After staring at my computer screen for hours, I decided to go for a walk at lunch as a way to recharge. There is a secluded nature park within a short walk that can be reached by passing through the adjacent residential area. It's not particularly impressive, but it at least gives me a destination to … Continue reading Is that a fire hydrant or a really odd garden gnome?
My parents divorced early in my childhood and my mom was lucky enough to meet and marry my stepdad a few years later. One afternoon, shortly afterwards, my mom pulled me aside. She wanted me to know that my stepdad was not trying to replace my father, but that we were all going to have to … Continue reading If you are irreplaceable why try to replace someone else?
My eldest son recently lost his very first baby tooth. The tooth fairy had luckily been anticipating a visit to our house in theory, but he didn't give her a ton of notice when it came time for the actual event. The tooth was loose and gone within the same day. My son nearly broke … Continue reading Some times a little change is good for you
Before I had children, my work sent me to Hong Kong for a period of eight weeks. During this time I was housed in hotel room only a few train stops from the office. I couldn't speak the language. I couldn't even read it. My days were my friends and family's nights back home and … Continue reading Adventures in goal setting
My husband and I visited several parts of Australia for our honeymoon. While there we were entertained to learn that there was an entire news program dedicated to Happy News. The other programs were following the pattern of increasing the scare factor in order to generate ratings, but this program had decided that they were going … Continue reading Staying positive is tough, but I’ve always liked a challenge