Daily grievance and fun

A 5 or 7-stage Process, Depending Who You Ask

I have been rather absent, and quite absent-minded, in the last few months. With reason. You know I have children. Well, there is no easy way to say this so let's use the band-aid method (pull on it in one shot!). They are now paternal orphans. Transition does not come close to depict adequately what… Continue reading A 5 or 7-stage Process, Depending Who You Ask

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Observation

A New Year Begins

The last two years brought bumps on the road and a little bit of counter winds, but mostly, they were years of growth. In 2018, I have seen my youngest child turn of age. She reached legal majority. She can vote and legally drink in bars. I have also become aware that, if you keep… Continue reading A New Year Begins

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School is Out

There is nothing new about school being out at the end of June, but this year, this is a special one. My baby just finished school as she has known it all her life. In less than two months, she will be moving to adult learning. The learning process is different from regular school and… Continue reading School is Out

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Precious Births

Today, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a son, was born. Also today, one of my favourite actors, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, welcomed his third bundle of sweetness, Tiana Gia Johnson. Two children who will be raised in families that do not lack financially, two husbands and wives who, by all… Continue reading Precious Births

Musings

On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is virtually impossible to miss. The colours red and white saturate shops and retailers since January 7th or so … and by Friday, all hearts and balloons will have been replaced with bunnies and eggs! Two consecutive holidays which rely on chocolate sales. Aligning by their themes (love and life/couple and family), these… Continue reading On Valentine’s Day

Musings, Observation

The Unsatisfying Story

I admit without shame that I am an avid reader. However, I am running out of good stories to read. Although I am not particularly picky when it comes to genres - romance, suspense, mystery, etc., it pains me to say the absence of certain attributes will get me to lose interest in stories I… Continue reading The Unsatisfying Story

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Rolling With The Punches

Resilience is like a muscle. The more you exert it, the stronger it gets. How do you develop your resilience muscle? You face hardship repeatedly and press on. You deal with the unpleasant news you get, you find any speck of positive stuff there is - even if you have to dig for it -… Continue reading Rolling With The Punches