Category Archives: special moments

Hello Mr. Robin, Harbinger of Spring

Today I saw a robin, that Harbinger of Spring. And even though the day was grey, dreary, and cool, I couldn’t help smiling as I watched Mr. Robin Red Breast hop along the grass. Catching a glimpse of his bright … Continue reading

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Yesterday I met a Hero for Women’s Rights in the Workplace

Yesterday at the BBQ, I got chatting with one of the ladies I was sitting next to. I honestly am not sure how the topic came up, but it turns out she was the plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Memories at the Trailer

Yesterday I read a blog post by Miriam, entitled¬†Morning Moods. In her post she talks about having breakfast cooked over an open fire. Which brought up memories of the trailer my family had when I was younger. I will confess, … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Teapot

    For as long as I can remember, Grandma had this teapot. A simple Pyrex teapot that got used daily. I have no idea when she got it, but I can vividly remember it coming out at Christmas, Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Tearing down Walls

It’s funny how a few small words can change the way I’ve been thinking. For the past 3 months, I have been dealing with a particularly crippling bout of anxiety and panic. To the point that I am barely able … Continue reading

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Encountering Lost Loved Ones

I’m not sure how to start this blog post. I’m pretty sure there are people who will read it and think, “yeah, sure. You wish.” And I will admit, years ago, I probably would have thought that way too. But … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Outdoors in one of Ottawa’s many Green Spaces

One of my favourite things to do, now that the weather is finally nice, is to sit on the grass. I love to feel the breeze on my face, listen to the birds in the trees, and smell the flowers. … Continue reading

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Living in a Small Town

All my life I have lived in a largish city. While Ottawa isn’t HUGE, it’s definitely bigger than a “small town.” However, I find that Ottawa definitely has that big city mentality of mind your own business. When I walk … Continue reading

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Another Christmas gone (or Feeling Nostalgic about years gone by)

Memories of Christmases past So, it’s Boxing Day here in Canada and I’m sipping a cup of coffee with eggnog in it.¬†I always end up feeling a little (ok so maybe a lot) let down after a big holiday. I … Continue reading

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Advent Blog Series: My Goddaughter

I will admit, today got off to a rough start. I woke up to an email reminding me that today was the 17th anniversary of my dad’s death. As if I needed to be reminded of that horrible day. As … Continue reading

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