Previously, in my Stepping Yonder post I made a bold statement: "So this post is my step of faith... a way to express audacious hope that this time next year there will be a baby in my arms or in my belly." I felt kind of cheeky writing that post, barely believing that it could… Continue reading Dear Baby Li
Sitting here with a sleeping nephew sprawled across my body so it's good time to share some photos from Family Day at the quay. First time at the New Westminster museum and this is what caught my eye. So elegant! And red! Perhaps back then people dreamed of faster transportation and did not consider horse… Continue reading Classics
It was a terrible loss for the Canucks on January 25 but a victory for mental health awareness. The between period breaks featured an interview with Trevor Linden, current players and mental health organizations. The main message was "Reach out! You are not a burden to society, you don't need to be "tough guy". Hard… Continue reading Hockey Night in Vancouver features mental health and why we need to care about it.
I have shared this story in bits and pieces and alluded to it many times. When the opportunity came to publish a piece for an online women's magazine I wrote it out in full. The door to the magazine closed but the story remains written and waiting. Sometimes the best way to let go of… Continue reading The story of Treasures In The Darkness
When playing with other people, Forest and I are not super competitive at boardgames. We politely cheer on our guests and simply enjoy the experience. But when he and I play 1-on-1 whew! Sparks fly!! Forest quietly turns up his drive and goes to any extent and takes any risk to beat me, sometimes that… Continue reading Life is a like a box of board games… you never know when you’re going to win…
Sitting here feeling tempted to feel sorry for myself. The wait list for my jaw surgery is long. The feeling of limbo continues. That audacious hope of having a baby this year dwindles. I shed my tears. I lamented to my husband and family and now I sit looking out the window with the decision… Continue reading Thanksgiving Practice
I was going to say "back in the saddle" but 'back at the desk' seems more appropriate-at the teacher's desk that is. One thing I don't like about being a TOC (teacher on call) is benefitting from people's illnesses. When a teacher goes down with a pesky cold or flu, I get a job. So… Continue reading Back at the Desk