Category: Current Events

The Time I Played With Buttons

I finally stopped tracking how many days in self-isolation/quarantine/lock-down  when New Brunswick started easing some restrictions. Stopping tracking has made the “new normal” feel more normal even though some parts still feel anything but.   I’ve struggled with that feeling of crisis with the only response you available is to stay home and do essentially nothing. (I’ve been working from…

The Time I Needed More Space

I saw this meme on Facebook a few weeks ago:   I completely get it; whatever we thought we were going to be doing this spring isn’t happening. Being home on quarantine or whatever we’re calling it now means a lot of open space on the schedule. When I look at my work calendar, it is wide open from about…

The Time We Didn’t Hunt for Eggs

I think like everyone I’ve been experiencing trepidation and sadness about what this holiday weeekend will bring. Inevitably it will be different than normal, different than what was planned just a month ago.   Eleven years ago I started doing Easter Egg hunts for my nieces and nephews. There were only 4 of them at the time (plus an infant).…

The Time I had Groceries Delivered

I’m a little over halfway through my self-isolation period (thankfully no symptoms so far.) I’m fortunate to be surrounded by people and a community to help out while in enforced isolation.   Friday I had groceries delivered from our local store. It’s a service they started offering to make it easier for people in self-isolation. It’s a great service and…

The Time I Went On Vacation and the World Changed

Three weeks ago on a Thursday night (the night before I left for vacation) I got a text from my sister. They had to postpone their own vacation departure unexpectedly. My niece was ready for vacation and very disappointed to wait. We checked airline flights, schedules and seat assignments. We were back forth and until Friday morning when we booked…

Dear New Brunswick Politicians

The last 48 hours have been crazy, right?   As we all spent yesterday and today learning about what the procedure actually is when there is no majority government and the current government has fewer seats than the opposition (there’s some lessons there I don’t remember from Grade 9 Social Studies) one theme kept recurring over and over: we’ll be…