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100 Happy Days – Day 22: Singing Children

Posted on November 22nd, 2014

When your kids sing, it makes all the hard stuff worthwhile. AB wandering around the house, singing a bittersweet, evocative song to the “friends” she’s carrying with her. And E heartily singing at the breakfast table: “Oh, tidings are covered in joy, covered in joy!” I just melt. He sang this refrain yesterday in he car, […]

100 Happy Days – Day 21: Uncomplicated Indoor Fun

Posted on November 21st, 2014

Is it awful that I took the kids out for sledding today and kinda sorta hated it? It was a sunny day but our park has no shelter and is very windy. We were all cold, especially AB because, against the odds, she had snow up her snow pants right away; E had to groom the […]

100 Happy Days – Day 20: My Hubbibi, among other things

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Lots of happy things today! I should mention that one of them is: my blog is working!!! Almost basically back to normal! YAHOO! (Big thanks to my dad for helping and putting up with lots of rigamarole regarding my blog issues.) So now I’m looking forward to backdating the happy days I’ve stored up AS […]

Trans Day of Remembrance – November 20th

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Today is November 20th. It is International Children’s Day, which is well-known. Less well known is the fact that it is also Trans Day of Remembrance. Last Thursday, I went to a Professional Development workshop on Safer and Inclusive Schools, regarding the LGBTQ community in our education system. It was a fascinating day, led by an […]

100 Happy Days – Day 4: Silence

Posted on November 10th, 2014

There are two kinds of silence that made me happy on Day 4. One was in my 5/6 Core French class. They are a class that is, as a group, not great at self-regulation. Many of them have great difficulty stopping themselves from saying whatever they feel like saying, whenever they feel like saying it, in whatever language (i.e. English, […]

Dear Jian Ghomeshi: you inspired my list of heroes. Now what?

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

Dear Jian, In March 2013, I was inspired to write a blog post entitled “Living Canadian Heroes.” I had been moved by the interview I’d just listened to on Q – the one you had with Stompin’ Tom Connors, replayed on the occasion of his death. I remember thinking how often we talk about Canadian heroes […]

100 Happy Days – Day 3: Cuties in Costumes

Posted on November 3rd, 2014

Hoping my technical difficulties might take a coffee break, I’m attempting to backpublish a post from… several days ago. (I wouldn’t want you to think that Jian Ghomeshi had completely quashed the possibility of happy days.) Here’s some happy from Day 3, even though they’re pics from October 31st. Because they can make me smile any day […]

100 Happy Days + NaBloPoMo – Day 2: Super Mom

Posted on November 2nd, 2014

I did not have to wait long for the sequel! Dad is not the only Super one, folks. *** *** Like this:Like Loading…Related Posts:NaBloPoMo Meets 100 Happy Days – Day 1100 Happy Days – Day 22: Singing Children100 Happy Days – Day 3: Cuties in Costumes100 Happy Days – Day 20: My Hubbibi, among other […]

NaBloPoMo Meets 100 Happy Days – Day 1

Posted on November 1st, 2014

{Hi everyone! This is yesterday’s post. It was honestly ready to go on the appropriate day, but I have been having major technical difficulties with my blog. So I’m going to sneakily attempt back-publishing it – here’s hoping this silly post will actually post. And there will be Halloween photos – but the technical difficulties extended […]

Thanks To The Gunman

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

To the gunman who bloodied Parliament Hill yesterday: thank you for making a statement. Actually, you made quite a few statements. But I’m not sure they’re the ones you meant to make. Whenever someone famously and violently takes the life of someone else, I always wonder what brought the perpetrator to that point – what makes a person so desperate […]

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