Youth sports, school, and a short story update

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 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ after all…

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All the time

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”

Eating local – brick and mortar pub in the ‘hood

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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”

Alone in a coffee shop at night

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.

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Rink-free evening

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. πŸ™‚ Continue reading “Rink-free evening”

Heightened state of annoyance

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”

A day of mishaps

I will begin my story with the happy ending: I’m home, no one was hurt, maimed, killed or sent to jail today despite the weather that could have caused all of the above, and I have tea and a pecan butter tart.

Still interested in my many mishaps? Read on, then…

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