Month: August 2011

August 29, 2011 The voices have started. They started a couple of weeks ago. As today approached, they became louder and louder. Clamouring in my head. Telling me everything I did not want to hear: “You aren’t going to make it.” “What are you doing?” “Don’t you realize what you are doing?” “How can you […]

August 28, 2011 I have always upheld the belief that having the responsibility to complete chores is important for a child’s growth. My children have had assigned chores since they were preschoolers. As they got older, the type of chores they were assigned changed. As teens, they were responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of […]

August 27, 2011 I watched “A Beautiful Mind” today with my son. Although this movie was released in 2001, this was the first time I had watched it. I had heard this was an excellent movie. Whenever someone mentioned it, I would comment that I wanted to watch it. So I finally got the chance. […]

August 26, 2011 One week ago my son and I had left on our road trip from Edmonton, Alberta, to Victoria, B.C. We enjoyed a delightful soak in a hot tub under the stars at the HI Nordegg – Shunda Creek Hostel. Then we spent the next day reminiscing about past road trips as we […]

August 25, 2011 I spent the day visiting my 79 year-old father. We spent the afternoon looking at pictures. Each picture refreshed his memory and he regaled us with stories of his horse racing days. From the time I started school, my dad raced standardbred horses. He owned, trained, and drove the horses in races […]

August 24, 2011 I spent most of today on the phone negotiating with my insurance adjustor. It all seemed like a waste of time to me. But it was necessary for my claim. I kept my patience and maintained my self-control. I knew he was just doing his job: settling a claim with the least […]

August 23, 2011 Today I decided to take matters into my own hands. I still hadn’t heard from the insurance as to the appraised damage on my car. And, although I had purchased the basic necessities, I did not have my laptop. I was behind on my blogs, I was behind on my emails, and […]