Tag Archives: family

The School with A Soul

The sun spills though my window, with stretching and creaking bones, I reluctantly rise. Crazy butterflies flitting in my tummy, traveling from room to room; my sing-song begins. ‘Wakey…wakey…eggs and bakey, it’s rise and shine time!’ Here’s hoping they don’t hear the tremors in my voice. ‘Get it TOGETHER!’ I mumble to myself  ‘You’re the […]

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An apple a day…

I adore apples. They smell like love, not smarmy, hot-hot-hot love, but enveloping, wonderful hugs love. When I first left home and went to University in Victoria, I had a Great Aunt & Uncle living nearby. Aunt Sonya & Uncle Joe were Great AND they were great! Whenever the home sickness beat out the “I’m […]

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Family-ish love

If we are lucky growing up, we have a family that loves us. Maayyyybeeee they don’t like us all the time, but they put up with our crap, feed us and tell us we’re awesome, even when we feel less than that. They are related to us, so they feel obligated…most of the time. Not […]

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Curry Chicken Wraps

It was a crazy, busy weekend. Prom, parties and the regular onslaught of kid activities. The rain stopped once or twice to let the clouds refuel…that was it. So by Sunday evening I was in NO mood to cook anything fancy. Unfortunately I still wanted a cozy family meal to draw everyone back to the table […]

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Back to Life. Back to reality?

I never understood why New Years Eve is celebrated in January. As I wistfully bid farewell to soft summer days and spin full-force into another season of edumication, activities and stickers on the calendar. I know September is the REAL New Year. After tearing straight through elementary school, high school, University of Victoria then directly […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.