Disclaimer: This is a rant about covid. If you live in an American State or some nation that is open for business as usual, please don’t comment here with a political agenda. You can comment if you want, but think twice before you hit publish if you’re going to tell me how you had a steak dinner in a restaurant or went to a party at some club or how all your stores are not going out of business because they are all open and functioning as normal. I don’t give a flying
fuck crap which way you lean in terms of your political orientation or covid and I don’t want to engage, or have my readers engage, in a political pissing contest on my platform. Please and thank you. I’m just ranting here to get the unfairness of all this crap out of my system. #SorryNotSorry
My email exploded. There’s a bunch of messages coming through from the hockey manager. My teenager, who is 15, has played competitive hockey since the age of 4. This is probably his third last year of playing competitive – after he graduates from grade 12 (he’s in grade 10) he will probably be done. Unfortunately, this year has been nothing short of a clusterfuck.
For obvious reasons.
But here’s the thing.
Continue reading “Detouring with a little rant”
So this morning I ate nutella on toast because apparently, I’m 12. 😳
I also made soup and looked for my reading glasses. That killed about an hour. 🙄
(The soup was chicken and the glasses were on my head.) 😐
Continue reading “Meh”
Yesterday I updated our calendar with the newly scheduled kids’ activities.
Despite the covid numbers rising in Toronto, youth sports is gearing up to get those kids back to the rink.
This is 🇨🇦 after all…
Continue reading “Youth sports, school, and a short story update”
A recent visit by a friend with her daughter got us talking about how kids speak to people about certain topics. This one was about food, or more specifically, eating out at restaurants. Apparently her teen girl uses the expression “all the time” whenever she mentions restaurants she’s been to.
This mortifies her mom. 😶 Continue reading “All the time”
A couple of nights ago two unusual things happened to me:
First, I had a beer. This beer. Continue reading “Beer, fire and some observations”
Good morning from the inside of a hotel room.
Why yes, I travel during coronavirus…but don’t worry, I didn’t fly to other continents. I’m not on a cruise ship. I’m not even using mass transit. Continue reading “Girl trip”
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There is a pub in our neighbourhood that serves traditional Polish food. Or, Eastern European (so northern Germany, into the Baltic states, etc…) If you like Schnitzel and potatoes and pickled things and, um…beer, well this pub serves that.
What’s more, it’s walking distance from our house. Continue reading “Eating local – brick and mortar pub in the ‘hood”
There is a coffee shop in Canada called Tim Horton’s (Tim’s for short) that is ubiquitous with hockey families. Often, you will find a Tim’s near a rink, especially older arenas. Actually, there are Tim’s everywhere in the city, including near schools, churches and on every street corner.
I’m currently sitting in such a Tim’s on this snowy, Sunday night.
Continue reading “Alone in a coffee shop at night”
Last night, on a Saturday night no less, I was not at a rink.
If you’re a long time reader here you may understand the significance of this. We’re raising rink rats here, and weekends are usually all about youth sports. And yes, they schedule games on Saturday nights. 🙂 Continue reading “Rink-free evening”
Look. I have been a mom of preschoolers. I have been a mom of fidgety kids. I have been a mom in rink lobbies and dressing rooms for over a decade.
I. Get. It. 😶 Continue reading “Heightened state of annoyance”