FUNDRAISING: My son, Caden, is involved in a wonderful group called Big Spoon & ‘Lil Spoon which is an initiative to build relationships between university students and their community members with disabilities. The project involves affordable cooking workshops for children with disabilities, who will each be partnered with a student. This will help raise awareness for children with exceptionalities, providing them with an opportunity to develop social skills and have fun. The group was just informed that Loblaws closed up their PC Cooking School KEEPING the $900 this club paid to use the facility – AND THEY’RE NOT GIVING IT BACK! (Yes, the irony is not lost on me.) Please consider giving if you can! Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
HELLO STATIONS DIRECT | Mercury leaves retrograde and my three weeks of RE (rest, release, reclaim, reconnect, remember, reintegrate, return, reevaluate, review, read, revise, etc.) has come to an end. It really is my most productive 3-weeks and I look forward to it three times each year. So much gets done!
HELLO LIGHTS | Is it too early to turn the holiday twinkle lights on? Nah! It’s never too early for twinkle lights! I’d keep them up all year ’round if I could.
HELLO WRITING WORKSHOP | Short stories have always been fascinating to me – always rich and full of content while using so few words to relay intense emotion and action. It takes true skill that I greatly admire. I’m always looking to learn more, so I’ve signed up for a short story workshop with Tevis Shkodra over at So You Want to Write?
HELLO U.S. ELECTION RESULTS | No matter the outcome of the U.S. election, we will feel its profound impact here in Canada. As a result of the last American election I received phone calls from all four of my kids – worried to pieces, a couple were in tears. I remember believing “how bad can it get?” and finding comfort in my belief that the checks and balances in place would stop the steamroller of bully behaviour and vitriol. I do hate being wrong. I can only hope I don’t receive any tear-and-fear-filled calls this week. (Note: it is my firm belief that you don’t cheat, suppress and manipulate to lose, and this is the one time I would welcome being wrong.)
HELLO MONDAY | You are my favourite: I love that you provide me with 52 fresh starts every year.