Middle age and deteriorating eye sight

Do you wear glasses? Are they by chance reading glasses?

I have a pair of reading glasses with an attractive frame that were fairly expensive . Their lenses are prescription and work with my distance contact lenses I wear all day.

I only put my readers on when I’m on the computer, when I read fine print, or if I need to see something clearer, up close.

I have no need for reading glasses when my contacts are out. I read my books in bed without my contacts in, and without reading glasses.

Here’s the thing.

Glasses are a pain in the wazoo. Continue reading


Cooking with cauliflower: will they eat it?

Once again I made another casserole.

This time it was with rice, chicken with Mexican spices, and cauliflower. Sprinkled with cheese on top, because everything tastes better with cheese on top!

This is what it looked like when I put it in the oven: Continue reading

Homework anxiety after school absence

I admit that I am not the most patient person in the world.

There, I said it. Now the internet knows.

Look, I get it that when a kid is sick and misses a week of school, the prospect of going back is a little overwhelming. My younger one has a bit of performance anxiety under normal circumstances, never mind after a week of absence. I get it.

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How embarrassing

I do something embarrassing on most days of the week and it pains me to admit this.

It is embarrassing enough that, if someone comes home while I’m doing it, I stop. I may even leave the room…

It doesn’t matter that my partner says he doesn’t care. I care. It’s embarrassing when he’s in the same room as me.

“I don’t care”, he says while seating himself at the nearby dining table, turning on his ipad.

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Mood lift during the February blahs

During the first few months of the new year, the north-eastern part of North America are immersed in a cold, dark existence that sometimes seems hard to face each and every day.  A lot of things appear uninspiring and depressing. Fresh food is imported or greenhouse grown, a lot of people are sick with flu or strep, traffic is worse due to weather slowing us down…you know all that.

But instead of dwelling on the crappy-ness that is February up here in our time zone, let’s inspire each other with things that will help life our moods.

What inspires you during the dreary February months?

Let’s play! Continue reading