Category: family

  • Kid Pile

    When I was little and my extended family got together, my dad would make a kid pile. He’d toss me and my sister and all my cousins in a pile and then we’d try to get out of the kid pile and then he’d toss us back onto the kid pile. It was a simple […]

  • Watson Snow (2011-2024)

    SNOW, Watson – Unexpectedly on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the age of 12 due to congestive heart failure. Survived by his humans and his sister Ravenclaw and predeceased by his sister Crick. Watson and his sister Crick came to live with their human just 5 days shy of 10 years before his death, and brought […]

  • Champagne Deathiversary

    You know how your champagne birthday is the year where the day of the month of your birthday matches your age? For example, my birthday is Jan 11, so on my 11th birthday it was my champagne birthday.1 Is there such a thing as a champagne deathiversary? According to Google, there is not: So I […]

  • 10 Years

    I’m not in much of a writing mood, but I couldn’t let today go by without acknowledging that it’s been 10 years since my Dad’s been gone and I still miss him every day. What can I say that I haven’t said a million times, anyway? I was lucky to be his daughter. My dad […]

  • Happy Milestone Birthday, Mom!

    Today is my mom’s birthday and it’s a milestone one! I’m not going to say which one, but I really hope you have a great day, Mom, and remember, you are only as old as you feel! Age is just a number! The only thing worse than turning [redacted age] is not turning [redacted age]. […]

  • Crick Snow (2011 -2021)

    SNOW, Crick – Peacefully in the arms of her human on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the age of 9. Survived by her humans, her brother Watson, and predeceased by many frogs. Crick was a loving and spunky little cat. She loved to snuggle and knead, and was particular fond of climbing up on top […]

  • Nine Years

    A year ago today I was watching the Leafs play the Habs and thinking about how it had been eight years since my dad had his last conscious thought. Today I’m getting ready to watch the Leafs play the Canucks and thinking about how it can possibly be that it’s been nine years since I […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 24 – Happy 16th Birthday Madeline!

    Today was my niece’s 16th birthday! And since we all couldn’t be there to celebrate with her, we got on Zoom to sing happy birthday! I didn’t take a photo of everyone on Zoom, since I didn’t have everyone’s permission. But I can assure you there were lots of people there and we sang wildly […]

May 2024