Running for a Cause

This past Sunday saw Loving Husband and I at the Terry Fox Run.

I’d like to think of myself as a zen runner, not overly fussed by timing, splits and such.  So, the idea of entering a race is not particularly attractive: they are expensive, the crowds can be overwhelming, and the race Ts are usually scratchy & itchy.    Continue reading “Running for a Cause”

Simple Pleasures

There’s always something to do around the apartment: laundry, sweeping, reorganising the craft area, clearing out clutter.  Growing up in an immaculate home, I tried to follow suit in the early days of marriage.  Seriously, you could walk into our family apartment at any time without warning and do a photo shoot for a House & Home magazine.  My mother kept a beautiful home. Continue reading “Simple Pleasures”

Glittering Grass

As I sit at my usual window spot at Starbucks, I enjoy the airconditioning which makes an overcast & muggy day pleasant.  As I daydream in the relative cool, I  recall a message from my aunt in London that temperatures had climbed up to 18 degrees centigrade yesterday! Unseasonably hot for them.

While we had bemoaned the lack of snow while we were in London in December & January, it certainly wasn’t 18 degrees.  And we did have a flurry morning, so we did get to enjoy some of the magic of winter. Continue reading “Glittering Grass”

Stay at Home Moms: Best tightrope walkers ever!

I am not a big fan of labels; they are often limiting and don’t always convey the whole picture.  Having said this, we live in a world where we depend on labels to communicate complex ideas, so I accept that we cannot do without them.

Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) is one of these labels – we all know what the phrase means, but it can refer to such varied persons, with extremely different lifestyles.  One thing we SAHMs all have in common though is that we are tightrope walkers.   This is a precarious balancing act because we have chosen a different path from many women; trying to balance what we feel is best for our children, our families, with what society is demanding from us. Continue reading “Stay at Home Moms: Best tightrope walkers ever!”

How do you express yourself?

This week I am challenged to think about how different people Speak Out.

I love Wall Art! and that they are used to express feelings & ideas which are not necessarily mainstream (see Feature Photo: one of my favourite sights at the head of Brick Lane, along Bethnal Green Road) Continue reading “How do you express yourself?”

What will you choose to celebrate?

Loving Husband and I are not big on Valentine’s Day.  We would have let Feb 14 slide by this year as we do most years; after all, we have 364 other days in which to express our love & appreciation for each other. Continue reading “What will you choose to celebrate?”

The Joys of Jetlag

Jetlag is a state of mind, a friend quipped when I related to him my ills.

Indeed, it might be for some, but I have been so dopey & tired these past few days despite a very relaxed schedule.  It has been a mental and physical struggle since returning from our 7-week stay in London. Continue reading “The Joys of Jetlag”