Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Write off

Well, the damage to my little car was too extensive to repair and so it has been written off by the insurance company and I am getting a check for it - unfortunately for me the check is not as large as the amount I owe and so I will continue to have to pay for a vehicle I do not have :(. I'm so sad :( 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Car accident

This week in the middle of the afternoon while I was working, I was struck by an impaired driver.
I am not injured seriously and it could have been a lot worse but my car is not in good shape and I am worried the frame has been damaged. It is difficult to see in this photo - the damage is worse than it shows. I LOVE my little car and I will be extremely sad if something cannot be done to repair it.

Monday, January 18, 2016


I hate reading a crappy book while I wait for a book I ordered to come into the library. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ways to ring in the new year

There are about 100 ways to ring in the new year that I can think of without exerting too much energy that are better than the way I am this year. In a moment of NOT thinking clearly I picked up shifts at a group home  over the holidays which now I am regretting . I am away from my kids tonight to ring in the new year and I start out 2016 working on all my regularly scheduled days off. I hope I think more clearly as the year progresses and this is not an indication of the next 365 days. All work and no play makes me grumpy. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


It must be because it is the end of the year that I am waxing nostalgic about friendships. It has been three years since my friend Ed passed away and two years that my aunt has been gone. I miss them both a lot and know that if they were still here we would still be close. Which got me thinking about peoplewho are still alive who have "fallen" out of my life. Some I miss, some I resent, but I wonder in friendships how much it is up to one person to maintain contact and reciprocity. The people who I am in contact with now all give to our friendships in some level or another. I consider myself a good and loyal friend but I wonder sometimes if some people would be around if it wasn't my reaching out to them that kept us together. Good friends are hard to come by. New friends are hard to make and some old friends are hard to keep. Sad really. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Love letters from my sons

Today I am cleaning off my desk at work and found these notes my oldest boys wrote for me. I am grateful for my boys. I love them more than my luggage. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

New tattoo

I went to the Calgary tattoo convention this weekend and had the pleasure of being tattooed by Henry Lewis from San Francisco.
I had some burn marks on the inside of my leg and wanted them covered with a phoenix. Rising from the ashes and all you know.
Getting my shin and the back of my knee worked on hurt SO much but I am very happy.
I have lots more to be done - all the colour of the whole top half, but the burn marks are gone!