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Solstice Cycle

June 21, 2017

Long stems lie in the grass as dead soldiers in battle. Tiny moths flutter gamely away from my roaring machine of whirling death while toads scramble madly in too tall grass.

Too tall for whom? And why?

The clover huddles low, sweet clumps of f…

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This is a Story All About How

April 4, 2017

My life got twist, turned upside down. Let me take a minute, just sit right there! And I'll tell you how I came to have over $55,000 in defaulted student loans.

Once upon a time, back in 2003, I graduated highschool with honours. I received a sma…

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New Year, New Squirrels

January 10, 2017

Well it was a lovely Christmas break; Kat was off for 3 weeks instead of two thanks to a nasty virus or something and Ryan and I ended up loaded with head colds for Xmas eve, day and Boxing Day but at least we were all together and we were able to re…

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Winter Is

December 13, 2016

Today's post is brought to you by sore arms!

Winter Is...

Walking your kid to school and not being able to see because your glasses have fogged up thanks to the scarf over your nose.


Your neighbour waving and saying "It's cool …

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Life Update part eleventy

November 1, 2016

Currently I'm...

Reading: Dragons of Autumn Twilight to Gabe at bedtime. I'm so excited to finally be able to share this series with him! Riverwind, Tanis, Laurana, Kitiara, Sturm, Caramon, Raistlin, Flint, Tas and Tika are like old friends to me an…

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Before and After

July 5, 2016

Another chapter in the life of Jen has come to close and another one has begun; this has happened before. Before and After I Moved Out, Before and After Gabe, Before and After Nanaimo/BC, Before and After Living w my Inlaws, and now Before and After …

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Currently in December

December 15, 2015
December 2015
waking in the dark every morning is the worst. 

finishing a book is very satisfying.

watching The Last Unicorn

loving the kids.

appreciating all that my family has done for us.

packing a lunch.

keeping t…

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First of May

May 1, 2014

Happy Beltane to one and all! May your day be full of whatever brings you the most joy! Celebrate the beauty and passion of the season in whatever way is most fulfilling to you and your loves. Revel in the long days and starry nights, the gentle ra…

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Say Nay Nay! Goodbye to John Pinette

April 7, 2014

After my weekly tune-in to Cosmos I was shocked to read online that comedian John Pinette had died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism on Saturday. John was one of very few comedians I actually enjoyed, a man who could make me laugh almost to the poin…

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Music Monday w Michael Franti

January 20, 2014

To all my readers, friends and family: Life Is Better With You.

I love that this video shows various relationshps with varied and wonderous folks. Michael Franti is one of my favourite artists, with the upbeat tunes and fun videos he does. Who're …

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Currently in January

January 16, 2014

waking up with Kat's feet in my face more often than I'd like.  

finishing nothing. Life is still a work in progress.

watching old movies on AMC at night.

loving how great the kids are doing here.

appreciating that my bosses are flexible and un…

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Currently in December

December 9, 2013

waking to the sunrise, ice on the steps and snow everywhere.

finishing nothing. My life is a work in progress.

watching Star Trek reruns, Big Bang Theory, My Little Pony season 4.

loving my job at The Children's Place.

appreciating being home f…

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Craig's Back-2-Back Cross Canada Trip

August 9, 2013

Canada is the second largest country, the first nation of hockey, and the best part of North America! My name is Jen! And I am Canadian!

No really, Canada really is the world's second largest country. Only Russia is bigger, and the way it keeps lo…

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Basic Bruchetta

August 5, 2013

I did it! I FINALLY made my own bruchetta bread. Some friends were supposed to come by for dinner Sunday night but didn't, so Ryan and I ate like royalty without them. This is what I did:

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread (50% off at the store last night!)
  • t…

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Forest Fiction

June 21, 2013
The forest belongs only to itself. This is never more apparent than at dusk as one journeys along the path, light fading, birds silent but watchful. Down near the stream, running low and quiet in the height of summer, even the wind cannot reach-no le…

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Busy busy bee

June 11, 2013

There's been a lot happening in JeninCanada land-we've found a new place to move to come July 1st, I started my new job and the kids started at daycare (well, Gabe is just after school for now) and it's hectic and we're sorting out the details right …

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Excellent Vacation is Excellent

May 22, 2013

Sooooo much fun is being had here in the Sault; lots of visiting is being done, Kat is a huge hit (as if there was any doubt), the weather is ok (as in, at least it's not snowing), and there has been a LOT of good food eaten. Unfortunately Kat has be…

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29 Forever!

May 16, 2013

Or y'know, not. I'm not one of those people who's afraid of hitting 30. Today is my 29th birthday and as I look back on my 20s I realize that it was probably the best, and hopefully worst, decade so far. Forget my teens, the teens suck. 20 to 29 is w…

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Welcome to Taurus Season!

May 10, 2013

There may not be words to express how much I love this time of year, the leap of seasons between the Spring equinox and Summer Solstice. It's where I live again, breathe deeply, walk and play joyfully, plant and nurture and grow and heal and bask in …

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Simple Raspberry Coffee Cake

April 16, 2013

Have I mentioned recently how much I HATE moving? Moving means packing, a lot of stress, then unpacking. After our move from the house to the apartment, and then from there to here, I didn't unpack a lot of things because we simply had no room. Howev…

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