done

I’ve done forty-three years on this earth.in this body.in this mind.in this ill-fitting skin. And I have found joy in every corner, crevice and conviction. But there are some days, ways and power-playsfor which I am done. And so today I breathe into my too-tight, not-quite-right skinfree to walk this earth another yearcompletely and joyfully…

Birthday Wishes

Hey. It was my birthday on the weekend but the party’s not over. It’s still my birthday week.. my birthday month.. my birthday season… who’s in!?! I turned the fabulous 42 with a group of gorgeous strangers at a spiritual/meditation retreat led by my brilliant cousin, Jill Prescott. It was so incredibly satisfying. I’m still processing…

Hurrah! At last I’m 40!

*Preface: As I write this, I feel all of my 40 years. I took off on my bike to find a quiet place to write and my knees are super achy from my (very rare these days) morning run + 3 days of gardening (yes, I was delighted to spend my May long weekend at home playing…

Happy Birthday Jason!

Today is your 44th birthday and to celebrate we had meat and cake for dinner (as per very specific requests). No fancy party hats or horns like last year but I did give a gift to all of us: a Rhodonite stone. Rain saw them at the store a couple weeks ago. (He has recently…

Happy 9th Birthday Moxie!!

Moxie-licious turned 9 today! We started the day with our traditional donut breakfast and then I sent all 3 kids off to Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts theatre camp (Amazingly appropriate – and just plain amazing) on a sugar high!  Afterwards there was the usual (but never boring) dinner, cake and presents!! I can’t believe that…

Happy Birthday Jason

September 11, 2014 Jason’s 43rd birthday. It’s been 4 months and 5 days since he took his life. I asked Rain and Moxie how we should celebrate. “Can we get a birthday cake?” Sure, this seems appropriate. “What kind?” “He likes white cake. With white icing. And white whip cream trim. But not a lot…

Day 16 (British Columbia) CBC R3 Song of the Day

As a tribute to Canada and my love for Canadian Indie music, I’ve not only created special provincial playlists for my Cross-Canada road trip but I will also be featuring a: “CBCR3 Song of the Day” Every day I will showcase a CBCR3 artist from the province where we happen to be travelling. (the rules…

Day 16: Errington, BC – Tofino, BC

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOXIE!!!!! Moxie opened her gift from Kim, Dottie and Tim, answered phone calls from her grandparents and text from her other grandparents (it’s busy turning 8!) We said good-bye to Andrew, Leanne and the pets (as far as I can tell we have not chicken-napped any foul) and took off down the Pacific Rim…

It’s my birthday and we’ll skip school if we want to.

Erica Richmond @pixiepaperdoll7 What. A. Day. It was awesome. Really. First thing in the morning, my kids couldn’t wait for me to open my gift they’d bought for me . It was a beautiful vase they found at a yard sale while with my parents. I love it! I worked for 210 minutes (not that…