Friday Gratitudes

• For the space to learn new things this week. For Ta7taliya Michelle, Amanda and Ta7taliya Paisley and the program Decolonize First: for the opportunity to learn and unlearn. For the good folks that run the Active Hope workshops and for Joanna Macy • For the opportunity to release Remembered 2020 into the world and

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Nov 4 #novembernoticings

Courage is an interesting word. The latin root of the word is cor- meaning heart. So originally the word is less about acts of bravery and strength and more to telling and bearing all that lies within the heart. So facing new days, internal battles, struggle and sadness. Being able to share these wounds is

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Nov 1 #novembernoticings

Capitalizing on the weather: we took inventory and installed our Christmas lights. It is the warmest and sunniest day in my recent memory to complete this project. I am proud of us. Yeah family. We do not generally turn them on until November 15th but, I reserve the right to change my mind.

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an ode to September

New beginnings and full of promise. The seasons shift ever so slightly. The mornings are cooler; we can leave the shades open and the afternoon sun has lost its punch. The garden wains – the cherry tomatoes are lonely Christmas decorations on a spindly tree. The lavender is brown. The last zucchini picked from our

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#augustbreak2020: 01

New month. New beginnings. Closer to the end of the year than the beginning. Feeling a bit verklempt. Covid is still a thing. Social distancing still a thing. Wearing a mask is still a thing. Hockey started again. As did basketball and baseball. Looks like baseball will end. My favourite vase broke. Accidentally knocked over

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One year

Today when I can do nothing, I listen to the birds and think of my dad. Today when I can do nothing, I wonder just how more sadness I can endure. Today when I do nothing, I sit in silence with my mum. Today when I can do nothing, I sit with my my mum

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#100daysofLists

Tuesday May 5 Day 2 of radiation Picking up meds Pizza 🍕 Hut pizza Queer Eye Puzzle progress Slept better Journal updates DQ for pie Proper coffee Pouring rain

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I saw my dad today

It caught me off guard. I was scanning old photos for throwback thursday and I found a short video of when we were moving my parents from our family home to a smaller, pool less, no stairs condo. The tsunami of sadness threatened to take me out right then and there. I managed to stay

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