An eventful day

Today I got yelled at.

I know what you’re thinking: aren’t YOU the one who usually does the yelling? 😛

Yes. I’m trying to change that… But the point is, I was the one who was yelled AT today. By a fitting room attendant.

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How to adjust your playback speed on a youtube video (of me talking)

When podcasts and YouTube took over the online world, and especially during pandemic times, I panicked a little about how much time people will spend talking, instead of typing. Is my online world going to turn into audio now?

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The coming months of isolation

Yesterday evening, I took my kid to the rink for the first time in seven-ish months. She had to be dressed in full gear except for helmet and skates. There would be no dressing rooms available, no parents allowed into the arena, no use of the water fountain to refill bottles of water.

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Hardships and plight: coping with the new normal

It appears I am completely, utterly alone in my hardship and plight. 🙄

I have neither hardship nor plights of any kind. Most of the time… 😉

Something happened today that was a little unusual. Perhaps I will entertain you here. It has to do with this unique situation we all find ourselves in, this covid/pandemic/restrictions/protocol thing we have been forced to adjust to.

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Blending blogging with podcasts

Disclaimer: The following post is about an experience I had listening to a podcast. I am not advertising the blogs or podcasts on behalf of the bloggers, although I did link to them. They didn’t ask me to write this post; I came up with this idea all by myself. 😉 Also, be aware: this is a lengthy, wordy post. Exactly the sort of thing you would expect from me. 😉 Continue reading “Blending blogging with podcasts”

GenXers, digital technology and the authenticity of blogging friendships

I am interrupting my vacation memories reporting to bring you some other thoughts percolating through my head. 🙂

There are people in my life who consider internet friends not real.

Most ‘real’ people in my life consider all things social media ‘fake’. Essentially, they consider a person I ‘met’ through a blog or social media as ‘not a real friend’ and thereby ‘fake’.

As if meeting in physical life is a prerequisite to authentic friendship.

I am not one of those people.

Are you?

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When mom needs medical assistance: a different perspective

So yesterday, I posted about my medical issue requiring a visit to the emergency room. And many of you have commented and dialogued with each other on that experience, which has been fascinating to read. ❤ Now I’m going to present you with another perspective of the same experience. Confused? Bear with me for a minute… 🙂 As some of you know, I have another blog. There’s a link on this blog in the top right margin that you can click anytime you fancy. Why two blogs? Well, this blog is more about me the mom, me the wife, me … Continue reading When mom needs medical assistance: a different perspective

Blogging twice: merging two personalities with writing

How many blogs do you write on? Have you started, and/or abandoned different blogs over the years?

I thought blogging was going out of style after the initial mom-blog bandwagon that I, too, jumped on. Today, I seem to notice no shortage of blogs, and most have nothing to do with parenting! Plus, it appears empty-nesters and seniors are happily blogging away, as my reader feed tells me.

This makes me happy. 😊

I currently maintain two blogs: this one, and the Sorry, Can’t Hear You blog.

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The wake-up routines of now and then

There was an episode on the long-running sitcom Frasier years ago that stuck to my brain. Well, several of them do, I really enjoyed that show, but one in particular seems to enter my mind quite frequently. It’s the one where, if I remember correctly, his dad moved in with him and the father-son team are adjusting to living together under this new dynamic.

Frasier liked his morning routine to be Just So. His father, being older and harbouring a hip disability, has his own ideas of how mornings should run and he disrupts his son’s routine completely. At one point Frasier loses it and starts yelling and waving his arms around complaining that his paper is not in front of his door, and when he locates it it’s no longer in the right order, or crisp and unwrinkled…anyway, he is all freaked out and complaining to his dad. It’s funny.

But it’s also not funny. I too like to have a certain morning routine that I hang on to like I do my first cup of coffee. I enjoy that few minutes of alone time before the hustle of kids and school begins. Continue reading “The wake-up routines of now and then”