The Gift of Time

“How do you like your new job?” “How’s the new life?” “Are you enjoying your freedom?” My only answer is to beam. I grin like a lunatic, and do a little dance, and say something inanely cheerful. I wake up smiling, in the dark, at 6am, ready to get to … Read More ›

August 17, 2017

To the Next Forty

In two weeks, I will be something I never thought I could ever accomplish: I will be a self-employed, entrepreneurial, full-time working artist. So far, this has been the story of my career: I was born, I grew up, I began working for the college I graduated from, and now … Read More ›

July 16, 2017


It’s funny how one day can suddenly create focus. I’ve half-written a few draft posts labelled “confused” and “unfocused” and was unable to get anywhere with them. But this week my doctor gave me some information, and my boss gave me some different information within a couple of hours, and suddenly everything … Read More ›

June 2, 2017


It’s interesting how different people live their lives. S&S got home and instead of turning into a hermit pile of wet rags as I would have done, they invited us for supper, unpacked, started doing laundry, cleaned the bathroom mirrors, and got themselves out to the local coffee shop to … Read More ›

April 28, 2017

Vignettes of Love

I possibly have the greatest husband in all of history. This morning he needed to drop his car at the shop, and I got up early to drive him to work on my way to the office. He has this delightful habit of singing ridiculous nonsense at the top of his considerable … Read More ›

April 27, 2017


Waiting is not a strong point of mine. Two of My People moved away on sabbatical last June and, despite a 2-week visit with them in February, I am aching for them to get home. I can now count their arrival in hours, not months or weeks or days, and somehow … Read More ›

April 26, 2017


I’m not sure where to go but I want to write again. This is my first quiet stab at it in years. Facebook killed the journal star! For now, I want to whine a little that I found a reliable method for pain relief – swimming – but my current … Read More ›

November 24, 2014

Three More Sleeps

Friday is closing. Number of rooms I have to pack up: 3.5 Number of boxes I’ve started packing: 0   I’m not panicking.

May 26, 2009


All I’ve done so far in 2009 is complain – I’m sick, I’m sore, I want a house – but I haven’t actually done anything to improve upon my situation. Change is slow with me. I did some research into mortgages this week, and actually contacted a mortgage specialist. I … Read More ›

February 16, 2009

Did I not mention the promotion?

So, er, yeah. I got promoted! No raise just yet, but I did get a bonus in the form of an Eee PC two weeks beforehand, and I’m sure the $$ is coming. Also, they didn’t exactly call it a promotion but that’s what it feels like to me. They’ve … Read More ›

March 13, 2008