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I used to have a blog

There was a time when I used to have a blog.  It was this amazing, little slice of the interwebs where I went to vent about life as a (primarily) single mother. My darling Mr. Sometimes would be a “sometimes” fixture in our lives, coming and going while the monsters and I stood still in… Continue reading I used to have a blog

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13

To my O, 13 years ago. 13 years ago, I cried and I yelled and I grunted through the final pushes that felt like they were ripping me wide open and then when it was all said and done, I was a momma. 13 years ago, I watched your daddy, all tears and wild-eyed pride,… Continue reading 13

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say what you mean, don’t mean what you say

How does one mother successfully convince the Interwebs (and her family) that her 12yr old has herpes? Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezy. It happens like this… Your goalie-kid gets ran in a game and complains on and off about hip pain afterwards.  Eventually, he can’t stand it any longer (and he can’t practice) so you bring him to see… Continue reading say what you mean, don’t mean what you say

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twenty-sixteen

HELLO, beautiful. Don’t be shy, now. I won’t bite. Can I get you anything? Tea? Coffee? White Russian? (Believe me, the headache will be 100% worth it). Come on in and have a seat. I’ll move the dogs – the big one’s completely clueless of two things; the fact that he weighs 90lbs and the… Continue reading twenty-sixteen

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Like a ton of bricks

“I miss watching you play…” I tested the waters very gently. It’s a slippery slope, you see,  this whole retirement  business. I know, I know. It’s been a year and a half. There’s a whole season of coaching under “our” belts. Yes, ours as in, “mine and his” because letmetellyou, there’s being a hockey wife… Continue reading Like a ton of bricks

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Waiting (and gagging)

Lately I’ve been feeling like, maybe, I’m being punished for something.  Maybe I’ve dropped the F-bomb on social media one too many times or maybe it’s because I like to run all of my words together tomakeagoddamnpoint. Maybe this is because I wore crocs longer than was socially acceptable or loved denim overalls more than… Continue reading Waiting (and gagging)

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It goes so fast

When you’re waddling through your last few weeks of pregnancy and that little old lady stops you in the dairy ilse, touches your belly and then tells you “Hold onto these last few days, It goes by so fast”, believe her.  Of course, after you get past the fact that a stranger touched you at… Continue reading It goes so fast

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Drinking & Typing

I’m not one who lives the busy life well. (put your sarcastic surprised-but-not-really-surprised expression in your back pocket and then sit on it, okay?) I don’t enjoy it.  I never have.  Lord knows 99% of the posts I write (and 100% of the ones I don’t write) are proof of this. It’s the cornerstone to… Continue reading Drinking & Typing

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No room for Nancies

I was asked recently, “Don’t you have TWO boys? Why don’t you post any pictures of the other one? Don’t you think that bothers him that you never post about him? And can’t you post anything other than baseball or hockey pics?”. Never mind that everything about this question is rude.  Never mind that it… Continue reading No room for Nancies

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10 (months)

May 10th was the 10-month-marker since we moved home to Canada.  10 months since we said goodbye to our family in the U.S.   10 months since we bid adieu to the only kind of lifestyle we’ve ever known.  10 months means we almost made it a year. An ENTIRE YEAR, y’all. We are thiiiis… Continue reading 10 (months)