A Year of Wonders; Fifty-Two Weeks In

I am absolutely a person who thrives on routine and ritual, and exactly one year ago my daily routines and rituals, like everyone else's, were disrupted and destroyed. After a few weeks of muddling about, I created new routines and rituals that I … [Continue reading]

Trying New Things; Fifty-One Weeks In

March is, to me, a Winter Month, and so any week like the one we have just had, with above-freezing temperatures and sunny days, is a gift. As god is my witness, one day I will live where March is a Spring Month and Spring means Actual Spring, not a … [Continue reading]

The End Is Near; Fifty Weeks In

The End Is Near Oh, did you think I meant the end of the pandemic? I mean, sure, maybe we are nearer the end than the beginning, but what I meant was we are nearly done with orthodontia in this house. It was exactly five years ago last week … [Continue reading]

Blue, Baby, Blue; Forty-Nine Weeks In

Last week I had one of those days wherein you wake up and everything seems absolutely unbearable. I felt absolutely despondent; everything seemed terrible, from the dishes in the drying rack to the never-ending laundry to the every day drudgery that … [Continue reading]

Nicole’s Favourite Things: The Hearts and Chocolate Edition

Valentine's Day is NOT a huge thing in our house. Actually, it's not really a thing at all. I don't think my husband and I have ever really marked the day in a romantic way, with the exception of me telling him I choo-choo-choose him and will he BEE … [Continue reading]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside; Forty-Eight Weeks In

I don't know if it was the polar vortex that settled itself on us, or the two days off of school because of Teacher's Convention, or the fact that all four of us had dental appointments, but last week felt like it was six weeks long. I thought it was … [Continue reading]

Changing Mindsets; Forty-Seven Weeks In

I was at Costco a couple of weeks ago and something happened that hasn't happened since February 2020. As I tried to decide if I needed two or three bags of a particular staple, I went with two, thinking I will be back here in a few weeks, I can get … [Continue reading]