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10 Things

Yeah, I’m back. I admit it: I’m a fairweather blogger. Actually, I’m more of a crapweather blogger, but what of it?

When life gets stressful, I make lists. As such, here are 10 things that I’m really looking forward to (in no particular order):

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Even though it’s in 3D (which I hate, thank you very much), I can’t wait for the final installment of the film franchise. Harry, Hermione, Ron, the final battle, Bellatrix getting taken down by Mrs. Weasley–it’s got to be amazing.

2. The Mother’s Day Tea at the kiddo’s school. Here’s her performance from last year:

3. The Royal Wedding. When Charles and Diana got married, I woke up in the middle of the night and sat glued to the TV in my dad’s La-Z-Boy chair. I obsessively collected Royal Wedding paraphenalia including Charles & Di paper dolls and every hardcover book on the couple to ever hit the bargain table at Coles. I am so watching this wedding.

4. The movie version of The Help. I really loved this book and can’t wait to see the movie. Emma Stone is a gem and I think she’ll make a great Skeeter.

5. Mommy/Daughter Week. Every summer, Scarlett and Chad spend a week hitting every theme park in the province. This year, I’m countering Daddy/Daughter Week with Mommy/Daughter Week. It won’t involve roller coasters, but it may involve manicures and fancy picnics. I can’t wait.

6. A visit from my mom. It’s been over six months since she was diagnosed with MAC, but she’s still not able to fly. We were hoping she’d be able to come for Easter, but we’re now keeping our fingers crossed for a May visit.

7. Berry season. I can’t wait for all of my favourite berries to be in season. I’m tired of paying premium for the only fruit that doesn’t make me projectile vomit or erupt into hives.

8. Tom’s weather. I bought two pair of Tom’s shoes last summer, and wore the hell out of them. Once I can feel convinced that it won’t snow again, I’m picking up two more.

9. Mad Men Season 4. We watch TV on Blu-ray or DVD, so we’re always way behind. I don’t have to wait long for this one, though–we’re starting it tomorrow.

10. The weekly meeting I attend every Friday at 2:00. It’s hands down the best workday hour of the week.

I feel better already. What are you looking forward to?



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A Fox, some hives, a tube and a Featherleaf

Tomorrow, Scarlett does the Terry Fox Run. When she was four and in Junior Kindergarten, she took it very seriously.

I’m going to try to get her to retell his story this year to see if the peg leg remains…

Also, I’m finally getting my allergy tests tomorrow, right as I’m on the cusp of what feels like will be a wicked cold. The appointment couldn’t come at a better time. The hives on my hands have migrated down to the soles of my feet. In case you’re curious, that’s a bad, bad place for itchy soreness.

Let’s hope this doctor knows what he’s doing. I’m expecting miracles.

Speaking of miracles, my mom is still in the hospital, and probably will be for a while yet. She’s having daily xrays, and according to the latest her right lung is leaking air, so she’s got to keep her chest tube for now. This was discouraging news for her, but I keep reminding her that it’s better to keep it in than to have it removed and reinserted. She’s also out of her isolation room and into her fifth room in the hospital. It’s a private room, though apparently very tiny.

Lots of love to everyone who continues to visit her, especially Jody who has been at the hospital every day. I don’t know how I can ever repay her friendship and her kindness. What I can do, however, is send everyone to check out Featherleaf, the amazing line of skincare and other products that she and another friend Jess make. It’s organic, locally made and truly lovely–I came home with a big bag of their stuff. Please check out their Etsy shop or their Facebook Page.


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