It’s still March Break here, so our mornings have been leisurely and relaxed. I decided to make French toast for breakfast the other day.
French toast, full of eggs, milk, cinnamon-sugar and maple syrup, is not a standard breakfast food for us. Neither are pancakes. We all tend to feel a fatigue-ish slump halfway through our day if we consume sugary or highly processed products first thing in the morning. So muffins, pastry, or sweetened cereals are usually out. No pancakes or French toast on school mornings, either.
But during March break, no one gets up early. We lounge around in pjs, have coffee and watch cartoons. Continue reading
This is such a loaded topic, isn’t it. And unless you’re elite and have no concept of what it means to live within a budget, then money is bound to be a topic of endless discussion in your family.
Remember this post? I was feeling tired and dispirited about the never-ending hockey and ringette my kids were involved in. That was back in January, still in the regular season. So almost three months ago.
Well, the season is not done yet. We are now in playoffs, thanks to a fantastic game last Tuesday night that knocked the first place team out of the runnings. And we keep winning!
Here’s a newsflash that won’t surprise anyone: Continue reading
Negativity breeds more negativity, is what I’m hearing. Toxic people are negative people and no good will come from them.
Well I am here today to say that sometimes, we need to give ourselves permission to wallow in a bad mood.
There. I said it. Call it catharsis or whatever you want.
There are simply times when I just want to be left to it. Wallow, self-pity, woe is me.
I blame hormones. (But that’s another fun and exciting blog topic for another day.) 🙄 Continue reading
It all began with some uncertainties. Continue reading
I was going to blog about my stupid morning of non-stop issues involving kids and dogs and heavy knapsacks and detours and gifted pies, but I had to make coffee first. Continue reading
We just got back from an away tournament and I noticed something a little different this time. A lot of people working in the service industry in Niagara Falls (Canada) are older than me, and working manual labour jobs: serving and cooking in restaurants, cleaning or maintaining hotel rooms, that kind of thing.
Thinking back to previous tournaments, I remember seeing young adults in these types of jobs. Maybe the 20-somethings still work in those fields (service, food and tourist industry), to make ends meet while going to college or university, and I just wasn’t there during their shifts. But for the most part, I would have guessed the average age of these workers I came across at 50+. Continue reading
The annual ringette tournament is coming up this weekend, and my girl and I get to go on our own this year. The boys are in quarter finals hockey, so their availability to join us looks sketchy. Continue reading
As I get older, my ability to drink beverages and then go out someplace that does not have a loo nearby is getting more challenging with every passing year. So, longer dog walks, parks and playgrounds, even some baseball diamonds are out (unless they’re newer and have these facilities on the premises, which here in Toronto is not always the case).
Hiding in bushes is neither convenient (it’s February, all the branches are bare), nor desirable (I’m not a kid, or a man…) 🙄
Coffee, tea and water are the worst culprits. Continue reading