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The end…

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

(Thanks to On the Homefront for bringing this quote to my attention. It’s fitting this week.)

Last week of school. Field trips, appreciation lunches, end-of-year meetings for school council and planning meetings for church, end-of-year barbecues for all the stuff my kids are involved in, finally nice enough weather to get outside and garden, go to the splash pad, the pool, visit with friends, enjoy the parks. Plus deadlines at work (full-time) and extra meetings at the part-time job. It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I miss sleep. Continue reading


Right way :: Wrong way

Ever say something to your child that you wished you could take back? And then in the same thought, considered that maybe you shouldn’t take it back because kids need to understand the reality of life as much as they need to learn how to tie their shoelaces or wipe their own bums?

I had one of those moments tonight. Continue reading

Sometimes work just needs humour: Enter The Ned

So, you might know that, as a 9 to 5 kind of thing, I’m an editor. (This by no means indicates that I only edit from 9 to 5. But I only get paid to edit from 9 to 5.)

And, for the past while, I have been working on a particularly horrible challenging project.

It has depleted much of my enthusiasm for the editing process and dragged me through the mud over and over again trying to meet a deadline long since past (through no fault of my own).

But today I found a bit of humour in the form of The Ned. What’s The Ned?

(Late) Midweek Confessions

So, I’ve been wanting to participate in this little link-up for sometime. But I always find out about it a few days after it happens by reading my cousin’s wife’s blog (note: she hasn’t linked up in a while, but her blog is still a great read!) Continue reading