Being Stuck With My Mother’s Stuff: Pandemic Clean-Up Post 1

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I’m pretty sure I’ve written about my mother’s stuff before – I could effortlessly write a whole book about my mother’s stuff, truth be told. She is one of those annoying women who keeps everything; who places a priceless value on each item she owns (and which she has dubbed, her ‘treasures’), from little notes my sister and I wrote to her as children, to every single card we ever gave her, to her collection of rocks, her collection of doilies, her collection of linen table cloths, her baskets, my Grammy’s sewing scissors (that no longer work), a whole bunch of carved wooden acorns (?), a unique lamp that is pretty but is no longer safe to plug in (vintage 1949), old cassettes I can no longer play but suspect include the voices of now-diseased loved ones. Continue reading “Being Stuck With My Mother’s Stuff: Pandemic Clean-Up Post 1”

Circle of Friends

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I always wanted a brother: an older brother, to be exact. I pictured him as big and strong and kind and protective. He would affectionately Continue reading “Circle of Friends”

“Mom! You Look Just Like a…”

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I write an awful lot about the years when I first got divorced. Not because those years haunt me; not because the painful bits are seared into my memory Continue reading ““Mom! You Look Just Like a…””

How I Overcame my Germ Phobia

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Okay, so I admit that I shamelessly drew you in with a title that is misleading and based on Continue reading “How I Overcame my Germ Phobia”

Eight Months Pregnant and Out of Gas

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It promised to be a hot summer that year. Late June and already stifling hot, I was eight-and-a-half months pregnant for my firstborn; Continue reading “Eight Months Pregnant and Out of Gas”

Some People Are Just Not Good in a Crisis

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When I was growing up, there was not a lot of money for extravagant holidays. Most of our vacations were spent Continue reading “Some People Are Just Not Good in a Crisis”

Oh, We Boastful Canadians…

Any Canadian will tell you that one of the biggest turnoffs for us is people who are boastful. Continue reading “Oh, We Boastful Canadians…”

Letter of Apology to My Future Grandchildren

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Dear Future Grandchild(ren),

So I just recently arrived in heaven and it’s totally not what I expected. Continue reading “Letter of Apology to My Future Grandchildren”

Mom, Can I Come In?

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Falling in love when your kids are teenagers can be… awkward. Continue reading “Mom, Can I Come In?”

The Queen of the End-of-the-World Movies, at Your Service

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Note to my fellow bloggers: I do apologize: I have been suffering from a deplorable lack of energy and a ‘slight’ (!!!) case of writer’s block. I THINK I am back – I sure hope so. Looking forward to catching up on your blogs…

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I am fascinated by end-of-the-world movies. Continue reading “The Queen of the End-of-the-World Movies, at Your Service”