My Destination is No Longer Set by the Way the Wind Blows 1

My Destination is No Longer Set by the Way the Wind Blows

I was struck today by a thought.  We’re still renovating (painting) the new condo. Hubs and I have been working fairly effectively together. I’m doing the middle of the walls and he’s doing the detail work. We turned on some music, poured out the paint, and just got it done. The way we work in Read More

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Apples and Quince and Figs? Oh My...

Apples and Quince and Figs? Oh My…

So a not too well-known thing on here…but I’m reasonably skilled at baking. I think it’s a family trait passed down on my father’s mother’s side. I’m reasonably good at guestimating how much to put in of things, and I’ve become pretty good at figuring out what kinds of things go together. And I have Read More

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Admission for National Sandwich Day: Sandwiches Are Not My Favorite

Admission for National Sandwich Day: Sandwiches Are Not My Favorite

November third is National Sandwich Day. In the grand scheme, it doesn’t actually rate a paid holiday (I wonder if it should?), but I must say, even though I’m acknowledging the day, sandwiches are actually not my favorite. And as much as I can try to make them excited about school lunches, sandwiches are not Read More

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Inspiring Others to Write: A Life's Passion

Inspiring Others to Write: A Life’s Passion

An amazing part of starting writing here on Live by Surprise is that I’ve met a ton of other people (mostly women) who LOVE to write too. And every year as it approaches #NaBloPoMo, I encourage everyone I know to join the challenge, jump in and start writing regularly. I know that writing every day Read More

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When Does a Bully Become a Lost Cause?

When Does a Bully Become a Lost Cause?

There is a child at Puck’s school who is hurting. And I don’t know what to do about it. In part because this child has been bullying my child. Puck started a new school for grade seven. He’s not just settling in well—he’s thriving. He’s happy to go to school. He’s excited about his class Read More

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