The one that is sick is not the one who is normally sick. And he’s pretty sick. I think we’re in for a long next few days. Advertisements

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Last year, having come to the realization that I was never going to be the hippy to which I aspired, and that I, and more importantly my family, was just a little too mainstream, I concluded that what I really wanted to be when I grew up was a minimalist. Which is great except that […]

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Music Appreciation

“In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg, played slowly (think batteries not dead but not 100%.) Little Red dances like a robot (surprisingly, very fitting!) Boy Blue runs around in circles singing “Twinkle, Twinkle.”

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I had received a year-end from our local utility comparing me with 100 of my neighbours and with my 20 most energy-efficient neighbours.  I was way below the curve and only slightly above my energy-efficient neighbours almost of the year, but had an off-the-charts spike in the middle.  The letter said in big bold letters “You […]

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Art Therapy

I balanced the chequebook in the morning. That always makes me fiesty. The boys dumped all the toys for no reason. I was annoyed. The collections agency called over the bogus Orbitz bill (that is tomorrow’s post, I promise) even though it hadn’t been 30 days since the last time they called and I reminded them […]

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The Gift To Be Simple

Somewhere along the line of adolescence I made a conscious decision which changed my life.  It was not a singular moment, mind you, but a series of decisions to choose to be “like this, not that.”  Yes, when I was younger I thought it sure would be cool to be a princess, to be adored, […]

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