Dating

Online Dating 101 – Lesson One

Hello, all you beautiful people! Welcome to the first edition of my new weekly segment that delves into the world of online dating. I call it ‘Online Dating 101.’ Inspired, I know. Some of what I’ll be sharing was previously posted on my old blog, but, since I’m knee-deep in the online dating world again, I figured I’d bring it back!

In the coming weeks, you will discover all the dos and don’ts of the internet dating world. You will learn how to decode ‘man speak.’ You will hear hilarious and horrifying tales of dates gone wrong and dates that never made it past ‘hello.’ And, most importantly, you will be given all the tools you need to get out there and find Mr. Right! So, without further ado, let’s begin….

Snippets

Weekend Writing Warriors #28!

Howdy, folks! Happy Sunday! As I mentioned last week, we’re all finished with the Steeped in Love installments for now. This week, I’m sharing something COMPLETELY different, but I think you’ll all get a kick out of it. I wrote this story quite a few years ago, but it’s always held a special place in my heart. It’s called What’s Your EyeCue? I won’t even give away the premise. I’ll let you figure that out. Ready? Let’s go!

Snippets

Weekend Writing Warriors #27!

Heya, folks! Sorry about missing last week. I forgot I’d be at my Dad’s place (a.k.a The Land Without Internet). On the plus side, that bought you a bonus week before the end of Steeped in Love. But now the time has come, I’m afraid. Hope you’ve enjoyed the snippets I’ve shared from the first chapter. Without further ado, here’s the final one.

Life

Finding a light in the darkness

On Monday, February 8th, 2016, I woke up lacking the usual spring in my step. I’d just started a new job teaching Science and Physical Education at Rideau High School, and my classes were extremely challenging. To top it all off, I’d never taught Science before so I’d spent the entire weekend cramming as much information into my head as possible, and fretting, and hoping I wouldn’t show any signs of weakness. But teenagers can always smell fear. Somehow, by some miracle, I made it through the day.

Life

Post-birthday musings of a 34-year-old

Hello, my friends! I celebrated my 34th birthday yesterday. I know, you’re all thinking I don’t look a day over 25. It’s true, and thank you. 😉 I couldn’t help but think of my mom. Last year, my birthday celebration was the last time we were all together as a family, and I remember we had such a wonderful day/night. We stopped in to visit my grandparents (Mom’s parents) and had some snacks with them, then we continued the festivities at The Royal Palace. We ordered pizza, ate all kinds of goodies, including the delicious cookie cake Mom made for the occasion, and we played a new board game the Royals gave to me. I won, of course. Charlie was adorable. We laughed and laughed. It was a day I will never, ever forget.

Life

Science rules?

I’m starting an additional qualifications science course today. Yay? Yeah, so I’m not overly excited about it. First, it’s really hard being a student when you’re so used to being in ‘teacher mode,’ and then there’s the whole having to study thing, which…blech. I never particularly enjoyed that. And this is a SCIENCE course. I was the girl who skipped science class when I was in high school. And math. And history. And geography….