TV Trays

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014

Pretend I was wealthy and could afford to hire people to do the things I was too busy making money to do myself. Now let’s say I could only pick one aspect of my daily routine to outsource to someone else. Just one. Can you guess what it would be? Because I have mastered the […]

Queen of the Castle

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014

You know, sometimes I wonder how the Carpenter manages to control his manly urges when he’s around me day after day. After more than 20 years together, it is truly a testament to his self control that he can stay so far on the other end of the large L-shaped couch away from me, especially […]

Permission Slips

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014

Somewhere in the division of household labour, the responsibility of filling out all school permission forms has fallen to me, the parent with illegible handwriting. This wouldn’t be so bad if back to school paperwork didn’t amount to more stress than the collection of receipts at income tax time, with an equally terrifying need to […]

The Sweater

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014

Another school year has begun, signaling the unofficial end of summer. For me that triggers a sense of melancholy that change comes whether we like it or not. That’s not a bad thing. Summer cannot last forever because I actually miss the crispness of fall and the fresh fallen snow of winter. But I’m not […]

Under the Stars

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014

I’m not bragging but, when Blue Rodeo came to town for Riverfest Elora last Saturday, they played that concert solely for me. I know this because the band played all my requests and closed the night with Lost Together. It was no mistake, my friends. Clearly Jim Cuddy reads this column (let me have my fantasy, […]