Blog Archives – Gratitude Day 14

Tonight, I am grateful for this blog. Sometimes, after I’ve written a post, I reread an old blog post or several. The other day, I read about something my son said as a toddler that made me spit out my beverage with laughter – something I never would have remembered if I hadn’t written it Read More

Back From the Cyber-Limbo

Hi, lovelies!!! I’m really excited to be writing this, even though it’s going to be a silly, tiny post. I just have to write something. If you’ve tried to visit my blog any time in the last few-to-several months, you know that it has been SUSPENDED. (And if you haven’t tried to visit my blog Read More

NINE YEARS of blogging. WHAT.

Hey, Lovelies, It’s my blogiversary this weekend! Technically yesterday – November 3rd – it was nine whole years since my first blog post ever. About which I said nothing to anyone. I barely knew what a blog was, but I was inspired by my sister blogging about her experiences in Europe, and had also read Read More

5-Day Artist Challenge, Day 1: Writing

Okay, 5-Day Artist Challenge, here we go! In true OELC iArts fashion, I shall dedicate each of the five days to a different strand of art, and I decree that writing shall be first. Because obviously. If art is bread for the soul, writing is… let’s say sourdough. You get a starter of an idea, you Read More

5-Day Artist Challenge Postponed Due to Hogwarts Sorting Incident

My dear dance friend Mary nominated me, well over a year ago, for the 5-Day Artist Challenge on Facebook, in which you post a photo or so every day for five days, along with some interesting information or anecdote, to share with others the role of art in your life. I did not manage to Read More

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

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 Read More

Narcissism on the Interwebs

My husband has a love-hate relationship with Facebook. He has created and deleted his account countless times. He knows that, for now, no other social media site does what Facebook does – that’s why he always ends up returning. The part he dislikes – apart from their sneaky privacy policies – is how it encourages Read More

School Snippets: Stuff that made me smile today

It’s December! I wasn’t planning to blog today. I was all like, whew. November’s over. Then when I got home, E was out gallivanting downtown with Auntie Em, so I went to pay the bills. Then I felt rather stressed, so I thought a blog post might do me some good. Just a little one. Read More

What I’ve Learned from NaBloPoMo

Well, folks, it’s the last day of November. I am proud to say I have DONE IT! 30 blog posts One per day, posted before midnight (though on some days it was a VERY close call) 21,285 words written An average of 710 words per day (But if I’m honest, handfuls of those belonged to Read More

Happy Bloggiversary to Me!

Two years ago today, for no particular reason, I started blogging. (Well, I might have done it because my sister had started a cool blog about her travels and it looked fun… but it was a total whim.) In all honesty, I barely knew what a blog was. Case in point: that inaugural entry says Read More