Bad dreams

I’m pretty good at letting anger go and putting things behind me … eventually … my marriage break-up being a case in point. But I still haven’t gotten over an incident at the World Skipping Championships two years ago. I can’t blog about it, which is my usual method of therapy. I’ll always remember what […]

Hearts and follicles

I forgot to tell you the whole story about my recent doctor’s visit: I also had a blood test to check whether I was menopausal. And I’m not. My doctor ran through my results on Tuesday. I like to keep him on his toes – I also got him to syringe my left ear. He […]

Making a right tit of myself

My boobs have been through the wringer over the past few days … literally and figuratively … I’d forgotten how much mammograms hurt. You may remember I discovered two lumps in my right boob recently, actually I might not have specified which one. Anyways … For the uninitiated, a mammogram involves a totally stranger arranging […]

I can’t wait any longer

I am not a patient person – keeping quiet about the new website I’ve created with DD has been sooooo hard. Due to our busy lives, it’s been many more months in the making than I expected. I’m thrilled with what I’ve built, not being the most technically inclined person. It feels a bit like […]

The gun incident

I was driving home from DD’s on Saturday afternoon when I saw flashing police lights in my street. There were police cars everywhere and the cops were directing everyone away. I took it as a sign I should head to my sister’s house for a glass of wine. When I got home about an hour […]

Wiped out

It was so freaking hot in my neck of the woods yesterday. I went to work early and hid in the air-conditioned office for most of the day, before ducking home to grab the youngest and head to the beach. Sadly, the waves were pretty crap – very big and dumpy with strong currents. But […]

I can’t imagine doing it alone

Marriage break-ups create so much collateral damage. I’m very grateful that my ex and I have managed to minimise the fallout for our kids. We were together for 23 years – there were a lot of happy memories and experiences in our relationship. Acrimonious break-ups mean never being able to reminisce with the person who […]

Don’t get too excited

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child. I booked the Waikiki accommodation last night for our stopover on the way back from the World Skipping Championships. Finally pressing the “book” button came after many hours of searching and stressing, stressing and searching. I ended up getting something on Air […]

Packing it

I’m packing it because I’ve decided to drive my daughter from New York to Ottawa for the World Skipping Championships. We fly into New York the week before the competition begins. I checked out plane flights from New York to Ottawa and it seems to involve either vast expense or two stops and more than […]

Laid bare

A lot has happened since we last spoke. As it tends to do. I went for a walk with my friend Fee and gave her the high/lowlights on Saturday and she said: “All that happened this week???” Yup. Here’s a selected slice of it: I found a lump in my right boob early in the […]