Longing for a Familiar View

Today, I am feeling particularly homesick.  There is nothing worse than feeling homesick AFTER you get back from a trip. The WordPower Tour to Fort McMurray was amazing. The kids were fabulous and I loved sharing Sarah’s journey to L’Acadie and my journey as an author with several different schools.Author extraorinaire, Natash Deen, was my

Twisting the Lens

Today as I sip my latte in Starbucks, I have to admit to being a little frazzled. Okay, maybe more than a little. It all started on New Year’s Day, when I woke up with a migraine. Never a good thing on the dawning of a new year. It was symbolic, or perhaps a foreshadowing

Tales of an Incompetent Tooth Fairy

  When my son was growing up, the tooth fairy was extremely reliable. It was a simple routine. His tooth would fall out and that night he would place the tooth in the little ceramic dog dish attached to the little ceramic dog. In the morning he would find a looney in the special slot

The View Returns

I decided to get back to my original theme for this blog and that is The View from Starbucks. Sitting in Starbucks, surrounded by real-life stories, it seems a shame to let this material go to waste, or even to hog it all for myself. So, I have decided to pass on the daily drama

Frustrating Friday

That’s my new theme for Friday. I know. I know. Not a very positive or encouraging way to face the weekend or life, for that matter. Thursday was great. We all went to the musical “Two from Galilee”, a wonderful musical performed at First Alliance Church Calgary.  Superb talent and a beautiful retelling of the

Bad Bunny Marble Loves the Christmas Season

After falling behind in everything yesterday (bad migraine) I spent twenty minutes of valuable time this morning chasing Bad Bunny Marble out of the living room. The bunny gates are fairly easy to move apparently, now that Marble has discovered the joys of the Christmas season. A tree full of ornaments, many at just the


Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? Today was one of those days. I should have known even before I got out of bed that it was going to be one of those days. I should have known when I woke up in the midst of a dream (translate nightmare)

The View from Friday

Today is supposed to be a lucky day, not only because I get to sleep in tomorrow, but because it is 11/11/11. Funny, isn’t it, how we humans like to attach significance to patterns and numbers? It’s as though we feel that somehow we are in control of the universe, if only we can find

Bad Bunny Marble Is Mad

Marble can be very frustrating, it’s true. But, after all, he is a bunny. When we picked him up from the breeder, she said, “What people forget is that rabbits are not dogs or cats they are rabbits.” So, when you decide to get a bunny for a pet, as obvious as it may sound,

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…Snow

It’s Friday. The new day for my blog. I’ve decided that this is the day I would like to reflect on my week and report on The View from Starbucks. Of course, I’m in Starbucks and, of course, I’m trying to create the perfect Chapter One for my novel.  Snowflakes adorn my environment inside and