I'm Cultured.  Really.  I Am.

I Owe My Love of Opera to Looney Toons

My parents were cultured.  We went once a year to a Christmas Pantomime.  They took us to the ballet.  We sang Gilbert and Sullivan in the car, and listened to classical music.  My exposure to the “Opera” was very limited though.  So limited that when Hubs and I went to the Opera this past week, Read More

Being Aware of Your Fears...

Chinese Fortunes and Being Aware of Your Fears…

We had Chinese food the other night.  I don’t generally take stock in Chinese mystisism as touted by a badly made cookie, but as I shared with the children, I pulled a fortune that had a deeper meaning. Being Aware of Your Fears Will Improve Your Life I had a dream the night before.  In Read More

Death with Compassion:  Where is the Line? #1000Speak 1

Death with Compassion:  Where is the Line? #1000Speak

Like most healthy couples, Hubs and I have had discussions about what happens if one of us gets sick. Not so much the day to day. More about our philosophies on life…and death. Of course we have our wills up to date, our financial affairs in order as much as possible, insurance policies to cover Read More

A Romantic Trip to Québec City

A Romantic Trip to Québec City

As promised, today I’m going to talk about our trip to Québec City, Canada. Hubs and I spent a weekend down there five years ago – our first weekend away together. Our second trip, this November, was to celebrate five years together. Québec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Québec. The town Read More

Tell Me More - #NaBloPoMo

Tell Me More

Tell me something I don’t know about you.  A question I ask Hubs all the time. Usually at intimate moments. A quiet dinner just the two of us. After supper, on the couch, when the kids are in bed. When we’re in bed…my head on his shoulder, my fingers playing with the hair on his Read More

My First #NaBloPoMo Post is a #TToT

My First #NaBloPoMo Post is a #TToT

It’s officially November and today marks the first day of my very first National Blog Posting Month.  I’m using #NaBloPoMo to see if I have the chops for one extended month of writing, writing and more writing. What better way to start the month and get my creative juices flowing then to do a Ten Read More

Am I Good Enough?  What Would My Mother-In-Law Have Thought?

Am I Good Enough? What Would My Mother-In-Law Have Thought?

I’ve written a few times about what an amazing woman my MIL was and how much I would have liked to meet her. I must admit though – I sometimes wonder if she would really have liked me. A friend of mine posted the other day that it’s the drunk family gatherings that remind her Read More

Breaking Down Walls...Was it Just Dumb Luck?

Breaking Down Walls…Was it Just Dumb Luck?

I am at a good place right now. Although I continue to struggle with my ex husband, the kids are good, my marriage is great, I have a job that pays well, I live in a great house, I’m writing, and overall, I’m pretty damn happy. I smile. A lot. And laugh. And have fun. Read More

Why I'm Incredibly Jealous of My Husband's Ex-Wife

Why I’m Incredibly Jealous of My Husband’s Ex-Wife

Remarriage is tough. Especially if both you and your partner are coming from years with different people. My first marriage damaged me. Enough that I even considered giving up on love for good. When Hubs and I came together, in my mind, it was going to be a fling. It turned into so much more. Read More

Avoiding a Diagnosis: Providing the Tools to Combat Mental Illness

Today I’m Thankful for the Mother-in-Law I Never Knew

I wrote this last year on Mother’s Day…but the sentiment holds true today… This Mother’s Day is going to be a little unlike any I’ve spent before it.  I have celebrated many a Mother’s Day as a daughter.  I’ve been lucky over the past eight years, to celebrate it as a mother with both my Read More