The lovely Amélie arrived a few weeks ago. The delivery, recovery and first few days went all as expected. It’s true what all those mommy bloggers say: You’ll know when it’s a contraction. It’s not pleasant. You’ll be tired. You’ll feel like a super
I spent half an hour on the floor today, grinding a tennis ball into my back. So you know it’s book writing season. Isabel Allende once said the hardest part of writing was the physical sitting. She’s right on, but it’s not the hardest for me. For me, the hardest par
Oh I know you want to move the numbers. You want the numbers in the bank account to go up and those on the scale to go down. To make this happen you’re going to eliminate all the things in your life you feel guilty about. Shopping, eating, drinking, gambling, et cetera. All the
When Gandhi said that you must be the change you wish to see in this world, I doubt he was referring to colouring books. But there you have it. His words provoked all kinds of heat in my soul regarding these new fandangle so-called “adult” colouring books. Here’s the
So remember the last post when I said I was going to list 500 things on my shop by December 1st? Yeh. That major declaration to you, dear invisible populous, led me through all manner of emotions this week. Here’s the roller coaster: 1. Enthusiasm It was like it was January 2nd.
Bastille was once a prison on the edge of Paris, housing all manner of characters from Les Misérables. The day celebrates the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution, when the tides had turned in favour of the people. These days, locals call the day La Fête nationale or
I’ve got three people on my mind. One that needs strength, one that needs love and one that needs guidance. In each case when chatting with these fine folks there came a point when I didn’t have an answer for their issues, so I said, “I’ll light a candle.”
This guy is right up my alley. In Walden on Wheels, Ken Ilgunas chronicles the years he spent doing odd jobs and living in a van to pursue a Master’s degree and pay off student loans. This book is also a commentary on the education system in the USA, which is, to say the least,
Paris Letters started as a New Year’s resolution to write three pages in my journal/workbook every day for a year. This journal writing experiment was the brain child of Julia Cameron and her book The Artist’s Way. Writing daily led to inspired thought, which led to this b
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion is about the year after the death of her husband. As she walks her way through this year of grieving, she occupies her mind with what she did the year before when her husband was still alive, thereby kind of putting off the actual grieving.