Category: anniversaries

Welcome 2019!

I brought this New Year in all by myself. Just me and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon in front of the CBC live stream from Charlottetown. It was the type of New Year’s Eve that was a decade in the making. On my terms, in my space, focused […]


On January 30th I celebrated one full year of eating a plant-based diet and about six months of being vegan. I say that because in the beginning it was just about weight loss and health for me, I hadn’t made the connection to the animals. I wasn’t consciously […]

My Private Fringe

On Sunday I will have been married for four years. I haven’t laid eyes on my husband in over two years. This morning I’m meeting with a lawyer to begin the divorce proceedings because my husband says he still loves me, doesn’t want to divorce, and while he’ll […]

80 Years Young

Not long now. In a little bit, I’ll be turning 40. Let the countdown begin! It’s a milestone for someone who never believed she’d live past the age of 33. It’s a little frightening to hit that number and realize with certainty that my life is already past […]

Happy Anniversary to Me!

The day was half over before I looked at the calendar and noticed the date … October 22nd … Happy Anniversary to Me! On this day nearly 25 years ago I started dating my first serious boyfriend, my high school sweetheart. I remember the months leading up to […]

Five Years

Five years ago today, I quit smoking . . . and fattened up for the kill. Quitting was the hardest thing ever. It ravaged my body. Ravaged! Nobody tells you about how ugly the detox part gets. Imagine 20 some years of poison leaving your body. It’s not […]


Slept on the futon last night. Wanted to watch a movie, wanted to be able to drift off during movie. It’s cold in my place. Colder than I’m used to. The sun warms it up a lot during the day, but on days when the sun is hidden […]

Nobody Does It Better

Hello Kellie!Your Quit Date is: Friday, May 10, 2002 at 12:30:00 PM Time Smoke-Free: 1705 days, 18 hours, 34 minutes and 8 seconds Cigarettes NOT smoked: 42644 Lifetime Saved: 10 months, 25 days, 18 hours Money Saved: $17,060.00 Wow! I’m almost to the five year mark on my […]