One Year

April 13, 2014 by Uncategorized 1 Comment

There was one thing I really wanted to ask my Mom before she passed. But I didn’t. Because asking her would have been an admission that I had lost all hope. Even when the doctors told her there was nothing left for them to do. […]


CMT sucks, my hands smell great and I’m off English Muffins

I realized that I haven’t updated my blog in 72 days. 72 days – the length of Kim Kardashian’s marriage to “The Hump.” I’m taking this as a sign. I mean ‘c’mon…how often does one’s blog lapse synch up to a celebrity marriage? Over the […]


The Pud, His Nanny and My Memories

The hardest part about death is the realization that you are never, ever, ever going to see that person again. With each day, the gulf between your time together and “now” gets wider. My Mom and Pud were tight. Pud loved sleeping over at my […]



Kid me never did anything she would have considered dangerous, edgy or wrong.  Kid-Nic played by the rules, at all times. When I was 13, I had a bunch of friends over for a sleepover.  It was your typical sleepover…we gorged ourselves on 2-for-1 pizza […]

Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Casting

Hello my fellow CMTers!  (Sorry to my non-CMT friends as this will be an uberdull post). So, The Pud had his appointment with his doc a few weeks ago.  He’s losing range of motion in part of his foot.  So we’ve added new exercises and […]


Hug your Television

  It is my favourite week of the year!  It is the official start of the new television season!  *woot, woot* (Shout out to one of my fave 90′s dudes, Arsenio Hall, for returning to the late night scene!) I am a self-confessed television fanatic.  […]


New baby, NYC and CMT Clicks Chicks…AKA “How I spent my summer”

Howdy! OK – so its been a while.  I suck, I know.  My blog is gathering dust, tumbleweeds and a mildewy odour. Blame summer. Busy days, activity filled nights (get-your-heads-outta-the-gutter…I meant swimming n’ baseball) and Big Brother (I still *heart* you Chenbot…its not your fault […]



We’re all just water, skin and bones. Boring. (And gross…unless you’re into anatomy n’ such.) It is the random stuff in our personalities that make us…us. One of MamaKat’s prompts for this week was to give “15 Reasons You’re Awesome”. (But, because I’m a keener, […]

Simple Spring Shoe Shopping…Shocking!

Soooo…have I mentioned I hate shoe shopping? (Totally rhetorical…I sometimes think the name of this blog should be “I Hate Shoe Shopping” as it seems to be a consistent theme.) As happy as I was to see the snow melt, I realized that it meant […]


May 23, 2013 by Uncategorized 4 Comments

My Mom has read almost everything I’ve ever written. The only exceptions were university papers (b-o-r-i-n-g) and the journal I tried to keep when I was 9 years old. (Epic fail…I think I wrote two entries. Archie comics before bed were way more fun). Mom […]

The Ring

  J. and I were practically kids when we got married.  I was 24, he was 23.  We were fresh out of university and living in a zero-room apartment.  Even though we knew we wanted kids, having them seemed to be in a time far, […]

Tweeting ’bout the Oscars.

  Forget Seth “We Saw Your Boobs” McFarlane or the surprise (unnecessary?) appearance of FOTUS Michelle Obama. The real Oscars® highlights were on Twitter. I love joining my fellow Tweeps for a good ol’ live tweet event. And, as with any Hollywood event, us “common […]