Monthly Archives: March 2010

you’re no fool

I picked up my life and moved across the country to be with your father in May.  By December, we knew what we’d already suspected:  we wanted to spend our lives together and build a family.  After casually trying to … Continue reading

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living in the (non-kodak) moment

Today was Dee’s seventh birthday party, and I forgot my camera. I was a little bit devastated, actually.  I had bought the girls semi-matching, ultra-cute outfits, and Dee has been putting off a haircut because she wanted me to do … Continue reading

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little white lies

I’m an atheist.  One day I’ll write a post about that, but for now, suffice to say that I admire and respect anyone who believes in a god or higher power; it’s just not for me. Still, I celebrate Christmas.  … Continue reading

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the birds and the bees

I’m either a really awesome kick-ass mom or the stupidest woman on the face of the earth.  With parenting, there is often such a fine line between the two that it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes. I believe … Continue reading

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a good childhood

We are at our family cabin, deep in the northern Shuswap. It’s a tiny place, built by my grandfather on a chunk of leased land.  No electricity.  No plumbing.  Two tiny cubby-hole bedrooms; one of which can barely hold a … Continue reading

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as the last of the smoke drifts away

It’s kind of un-Canadian to be so proud to be Canadian, but I can’t help it.   After keeping my distance from these Olympic Games in the months and years leading toward them, I finally got sucked in, fondled, and pleasured in … Continue reading

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