Chatting with Scammers (and other ways to lose money) 3

When I first heard that millions of dollars has been fraudulently collected from Canadian citizens by scam artists posing to be CRA tax collectors I was skeptical. Who falls for that? Then they phoned me and I quickly came to experience the scare tactics they use. Added bonus; they gave me an opportunity to take […]

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The Year of the Bitch Monkey

So much financial bullshittery has gone on in the past 30 days that I started to wonder if we’re cursed. Google says no, astrologically it’s the year of the naughty Monkey and that’s the problem. So I want to know why it’s just called the Monkey and not the Bitch Monkey because clearly the Monkey […]


Our New and Improved Basement 4

Our basement renovations were finally completed 6 weeks and 3 days after they started. That would be about three weeks longer than I hoped and two weeks longer than I was told to expect, but who’s counting (me. I was since my family and I were living like animals stacked one on top of another). […]

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MYSTERY MOLD

Mystery Mold

I mentioned in my previous post that my children’s bedrooms began growing mold at floor level at the outer corners of the house and that we couldn’t figure out the cause.  After some investigating and research we became pretty sure that it all goes back to our satellite installation. When we moved into our country […]


How Not to Renovate a Basement 2

The moment I started to write this, the contractors in my basement started making obscene amounts of noise. I’ve never renovated a basement before (professionally), but I’m told by the voices in my head that this is normal. The noises that is, not the voices. They don’t speak about the normalcy of their existence, at […]

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3 Easy Steps to Better Facebooking

I spend too much time on Facebook. There. I said it. I’m taking steps to cut down though. For example, I blocked Facebook from accessing my phone’s data plan and since my workplace has zero wifi, that should save me about a gazillion dollars a year on my cell phone bill (cut me some slack, […]


Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor – Now Available! 2

The book is finally available!! Get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired by the incredible strength of 36 different warriors in the battle against mental illness. Get ready to feel better understood if you’ve ever suffered from mental illness, or to better understand your friends and loved ones who suffer or have suffered from […]


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Thigh Gaps and Thunder Thighs 5

“You are the ugliest thing I have ever seen. If you ever get a boy to date you, you better put a bag over your head and give him all your money. That’s the only way you’ll ever get him to stick around.” – mean old man at the mall. I was 14. My body […]


10 Things That Are Better Than Doing Taxes

It’s that time of year again, when the trolls come out of hiding and start launching all sorts of volleys at you, making you break out in a nervous sweat and wake in the middle of the night in a panic. Okay that’s a bit dramatic, but it IS that time of year again. TAX […]

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Not So Secret Rendezvous 1

The first time I happened upon strangers having sex I was about 18. I  was supposed to be at an amusement park in Montreal, but since my friends and I didn’t bother to check the weather before we left we ended up in Toronto. We’d made it half-way to Montreal when we realized we were […]


ATTENTION CAT LOVERS! 1

Sorry for yelling there in the title, but certain important people in my life have convinced me that you really need to know this, if you own a cat. Or if you know someone who loves a cat, and their pain is your pain. Or if you know someone who knows someone….you know what I […]

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Tomorrow

Anxiety feels like…… Tears that won’t come Breathe that won’t catch Thoughts that won’t gather Everything looks as if shrouded in water Pressure beats in my eyes and nose My stomach has butterflies and there are tingles in my toes A jump in my heartbeat, a flutter, a glitch, All this anxiety is a real […]