The Nine R’s of November: Recognize

I heard something recently that really made me think: What if there is a purpose behind this election? And I mean a purpose that is deeper than electing the next American President. What if this election is meant to force us to: Recognize our own hatred. Recognize our own prejudices. Recognize our own misogyny. Recognize our own ignorance. Wouldn’t it… Read more →

The Nine R’s of November: Real

November 1st is the Celtic New Year or Samhain. The time when the darkness overtakes the light. This actually makes more sense to me than January 1st which is, women’s health at least where I live, implant right in the midst of winter. I always thought that it was odd that the winter equinox was also called midwinter because we… Read more →

The Nine R’s of November

Why nine R’s? Well, global burden of disease mostly because it sounds good with the minor alliteration going on. Also, impotent nine is my number if ever I were to have a number. I’ve always liked the number nine. Another reason is that I started singing in a choir recently – I will talk about that in a later post… Read more →

Nine year blogiversary

Another long blog hiatus due to a) living life and b) someone corrupting my blog so it wouldn’t work (jerkface!). A non-working blog makes me really sad and frustrated to the point where I almost told the Mister to scrub the whole thing and start again. And even though I know no one is reading those early motherhood entries filled… Read more →

In photos: Cancer Break road trip stop #1, Kelowna B.C.

Kelowna sunset.

Kelowna sunset.

Pyjamas on the deck.

Pyjamas on the deck.

Snail!

Snail!

Brothers hanging out at Paul's Tomb.

Brothers hanging out at Paul’s Tomb.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot - also known as the Okanagan sunflower and Kelowna's official flower.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot – also known as the Okanagan sunflower and Kelowna’s official flower.

2016_Apr28_BalsamRoot1Field of Arrowfoot Balsamroot.

Purple Haze Shrubby Pensemon growing out of the cliff rock

Purple Haze Shrubby Pensemon growing out of the cliff rock

Flowers growing out of rocks

Flowers growing out of rocks

Hollyleaved Barberry

Hollyleaved Barberry

All you need are water and sticks and dirt.

All you need are water and sticks and dirt.

2016_Apr28_OonaghBG

So happy and so dirty.

Canadian bathing beauty or mermaid washed up on the shore?

Canadian bathing beauty or mermaid washed up on the shore?

Important duck-shaped rock.

Important duck-shaped rock.

Shivering after braving the water zip line.

Shivering after braving the water zip line.