these kittens. Besides being … Continue reading

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Random Observations From My Life

Things you do not want to see your child’s therapist carrying into their office at the start of their appointment: a sheet of tin foil. Is this for making a hat to keep the voices away, or did the therapist … Continue reading

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