There is a sadness that has over time turned from an all-consuming pain to a dull ache throbbing in the background. Yet, as Christmas Day approaches, the volume of this pain is increasing at an alarming rate. Carols that Children sing While, with tears, my ears just ring With the echoes of the past. The … Continue reading Missing a loved-one at Christmas
On October 31 2017, my life changed completely. I changed. The only way I could find to express my complex feelings and ever-evolving emotions, was by writing my thoughts down on this blog. This blog, that got me into trouble more times than a few. The blog that was "too open," "too depressing," "too negative," … Continue reading What To Do: When A Friend Loses A Loved One. (Pt. 1)
It's not going well. Following my disastrous first two days of NaNo I have continued the trend by learning another lesson. This one you'll laugh at, probably. Lesson 2: Save your work. Sounds simple right? You'd think that any self-respected writer would know to SAVE their work before leaving their laptop for two minutes. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 3: Disaster Strikes Again!
I took my dog out for a walk tonight - after dark. As a woman, I usually feel intimidated going out alone in the dark, but never fear my readers, now I have Daisy to back me up! Yeah, you can laugh. I'm not serious. Walking a Poochon does not necessarily instil much confidence. Sure, … Continue reading The Magic and Wonder of Walking in the dark!
Before I took the plunge to homeschool my kids, I could not visualise HOW I could do it. I would look at all these homeschooling mums with so much respect and awe, wondering how they stay sane and keep up with the mammoth responsibility to educate their children. Then I was forced to make … Continue reading Homeschooling – A Day in a Life
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Last night I dreamt I was camping with my family. My whole family. As in, my dad was there too. We were in a group talking when I suddenly seemed to become more aware and turned to my left and said “Dad! You’re not supposed to be here! You died!” And he smiled, placed his … Continue reading Grounding: Day Twenty Nine