The Christmas Ornament

On Matthew’s 2nd Christmas, I promised him that I would always make the season magical for him.  For his first Christmas, the Grinch stole our Christmas Tree.  I was so incredibly sad that year, that I didn’t even buy a “Baby’s 1st Christmas” ornament.  Over the years, I have thought about kijiji-shopping for something from […]

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Flashdance

Are you old enough to remember the movie Flashdance?  “Alex” holds down two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer while dreaming of becoming a professional ballet dancer.  It has all the ingredients of a good story … love, failure, triumph and some exceptionally well choreographed music numbers.  You can’t help but be on […]

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Happy Birthday, Mom

It is the unresolved complications that torture us the most. I wasn’t there when my Mom died.  She was 92-years-old and living on the west end of Toronto, where she moved to be close to her sister and family after my Dad passed away November 7th, 1995.  She knew no one except me on the […]

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Flirting 101

Heather?                           Check A Sexy Outfit?                Check Lipstick?                           Check A Big Smile?                    Check Oozing Sex Appeal?    Double Check The Art & Science of Flirting 101 … today’s lesson once again began at the Fracture Clinic.  The first day of class was back on October 4, 2017 when the ER doctor said “Lisa, stay there and don’t […]

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Rules to Date Me

  Three men created POF profiles. The Firefighter. The Race Car Driver. The Farmer. Each of them were enamoured with Heather.  And Lisa.  They haven’t met Sophie or Roxy.  Two are intrigued with Sasha.  One is a little nervous of her, I think. The hottest one is the Italian Race Car Driver.  But finding time […]

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Terri

“Terri, I have a lump.”  The words gushed out in a hoarse whisper and got stuck halfway out.  I had a new lump form in my throat as I cried to tell her.  Tears pricked in the corners of my eyes as I tried to force the sentence out again.  Terri was the first person […]

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The Power of Positivity

We’ve all heard the message.  Every doctor I’ve had during my Pink Dot Detour with Triple Negative Breast Cancer has told me. Your attitude is everything.  Your perception matters.  You are what you think.  Why does it matter?  It changes your outcome.  People CAN and DO die of broken hearts.  People can wish themselves ill.  […]

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Relaxed to Rad

Ahhhh.  Can you feel it?  The heat of summer has slipped away, only to return for a last hurrah.  The welcome warmth after a cold spell.  Sun.  Heat.  Humidity.  Solar radiation.  People smile and say “Summer is finally here!”  I nod and sniffle with my hayfever and scratch my wig covered head.  Humidity makes me uncomfortable […]

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