Rules for women who travel alone in the 1850s

A few months ago I stumbled across a rather interesting (and ridiculous) historical article which described how to have sex with your husband in the 1960s. The rules the women were taught to follow are hugely out of place in today’s society, but it nevertheless served as an insight to how things used to be (in the not too distant past) and, what’s more, how things still are in many societies today.

This morning I came across another similar article, but this one has to do with travel. More specifically, how a woman in the 1850s was to travel if she didn’t have a male escort to accompany her.

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This is me for the next 6 months

As far as the snow in November is concerned (which is unusual for Toronto)…

PS It feels like Friday today. Happy Hump Day. Bah Humbug. You’re welcome.

Boo.

Stupid things I have done I am not proud of

At the grocery store one time, I picked up an item and put it in the cart. At the next aisle, I changed my mind about the item and put it on the shelf in the wrong aisle where it does not belong. So if you see a jar of Nutella among the olive oil bottles, you’ll know it was me who shopped there earlier.

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Typical morning routine of a NaNoWriMo writer

Writing for National Novel Writing Month has had a bit of a rocky start. But, like many parents around the world, weekends belong to youth sports, so there’s that.

Still, since November 1, I have managed to churn out a small amount of the anticipated 50k total expected by the end of the month: alas, only about 2000 words so far. None of them for the memoir though – I’m working on a different story.

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Never a dull moment: life with teenagers

Scenario:

14yo teen boy comes home and says: “Mom how do you get paint off my backpack?”

So, like all parents of teenagers, the first response that pops into my head is a question, or rather, several questions:

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Struggles with compliments

It has never been easy for me to accept a compliment. Maybe because I always sort of expected that I didn’t really deserve them…

Having said that, I’m getting better at accepting and thanking someone for them.

Then, something happened that completely blew me away. But first, a little preamble:

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How do YOU brush your teeth? :)

I saw this posted on social media in various places and thought it was fun! Let’s have some fun on a Friday afternoon…

Your turn.

1) How do YOU brush your teeth? Pick a number.

2) How do you think I brush my teeth? (Because my way is the right way… hahahaha) 🙂

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