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Salzburg and aunt Vera

A little continuation from yesterday. Like I said, I’ve driven all over Austria searching for the perfect place for my aunt Vera to rest. I’ve never had a responsibility like this before. I’ve never laid anyone to rest anywhere before. This has been really…

June 18, 2017

Time with my boys

Things have been a bit quiet here in blog land and with good reason. You see, I needed some time with Robert and Theo because tomorrow I must away back to Vancouver. And we’ll miss each other for a few months, but it’s time…

January 9, 2016

It’s been a long day so I might be rambling on

Last night some dental floss snagged on the edge of my molar. Oh brother. Today’s emergency dentist appointment confirmed my suspicions: the root canal compromised the porcelain overlay and the porcelain cracked. Oh well, that’s a whole day gone and the near future me…

November 24, 2015

Taking comfort in words

Yesterday I was speechless. For the most part I stayed off of social media figuring that something like this cannot be categorised by hashtags or profile updates. The horror, the helplessness, and indignation are still burning in my heart. News filtered in via my…

November 15, 2015

Trouble in paradise

The hardest lesson for me is accepting that sometimes there are things beyond my control. Sometimes there is no fix and nothing to do but wait it out. Allowing feelings to bury me deep underground for a couple of days without fighting them…letting things…

November 3, 2015

some days

Yesterday afternoon I went to a memorial service for a family friend and, as usual, I’m re-examining my life. His name was Dragan and he was a doctor, like my parents, and we have known him and his family since we came to Canada…

October 28, 2015

Nadine’s drawing challenge: Skin

There’s a Czech saying I know. It doesn’t translate very well, but reads that, when one isn’t feeling well, one is not in her right skin. That’s been me all week. A toothache turned into an abscess, turned into 10 days of Amoxil, two…

September 19, 2015