MAY 22, 2009 7:45PM

Ever blossoming...

11 years old, and already so heartbreakingly beautiful.
 
 
April 2009 - Centre Island 021 med
April 2009 - Centre Island 020 med
 
(I just needed to focus on something lovely right now,
so here's my mini me..)

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MAY 22, 2009 6:42PM

Skellig, for Dakini Dancer

 

Namaste, Josie.

 

 

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...in rebuttal, seeing as I wasn't actually there after all.   Boohoohoo #73

  1. I don't think that 2 people actually count as a meetup, so there.
  2. Okay, it does count -- but I'm still going to pout about it if I want to.
  3.  I'm a Namasté'ing-sunflower-wannabee.  I'm going to ha
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APRIL 6, 2009 4:29PM

If I had known it would take 12 years...

...before having another "just us" vacation, would I have been able to stand it? 

love in the sand

 

(responding to a challenge from Brian, as I return to the OS fray)

 

 

BACKSTORY & TIMELINE:

1994-7:  met Brent (for the second time), moved in together within 6 weeks or… Read full post »

APRIL 4, 2009 8:38PM

Aloha-eh!

paradise!
 
(edited for clarification)
 
I'm back!  sure did miss my OS pals this past month with all the business adjacent to preparing for and returning from, but my one-week trip to Paradise (AKA Hawaii) is over and done, and we're back to reality.  Not.
 
FEBRUARY 2, 2009 3:07PM

"...If I should twitch or fart or moo!"

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
~ Emilie Buchwald ~

Being such a bookworm,… Read full post »

JANUARY 21, 2009 8:34PM

Just in: mammogram results...

 

BENIGN!!

'nuff said :)

Babies, I'm-a gonna sleep tonight!!!! 

 

 

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Edited to add the only cleavage-bearing photo I could find this morning.
Long live the boobies!!

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JANUARY 14, 2009 4:22PM

Sick, sick, sick as a dog

 

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can anyone explain what that silly phrase means?
 
So I'm crawling out of my pitiful nest to wave a weak hand at my OS friends.  I have to say, there's nothing like a really nasty bout of the flu  to humble you big time.  Germs, meet…

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JANUARY 9, 2009 9:24AM

How do I parent a mini-me?

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New Years Day, 2009
 
You confuse me so much, oh daughter of mine.  You seem so impossibly mature at times, yet at other moments you behave more like a tantruming brat then the 11 year old girl that you are.  Girl?  Young woman?  Nymph?  How do I characterise… Read full post »
JANUARY 8, 2009 7:02PM

10 truths, 10 lies, and 5 secrets

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I thought that icemilkcoffee's post was so much fun, that I decided to play it too, in the hopes of catching up with Brian (beep beep!).

In no particular order:

  1. When we moved from Montreal to Toronto when I was young, the plane we were supposed to/
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October 2008 032

 (a card I made recently)

 

 Thanks to all my OS peeps for the support this past week after I found a lump in my breast.  It's been hugely gratifying to read all the BTDT comments as well as those of encouragement.

My mammogram and ultrasounds went… Read full post »

first up is the one at home:

fridge
 
2nd is my wee one at the studio:
 

this is going out to all my OS friends, particularly those
of us who struggle daily with anxiety and depression.

I'm not one for traditional New Years Resolutions, but I still find myself brimming with excitement whenever I start a new calendar off.  The tabula rasa, the sheer expanse of space… Read full post »

Dang, I was all in kinds of  a peachy keen kind of mood after reading my Northern friend Brian's Monday list this morning.   You know, the whole back-to-work-with-a-whole-new-year-ahead-of-me, my yummy coffee (Spicy Mayan Chocolate) while typing away at emails and doing some workity work ki… Read full post »

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JANUARY 5, 2009 10:09AM

Reclaiming our wedding... deeper love after death

1998, on my way to our wedding, posing with some
Halloween revellers.  Little did I know that Death was
actually creeping around the corner, laying in wait.

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Like the man said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times".  

The days of October… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2009 9:19AM

Caroline, en 100 mots

39 years old and I've already wasted 9 words.  Feels like a metaphor for most of my life.

Born in Quebec, raised in Ontario, I still identify as French-Canadian.  Spent my first two decades trying to be everything to everyone, last two working on excavating the real me under the… Read full post »

    1. Why do you live where you live? I've been living in TO for 23 years now, when I moved here with my family at 16.  Both hubby and I own our own businesses
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(building off my 25 things about me post, here's a very long elaboration of my #5 point -- more about Morgan's would-be home birth, almost 8 years later.  If birth stories freak you out, move along please... there will be lots of TMI, birthing jargon & fluids, etc)

Prologue:

April  2001… Read full post »

 
 It's January 1rst, so my brother Pierre should have been freezing his butt off in icy Lake Ontario today, doing his annual Polar Bear splash -- that crazy kid.  But he's not.  He's dead.
 
 
I wanted to write more, have been trying to write more, and still I… Read full post »

Here's my response to #16 of my "25 things about me" where I wrote:

16.  The 2nd time I met my husband, he asked if I had a dress & makeup he could borrow.  Long story :) 

Before we address the 2nd time, I'll backtrack to the first time I… Read full post »

I've been trying to wrap my brain around previous New Years Eve memories, most of which are pretty generic and not really worthy of much reminiscing. 

Those of my teen years were spent either hanging out with friends or any of the serial boyfriends I had.  A little illicit alcohol… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2008 7:58AM

vingt-cinq about me

Here's one way to introduce myself to the OS community, I guess!

1.  I was such an avid reader as a child that to ground me, my parents would withhold my library card.  I'm still a book nut and can recall cancelling dates to stay home with a much anticipated… Read full post »