Stay at Home

Ontario's new COVID-19 restrictions were announced a few days ago. They can be summed up in three words: "Stay at home." (As is my habit, I'm oversimplifying matters. To get, as you should, the details about this province-wide state of emergency, click here.) Despite the measures that were already in place, the COVID-19 numbers in … Continue reading Stay at Home

Oh, Christmas Tree

My husband and I originally planned to put up our Christmas tree today, the first Saturday of the month. Last Friday, though, it occurred to me that the first weekend of December falls awfully late this year. (This realization may or may not have been linked to the abundance of tree-decorating posts that had begun … Continue reading Oh, Christmas Tree

Pivot

I’ve been enacting a literal and figurative cleansing ritual since coming home from the hospital: getting rid of tons of stuff around the house, getting tons of practical stuff in order, having nightly bubble baths. Though I’ve accomplished a lot in not very long, I’ve also worn myself down a bit. Late last week, my … Continue reading Pivot

July in Two Words (So What?)

On this first day of August, I've been looking back over the last month and realizing that a major part of my doing-my-best-to-shrug-off-all-the-stuff-I-feel-powerless-about-and-thus-resent strategy in July was to repeat a simple phrase to myself, usually, but not always (being the awkward person I am), in my head. I've grown to appreciate the power of these … Continue reading July in Two Words (So What?)