Pornography wasn’t the issue.. wait, what?!

Pornography wasn’t the issue.. wait, what?!

We have some potential big changes going on over here. Things I will write about in the future because I'm still processing them and trying to calm the heck down over here. But I will share one thing with you that I'm currently exploring. G and I were talking in our room the other day. [...]

Maybe don’t say this to divorced people..

Maybe don’t say this to divorced people..

We had some friends over for supper the other night. We are in the beginning stages of getting to know one another. They are members of the local church, and all around good people. We were sharing about our past history. Awkward questions ensued. "So why doesn't G's family want anything to do with you [...]

G is combining, and I need Jesus.

G is combining, and I need Jesus.

It's May 1st here in Canada, and the combines are out in full force. If you didn't grow up in a farming community you're probably thinking "ok cool, whatever." If you did grow up in a farming community, you will think one of two things: 1. She's obviously on drugs. 2. What the heck happened [...]

In which a dysfuntional family funeral has a silver lining.

In which a dysfuntional family funeral has a silver lining.

It's been a busy few months. Granny passed away, my Great Aunt became ill, our oldest son is in a serious relationship, and as you all know, the world has kind of exploded with this COVID-19 epidemic. I'm now working from home, along with helping six kids with their schoolwork. There are days when I [...]

I was brave. It didn’t work

I was brave. It didn’t work

We were at another basketball tournament this weekend. Go figure. At our particular school we have two sets of glass double doors leading into the shrine, I mean, the school gymnasium. There was a momentous moment where I saw G's ex-wife heading into the school through the double doors on the right. We were heading [...]

Someday I’m gonna be brave.

Someday I’m gonna be brave.

I think I've mentioned before that my children attend a school whose main philosophy goes a little something like this.. "All the sports! All the time! Win! Win! Win!" https://youcandothis.blog/2019/09/22/the-fire-chicken-has-entered-the-building/ We spend a lot of time sitting in the bleachers attending games. It's been a great opportunity to people watch. One family I have particularly [...]

Why is self care so much work?!

Why is self care so much work?!

I love Esma, I really do. She's like my soul sister. I have a job in the service industry as the front end staff for the local humane society. I love it at work. It's quiet and the cats don't talk back. I know what I'm supposed to accomplish, and when I'm done I can [...]

G went sledding and I didn’t die.

G went sledding and I didn’t die.

This Saturday was a momentous occasion. G went off to play in the (traitorous , murderous, I don't give a crap who you are I will kill you with no mercy!) mountains. And I didn't die. I seem to have a bit of anxiety regarding this particular hobby of his. See https://youcandothis.blog/2019/10/30/i-had-my-first-ever-panic-attack-it-sucked/ for further reference. [...]

The God Card

The God Card

For any of my new readers who need to read this today. I am reposting an old article I wrote a year or so ago because I feel like it's important and needs to be said again. And again. And again. I feel you. I love you. You can do this. “God hates divorce.” “You [...]

“Dirty dishes belong in the dishwasher, not the sink!!!” …..says every parent ever.

“Dirty dishes belong in the dishwasher, not the sink!!!” …..says every parent ever.

We have a lot of kids around here. Seven of them ranging in age from ten to nineteen. It gets really stressful having this many people in the house, but not for reasons you might assume. Funnily enough, it's not the kids who stress me out. It's my husband, God bless him. Poor G has [...]