Wednesday, November 7, 2012

When Talking to Moms That Stay At Home

If you're a working outside of the house kinda mom, when you're talking to moms that either run a business from their home or just plan stay at home, it is not helpful to constantly state "But I work during the day, so I can't ...."

Yes, we understand you're scheduled from 9 to 5ish.  You're busy.  Your time is committed.  Got it.  But the constant emphasis on "I work" kinda chafes at the souls of those of us who stay at home and aren't able to eat chocolate and watch TV all day because we're busy too.  Sometimes we're even busy volunteering in the community doing nice things for YOUR KIDS.

I work now, harder than I ever did before.  I just don't get paid for it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I came dangerously close to being productive.  Thankfully, the chaos that is my life saved me from that fate!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

This Summer I Am Grateful

This summer, more than ever, I am grateful for electricity, air conditioning and municipal water supplies.

I hope that we get rain in short time to keep the farmers' crops viable.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Today I Am Grateful

For EMS workers everywhere.

Someone on our street had a wee tumble and needed to be taken to the ER.  I'm extra grateful the EMS guys took very good care.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Today I Am Grateful

That 4 months ago, before Mr. Miche was off on a long highway drive, he checked his tires.  Thankfully he noticed a defect in the tires before he left and he opted not to use that care for the trip.

Monday, June 11, 2012

At What Point

should one stop trying to find things to be grateful about in a situation, and get off their but and do something about it?

Just curious.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today I Am Grateful

Although a household in our neighbourhood clearly doesn't understand that not everyone wants to listen his radio station when we're enjoying the great outdoors, I am grateful that it's a station I can stomach and it doesn't go on into the wee hours of the night.

(But it doesn't stop me from wishing I could create a bubble to keep out other people's noise.)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I Tried To Make The World A Better Place

By baking cookies with wM to bring to an eldery couple in the neighbourhood.

They were very appreciative that we thought about them and that we remembered one of their favourite cookie types! We stayed and they had a nice chat and visit with wM.

While I felt good for the moment, upon returning home, I couldn't help but think that maybe we should be doing more for them.

Unfortunately, there's limited time and limited energy. Something has to be better than nothing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Also Grateful

For fevers abating, televisions and TVO kids.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Should Add

That this week I'm particularly grateful for socialized health care, antibiotics, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and after hours medical clinics.

Today I Am Grateful

While I'm not grateful for the ear infection that's threatening to torpedo any chance at having fun this March Break, I AM grateful that it didn't happen during the big family vacation we had earlier this year!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Some time ago, I started to be more mindful of being grateful as a habit. Gradually, it required less conscious thought and became more of a default way of being. The small inconveniences of life seemed smaller. My overall outlook more sunny.

And then I forgot to make it a habit.

Recently, I woke up feeling like I deserved a "win" for a change. Feeling like I was owed a sign of good fortune, that things were going in the right direction.

And then I remembered....
  • I woke up that morning
  • My family members and I are healthy
  • I have a kitchen full of food
  • I have shelter
  • I have a community and people in that community care about me
  • I forgot to practise gratitude

So I'm going to try and commit to making at least one gratitude post a week here. Just to make sure I get it done.

Today I am grateful for all of the things I routinely take for granted.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dear Universe

Dear Universe:

You gave me quite a scare earlier today. Thank you for the reminder of what's important in life and how grateful I really am for everything I have.

Most importantly, thank you for the happy ending.