Tag: Musings

  • April 16, 2024

    Every day, I’ll have multiple interactions, sort of, that’ll remind me that I am a nobody to somebody. It could be in the hallways at school when I’ll pass a colleague who doesn’t seem to notice me, looking straight ahead to the distant stairwell. It’ll definitely be while I’m on the road when someone willfully…

  • April 3, 2024

    Whatever I’m working on ends up on my desk, as if my mind is offloading whatever it is carrying onto it. As the days pass, there’s less space for me to write my morning pages, rest my elbow, and put a cat who’s come to visit me. I’ll eventually hit a tipping point and stop…

  • March 29, 2024

    There’s a different satisfaction that comes from working for yourself. Since I woke up today, I’ve been working on something. As ever, I was hoping to get to the shop but ended up getting things done on the computer.

  • March 28, 2024

    It’s impossible to know how what you’re doing will have an impact on your future. There’s no better argument for living a life full of experiences. You may very well need to draw from any one of them later in life.

  • February 14, 2024

    When we got home yesterday, Hannah got a notification from Amazon that her Barbie RC car – a pink Corvette, a classic – and dolls would be delivered before 10 pm. I must’ve forgotten to change the name when I placed the order. It took away from the surprise of it. I love playing with…

  • October 15, 2023

    While walking to my haircut appointment this afternoon, I realised that I don’t actually listen to the words in songs. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a walk with my headphones on, something I love to do, so I haven’t been paying such close attention to what I’ve been listening to. Chelsea Cutler has…

  • October 4, 2023

    When we were growing up, my dad had a section of the basement cordoned off with a brown curtain. My sister and I were not allowed there. Nothing nefarious was taking place – my dad used to have a side-hustle repairing electronics.

  • September 10, 2023

    I’ve been aware that I’ve been having dreams lately, not like Martin Luther King, but while I’m sleeping, and I don’t like it. I can’t remember most of them, which is frustrating in itself, but I woke up pissed off about something that happened in my dream, and I can’t remember what it was.

  • July 25, 2023

    July 25, 2023

    I got out of bed around 10:00 this morning. Well, I got out of bed at 7:00 am to feed the girls and then went back to bed. There are very few mornings when Eloise isn’t pestering me to get out of bed to feed them. If nipping at my toes doesn’t work, she’ll start…

  • June 29, 2023

    June 29, 2023

    This morning, I was thinking about whether or not there is a thread running through these daily blog posts. I was thinking about using these posts to write a story, maybe even a novella. Working on something longer and more in depth feels like a good idea. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for…

  • June 20, 2023

    June 20, 2023

    My sister texted me this evening asking if she should buy a new desk for herself. She’s considering one that’ll change between a sitting and a standing desk. Of course, I told her to buy something better than the one she was initially looking at.

  • May 16, 2023

    May 16, 2023

    Weddings and funerals bring people together. I’m here for the latter. I’ve seen people I haven’t seen in close to twenty years.