Category Archives: friendship

A Visit

In the last year, I have been living my life in fragments. I have three, discrete, separate lives that almost never intersect, yet each part completely essential to my well-being. Part one is my professional life. I have been pursuing a … Continue reading

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What I’m Grateful For

Last week was American Thanksgiving. My fellow bloggers to the south put up gratitude- themed posts. (This one, from Tails and Tales, is especially poignant, given the author’s narrow escape from a tornado.) And even though I’m as Canadian as … Continue reading

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Glutton for Punishment

For someone who does nothing but bitch, moan, and whine about too much responsibility and not enough time or money, I do awfully stupid things. For one, I’ve got this family of feral cats in my basement. (That’s the next … Continue reading

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Dog-Sitting Joys

Ever since Kate, my lady who does, had another grandchild and could no longer dogsit, I’ve been scrambling to find a sitter every time I go out of town. As Our Best Friend is loaded with issues, it takes someone … Continue reading

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Canine Connections

This story taught me that sometimes apples fall very far from their trees indeed. * * * * * In 2003 my brother’s family moved to our city. In what seemed like good fortune at the time, there was a … Continue reading

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Dog-Sitting Blues, Part 2

A few weeks ago, my girls’ father took them on a jaunt to New York City. It was the first time they went on vacation without me, and I knew if I stayed home I would wander aimlessly through the … Continue reading

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Dog-Sitting Blues

Last Sunday and Monday were logistically complicated in our household. The Spouse decided to attend to some computer event in New York, which entailed leaving Saturday night and returning early Monday evening. The kids were off school Monday, while I … Continue reading

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With Love From Jodi

Jodi Stone from Life With Sampson and Delilah honoured me with the Liebster Award. According to text copied from another website, “This award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve more recognition.” Here are the rules: Thank your Liebster Blog … Continue reading

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End of Year

I’ve been a bad blogger this year. If Santa based naughty-or-nice on your blog-writing  commitment, I would have received a container of toothpicks. I wish I could say that my New Year’s resolutions for 2012 are to blog regularly, to … Continue reading

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Seven Links

So both Kristine of Rescued Insanity and AJ of PupLove nominated me for this Seven Links blogger thing. It was started by TripBase, and these are the rules: Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category. … Continue reading

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