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New Year’s Eve, 2017, Woodstock New Brunswick. A foot of fresh snow on the ground and still falling, -26C and dropping (this will be relevant soon). About 4PM. My mother, stepfather, my husband, and I are starting to get ready to go out. Nothing fancy, my mom is 82. But a nice dinner, followed by Royal Canadian Read more…


Well, Nano is nearly over, and 2 migraines have put me so far behind that I’m giving up. I made it to almost 20k on three projects, combined not each. Wouldn’t that have been awesome? And yes, judgey cat is disapproving. But I’ve gone from an average of 500 words a day (including bad days) to about Read more…


Sometimes it happens a lot. Explodes kinda. I recently found out I’m becoming a godmother! I’ll try to be the nice one, not the one who curses the whole castle.  No promises.  🙂 We’ve been to 2 out of 3 baby showers, being the first grandchild in both the mom and pop-to-be’s families, everybody wanted to celebrate. Read more…


Happy Mother’s Day, mom… a little late.  In my defence, I did remember on the day, and the day after, I just couldn’t get through on the phone, or you were out.  Then my jerk brain said “Great, reminded you twice. My job here is done! And I forgot. I really should have remembered, the 14th was Read more…


In four days my dear hubby and I head to Hawaii for a nephew’s wedding. It will be only the second time we’ve travelled as a couple (we met in 1998!) that wasn’t to a family member’s house or a writing conference. The first was a cruise with my mom for her 70th birthday in 2005. I Read more…


It’s been ages since I posted, I’ve been crazy busy, and the world has just gone crazy. After my mom’s wedding a little less than a month ago, I worked a book fair, dealt with pain levels that would make a grown man sob hysterically, attended two milestone birthday parties, started a garden, had three doctor appointments, Read more…


So, it’s been long two weeks.  Maybe a long month, I’ve lost track. I went to New Brunswick on May 8th to help my mom with the last preparations for her wedding, meeting her groom for the first time. Eh, he’s OK, better treat her right, I know what he looks like now.   This is the Read more…


So… yesterday we went to the last day of the Viking exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civiliza… History. (stoopid politicians changing the name to leave a footprint on history) I went with several members of my Kindred; Norse reconstructionists and sword brothers, it’s an old religion: the prechristian faith of my northern European & Scottish/ Pictish Read more…

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