People are like that too.

People are like that too.

I opened up my computer this morning and saw a beautiful picture of Denmark all lit up at night. It was a stunning picture as many photos are. I thought about the beauty on the surface and it occurred to me that some of the houses may have tragedy, sadness, hardship, delight or joy living inside but, I would never know. People are like that too, at first glance we may see a well put together person who is adept…

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Going Deep

Going Deep

I sent some pieces of writing for Olivia to read. She sends me back a message “got them”. Nothing else after that- so I pry a little and send a message that says well?

What I saw when I woke up…

What I saw when I woke up…

When I woke up this is what I saw, a small brown ‘thing’. Leo got up before me as he always does. He likes to do that so he doesn’t have to make the bed. He announces to everyone and anyone who will listen that the last one out of bed should make it. That means grumpy, not a morning person Alex J. is responsible for making the bed. I rolled over as the sun hit my face, thinking how…

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We are all the same

We are all the same

I sat in a women’s group that focused on recovery. Recovery from anything really… addictions, abuse, bad relationships, shopping, eating, cleaning and the list goes on. The list is long with things we hide behind, things we have convinced ourselves are necessary to fill a void, things that make us feel better, prettier, smarter, worth more, valued… and sometimes the list isn’t so nice, it is not to make us feel better but rather, to make us feel like we…

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Supper is ready…

Supper is ready…

I sent a text message to Leo letting him know there was fish defrosting in the fridge for supper and if he wanted to cook it I would be home by 6:00 pm. Leo loves to cook and he thinks he is good at it. He has come a long way since the days of eggs, spaghetti and mac and cheese as popular menu items- of course, don’t forget the can of beans or soup which is easy to heat…

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The Last Christmas Decoration

The Last Christmas Decoration

It is Sunday morning- Palm Sunday to be exact.  Easter is next weekend and I love Easter more than any other time of year. I slept in today an hour past my usual wake up time during the work week and made my way to the kitchen to take my medication, eat something but more importantly for me… take that first sip of Diet Coke. I do not drink coffee, tea or juice. I can’t drink milk- nothing says good…

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Dear ADHD

Dear ADHD

Dear ADHD, My editor says I should blog about you. I don’t think you deserve one so I am writing you a letter of dismissal. You are fired! I have had it with your impulsive behaviour which gets me in trouble on a daily basis. I have reviewed with you several times how disconnected your thoughts are and how you force me- by taking my brain hostage to forget what I am doing, where I am going and …. there…

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Weeds

Weeds

As I was driving home tonight- having left earlier than usual, I noticed spring really present in the world. I noticed a farm with donkeys and wondered what you would do with so many… but they were cute and grazing in the field. Then I saw daffodils growing on the side of the road in clusters- positively spring! There is nothing better than the first flowers of spring. Then my eye caught these adorable little purple flowers growing in clusters…

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Flying Shoes and Baby Powder

Flying Shoes and Baby Powder

Have you ever wondered how you got to “that” place or stood somewhere and wondered “when did this happen and when the hell did I turn into this person?”  I remember standing in our bedroom on Christmas Eve having an argument with my husband, Leo about who was going to pick up the shoe from the neighbour’s lawn that had been launched through the window moments before the argument. This is when I first realized my life had become a…

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