Feel the Sad

The air was cool and refreshing, sweeping away any sadness I had accumulated over the past week. It had been my idea to go to the pumpkin patch to look at the animals and the veggies, go on a wagon ride and pick some apples. On the outside my face said I was happy. And…

Funny Face Cranberries

Every night, after dinner, I empty the same princess lunch pail, the same purple, green, and pink containers, and pack the same lunch for my daughter for school the next day. I try to pack something interesting for her but I also have to think of nutrition, children with allergies, packaging, and her likes and…

Hitting Send

I feverishly wrote, getting the words out of my head and onto the screen while the memories were still fresh. That’s the way I write, with inspiration that comes when I least expect it, quickly, and crawling out of my finger tips. I wanted my story told because I wanted others in the same situation…

No One Wanted To Play With Me

We sat together in the big brown rocking chair, like we always do after school, and talked about her day. Her legs hung over mine, longer than they’ve ever been, reminding me of her growth and the way time flies. Every answer was “I forget” and “I don’t know” unless she was asked a specific…

Minted. All You Need in One Site

Around October I start to panic about our Christmas cards. Where will I go for them, who will I order from, who has the best prices? I look for great pictures on my phone and search for the best designs all over the internet. And then it snowballs from there. Teacher gifts, neighbours gifts, daycare…

A Fright Adventure

When I was a kid October was all about watching scary movies, a few mysteries, eating all the candy, and scaring my brother until he couldn’t sleep. Okay, I scared myself until I couldn’t sleep, and my brother was fine. We would stay up, watch our favourite shows, cover ourselves in warm blankets, and I…

Why October Hurts

I sat on the bed and went through the basket I had pulled down from the top of the closet. Items I hadn’t seen in some time, many put up there because they had no other place, others because I didn’t want to see them anymore. Soothers that had been taken away by the “meme” fairy,…

Ornaments With Love – A giveaway…again!

I love me some Christmas… What? I know it’s only October but I seriously love Christmas so I start shopping early, that way I save money, time, and I get into the spirit early and the Christmas music that the malls start playing this month doesn’t bother me as much. Okay, yes it does. Anywhoo.. this year…

Why Are You Staring?

I remember sitting cross-legged on the couch and watching TV, in the zone, and feeling eyes on me. Why did she stare at me so much? “WHAT?” “Nothing, I just like looking at you.” Weird, I thought, why did my mother look at me so much, so annoying. Doesn’t she have somewhere else to be?…