Are you feeling like a Garbage Guinea Pig?

If you live in the Surrey area, you probably came home to these on your front lawn this week. Are you feeling like a Garbage Guinea Pig?  I am. I am overwhelmed by the new waste management system that the City of Surrey is implementing.  I knew it was coming but I think I mentally blocked it … [Continue reading]

5 Reasons Why Change is Good

Jackson just finished having his first practice with his new team.  A new team with NONE of last year's newest, best-est, closest neighbourhood friends on it. Jackson was pretty upset that he wasn't on his good friends' team.  He cried.  He cried a lot.  I tried to explain.  He ignored my … [Continue reading]

Starbucks: Give a Little or Take a Little

I love coffee. I especially love Starbucks coffee. I especially, especially love my Dark Roast Coffee Misto with Non-Fat Milk & Sugar-Free Vanilla. Yes, it's a mouthful to order but it's like a latte, except cheaper and stronger. When Starbucks came out with a rewards program, I … [Continue reading]

Back to School = Back to Tears

Both the Monkee children are going to elementary school this year.  I know it's September but our family calendar year starts and ends with the school year.   It is a major milestone in our house, as both children will be in school all-day and I will have a whole day free to myself- if you call … [Continue reading]

Wednesdays of a Few Words: My Morning Session

I always wanted  to do crazy flips on the wakeboard.  After 14 years, the amount of tricks in my repertoire is limited, and then I realize, it just doesn't matter. Just enjoy the moment. … [Continue reading]

The Boy

Jackson,  my boy,  you amaze me. The amount of love you exude is overwhelming.  Your bedtime kisses are epic and thorough. Sequence of the bedtime kiss: A peck on my lips. Then one on my right cheek. Then one on my left cheek. One peck on my forehead. My right eye is … [Continue reading]

Why Your Phone Should Be An iPhone.

Sometimes I have premonitions.  I looked at my iPhone photos and thought to myself, I should download those, just in case. The Man is up early every day.  At the cabin, The Man is up even earlier due to the morning light and my could not sleep because I lost my iPhone yesterday light sleeping .  … [Continue reading]