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  • 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 […]

  • 75

    Today would have been my dad’s 75th birthday. What can I say about my dad that I haven’t said a million times before? In honour of his birthday, I have named my shiny Pidgey Pokemon after my dad and have made him my buddy for the day. In truth, Pidgey looks less like a real […]

  • Happy 9th Birthday, Thomas!

    Having a birthday in a pandemic-induced quarantine is probably not anyone’s first choice for a 9th birthday. But that is the situation that we find ourselves in, so for my nephew’s 9th birthday today, we decided to have a group video chat to share birthday cake. My niece baked a tie-dye birthday cake at my […]

  • Cyberbaking – It’s Not Just for Christmas Anymore!

    As you may recall, my family and I love to bake. And sometimes at Christmas, if I’m not in Ontario visiting, we cyberbake: I bake in my kitchen in BC and my mom and my sister bake in my sister’s kitchen in Toronto and we videochat while we do said baking1. Well, I’m really missing […]