Monthly Archives: Jul 2017

Day #197 Luxury and gratitude

I won’t lie, the last thirty six hours have been a bit on the rough side. I’m not saying they were bad. Life isn’t meant to be easy all the time. Good things sometimes require some stress and angst before they can be enjoyed properly. So yes, there was stress, and frustration, and gnashing of teeth.…

Day #195 “Do you feel that?”

If you’re hypermobile, chances are you’ve had a conversation like this with a physio at least once in your life: Physio: “Ok, for hip flexor stretches, you can put your right foot forward, left knee on the mat, left hand up, now lean forward, don’t curve your back… that’s perfect. Do you feel that?” Me:…

Day #193 The Blanket Wars

I heard the warnings early on, when Hawkeye was just an infant. If you find that he becomes attached to something particular…. make sure you have a spare, or three. Nothing quite like the end-of-the-world crisis because you lost your child’s favourite irreplaceable comfort item. I decided to be proactive about this problem. From very…

Day # 192 Bye bye, toes!

Last summer Hawkeye spent most of his time at home barefoot. He was one and a half and had a single-minded determination to explore everything around him. That was just before the “terrible twos” really hit full force. This summer Hawkeye is two and a half. He’s a fully grown toddler with strong opinions on everything,…

Day #191 Safety first

I sometimes wash dark and light coloured items together (in a cold wash). I’ve been known to walk while reading on my phone (shhh, don’t tell my husband). I often don’t wait for the pedestrian green light to cross the (dead-end) street next to our house. Hell, I even take short bicycle rides without a…

Day #188 On the subject of ethics

I’ve decided that every person elected to a public office, from local level all the way up to the top, should be required to take a college-level course of government ethics and then take  refresher course every five years in order to maintain eligibility to hold the said public office. The final test might even…

Day #187 There’s a tiger in my garden

The other day Hawkeye and I were in the garden. He was busy doing very important toddler things, which as far as I can tell involve moving around dirt and mulch from one spot to another. I was busy trying to ignore him as best as I safely could. His imagination is far better than…