The Empty Seat On My Patio Swing

I’m searching for her again. It’s so unlike me to do this, but I look for her. I’m frustrated because I don’t feel her presence. I haven’t obviously because she’s been gone for over a year now, but still, I search. Human beings are funny, odd creatures aren’t we? Perhaps it’s all living creatures. My … Continue reading The Empty Seat On My Patio Swing

My Teenager Is Turning Me Into A Scary Clown And Even I’m Terrified

So, it looks like I’m going to go ahead and purchase a beat up, creepy as fuck, old, rusted out ice cream truck that I found on Kijiji for $3,000…Canadian. A helluva deal. Backfires and smokes like a chimney but it still runs, so I have no complaints. I think an infamous criminal society used … Continue reading My Teenager Is Turning Me Into A Scary Clown And Even I’m Terrified

Today Marks 20 Years of Wedded…Well Now I’m Not Quite Sure What to Call This, Can I Buy A Vowel?

So, today is Clem’s and my 20th wedding anniversary, and not to be forgotten, the same for my folks. They’re celebrating 42 years this year. Way to go Mom and Dad! Wahoo! You’re still together after all this time! Ha! Wow! So I guess that means extra fish oil pills for the both of you … Continue reading Today Marks 20 Years of Wedded…Well Now I’m Not Quite Sure What to Call This, Can I Buy A Vowel?

One Year Later and the Pickle Jar Still Hasn’t Settled Yet

An update to The Pickle Jar Hasn’t Settled Yet. One year later and life’s still a bitch. One year ago, my younger sister lost her life to a ‘rare’ (I hate the word rare and I don’t like using the word hate, but this is definitely when I need to use one of my ‘strong … Continue reading One Year Later and the Pickle Jar Still Hasn’t Settled Yet

Why Camping Brings Out the Cousin Eddie in Me

Ahhh camping. Such a glorious adventure! All the nature, beauty and the promise of fond memories to reminisce about in the years to come. It brings the closest of families even closer, syncs humans with nature and quells the stresses of the everyday rat race we call life. Can you smell the roses? Such a … Continue reading Why Camping Brings Out the Cousin Eddie in Me

What Does Rum, a Pirate Costume and a Rebellious Teenager Have in Common?

Me. I love my kids, more than anything. And like any parent, I will always love and support my kids, no matter what...sounds a little crazy, but it's the truth. I’ve just experienced something that made me wonder if I’ve been living in an alternate reality that's covered in rainbows, while I ride a three … Continue reading What Does Rum, a Pirate Costume and a Rebellious Teenager Have in Common?

To The Man Who Pinches His Nickels Hard Enough to Make the Beaver On Them S#@t

Ah, it’s Father’s Day. How could I forget Father’s Day? Pffft. Who forgets Father’s Day? Not this gal! Of course, it's my duty as a daughter to mention the man who is partially responsible for bringing me into the world today. Such an unfortunate thing, as I’m certain all of you are thinking. Well, you … Continue reading To The Man Who Pinches His Nickels Hard Enough to Make the Beaver On Them S#@t

Finally Confirmed: Caelan, Age 6, Cancer

As I continually repeat my thoughts on hindsight, I think of myself as quite the idiot. I should’ve listened to my gut or ‘sixth’ sense and acknowledged what it was telling me outright. It's not as if the clues and hints I’d picked up along the way told me otherwise. My kid had a biopsy, … Continue reading Finally Confirmed: Caelan, Age 6, Cancer

“I’ll Take, Something You Don’t Want to See Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree for $1,000, Alex.”

"A type of medical imaging that uses radioactive tracers and can be used to detect and stage cancers." "What is a PET Scan?" "That is correct!" I'm not as fluent in writing Jeopardy! questions, especially in regards to medicine, but I took a swing anyway! These were the years I could only hope and wish … Continue reading “I’ll Take, Something You Don’t Want to See Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree for $1,000, Alex.”