Men! Ever wonder what women talk about? No, it is not always about you, or about fashion, or about the latest trend in make-up or shoes. I'm part of a small group of women of all walks of life and whose ages span from mid forties to mid seventies. We are a jolly bunch. There… Continue reading Ecclectic Group With Homogeneous Minds
A lot of ink (or pixels) has been used these last few months on the matter. I will reinvent the wheel here, just express how sad Disrespect is never acceptable. I am not sure rape culture is the right label for the world we live in. I think violence culture is more accurate. Violence has… Continue reading Rape Culture or Violence Culture
How often do you forgive a friend? As many times as it takes. Now wait a minute! My friend hurt me in the worst possible way... and you expect me to forgive? Are you out of mind? I am not out of my mind and yes, forgiveness is the only answer. What is friendship to… Continue reading Friendship Betrayal
2018 starts on a frigid note... frigid as in -30 C which feels like -42 C due to gusty winds coming from the Arctic circle... a whole week of such conditions. Funny because it has been recorded that parts of Canada were colder than the North Pole. This too shall pass! It might be cold… Continue reading Just Frigid!
It is customary to wish things on people (health, peace, joy, prosperity, fulfilment of desires, etc.), but how powerful are these wishes? This depends on how much value you give to words. At the very least, they are the testimony of someone's good disposition toward us. At the very best, they anchor objectives, hopes, and… Continue reading A New Year – 2018
That's right. I have been invited to a small gathering - close family - and I will be there. The next day, I will be hosting the same people. Strange, you might think. Not really. The group comprises only six people. It is not such a big deal to host supper. I am still… Continue reading Not Once But Twice – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
I have never been a party girl, but I make efforts... sometimes. This weekend, I have been in the kitchen making meat pies, more than a dozen of them. Not that I needed so many, but there will be enough left to eat throughout the year. My issue with the festivities you might ask? Sorrowful… Continue reading The Festivities
I have been telling people so for over a decade... Hibernation from December to late February should be mandatory for mothers. Just think about it... A few months to catch up on sleep and to lose weight without doing anything and on top of that, it would make winter much shorter! What's not to like… Continue reading Hibernation – Where Do I Sign Up?
#1 In my neck of the woods, a forecast of 19 C and 20 C for a 21st ad 22nd of October is highly exceptional. Usually, by this time, the mercury hovers in the positive one digit temperature, the car heater is on in the morning and a light scarf is sometimes necessary. I went… Continue reading Three Rare Occurrences
Powerlessness leave parents heart-broken.