I want this to be my catharsis. And so it shall be. The End of a Friendship and What I Learned: If you make all the effort you are capable of making, you will have no regrets. By taking the high road, you may feel like you are giving up self-worth by not defending yourself but in … More The End of a Friendship and What I Learned
I was fortunate to have met him. He was a smart, hardworking man who built a successful business and helped raise a family with drive and ambition. He was funny and would always make me laugh once Armando translated to me what he had just said. Yet, he also always made the effort to speak … More Armando’s Grandfather
Do you remember as a little girl, laughing and dreaming with your friends about what your name would sound like if you married your friend Bobby? Or what about marrying that cute boy in Math class? As girls we would giggle and cringe at some names we hope we didn’t end up with and practise … More Name Change Confusion
The ocean breeze. Crashing waves. The butterflies of excitement. Violin music floating through the air. Engulfed in love, surrounded by family and friends. Tradition is present. Two cultures combined. The squeezing of hands. The stolen glances. Words spoken from the heart. Mr. and Mrs. Sealed with a kiss. Bonded with a hug. Now together as … More OUR WEDDING DAY
Armando is at it again…lying to me. When I do a grocery store run, Armando often yells out to me as I’m walking out the door, “Buy me a treat!”. And when I come back, I always have something for him. So the other day when Armando was leaving to pick up some things we … More The Sweetest Liar
What gift screams, “I LOVE YOU!”? Is it diamonds? Plane tickets to an exotic island? A spa gift card? Nah….a guy truly loves you when he buys you tampons. Yes, the dreaded T-word. Most guys’ eyes pop out of their heads as they look at you in horror realizing that you had the audacity to … More The Little Box of Tampons
I used to think that I am with either the most forgetful man or the most lazy man on this planet. I was just trying to figure out which and in the end, it was neither. The first time I heard him yell out in a panic, “I can’t find my keys!” I jumped up, … More Dude, Where’s My Car?
A whirlwind of friends these past two weeks…I’m in a blissful state. Armando and I are still in the process of “making friends” in our new city so fortunately for us, the last two weeks took us by sea, sky and road to see the cherished friends that we were missing from afar. First Stop: … More Planes, Ferries and Automobiles
I need to teach my family how to hug. We are a Canadian family with an Eastern European background. We hug when necessary…we hug “hello” and “good-bye” when we don’t see the person often, and we hug….hmmm???…well, it’s not an everyday occasion. So, I think my family might be a bit overwhelmed come December, when … More To Hug, or Not to Hug, That is the Question.
Oh dear, please tell me how I am going to tell Armando that I just depreciated the value of our new condo today with one stupid action? It centers around ironing. I hate ironing actually. I don’t iron. The ironing board that I contributed to our collective household items sits in the closet, practically new. … More Ironing 101