Fed up

Earlier today I texted a friend that I had a list and I was going to be productive and get things done. After all, it was raining, gloomy and cold; what better time to stay indoors and get some chores tackled?

My friend checked in with me a few hours later assuming, incorrectly, that I had accomplished at least some of the tasks.

He was, of course, wrong.

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Staying home? Beware of this…

Staying home? Beware of this:

Here’s a social distancing tip you may not have considered until you’ve spent at least 24 hours in lock-down in your own home.

Maintain a distance of 6 meters between you and:

  • The fridge
  • The kitchen cupboards
  • The pantry
  • The normal emergency food stash
  • The apocalypse emergency stash
  • The car emergency stash
  • The kids school lunch snack stash
  • The kids own secret candy stash
  • The birdseed/pet kibble/dog treats stash…

๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Mostly wordless Sunday…

I don’t have much to share today so here are some pictures of a Canadian hockey family spending a typical Sunday doing the usual stuff. Before, and after, going to the rink, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The essence of family: gone but not far, near but not here

You know how sometimes a lot of togetherness can result in a wide array of emotions in each family member?

I feel a number of emotions: happy and exasperated, content and overwhelmed, at peace and annoyed… to name just a few. ๐Ÿ™„ Continue reading “The essence of family: gone but not far, near but not here”

Communication failures, or the prohibited stew-eating incident of last year

How many of us struggle with communication getting through within our own families?

I know I do and although some days or weeks are better than others, there is always room for improvement in the communications department.

Especially with the husband. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll leave the kids out of this conversation at the moment, since a) they’re kids! and b) they have selective hearing, and c) they’re kids…

ha.

I have a somewhat funny anecdote to share that illustrates this frustrating phenomenon of communication not getting through. Although at the time I was seething, I am (sort of) getting past it now. Frankly, if I spend too much time allowing that experience to rattle around in my head I feel myself getting all tense again. Still, working on seeing positives instead of dwelling on the negatives has its benefits on my mental health, and what better way to deal with this than to write it out in a blog post?

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Ode to coffee

Rarely have I looked forward to my third and final cup of coffee as much as I did today!

Aaahhh….

My coffee ritual in the morning is pretty much the exact same way every single day. The only time it isn’t is if I’m sick. But even if I’m sick, I still have to get up and get them out of the house so coffee often is still part of the routine. The coffee just doesn’t taste the same, butย the infusion of caffeine seems just as necessary despite the illness.

But my regular, normal coffee routine, that is my bliss. Continue reading “Ode to coffee”