Dominique

The Young and the Feckless

Canada is a young-and-old country. We’ve been around since 1867, which makes us older than some countries, but not as old as many.  At the same time, we only really became who we are now in 1982. I was alive then, which makes Canada still quite young. 😉 Because of this history, our model of […]

On Mother’s Day

Mom. Mama. Mother. Ma. Mommy. (Mummy if I feel like being particularly British.) All of these names by which I can be called, and they all feel strange. Not in a bad way, just… strange. I guess it still hasn’t sunk in yet that I’m someone’s mother, even though that someone is a living, breathing […]

Kitchen Lime – We Ready

Are we ready? You sure? Okay then. Here we go… What a transformation, right? The kitchen turned out so much better than I had imagined.  To be honest, I still can’t believe the difference. The renovation was officially completed at the beginning of August (only two weeks behind schedule!), but of course there were a […]

Kitchen Lime – Getting Down… to Work

A friendly reminder… Lime (v): 1) Caribbean slang term for chilling or hanging out.  Origin indeterminate. Kitchen lime (v): 1) Caribbean slang term for chilling or hanging out in the kitchen at the end of a house party.  Usually extends well into the night / the next morning because people have no behaviour and don’t […]

Kitchen Lime – Getting Started

Lime (v): 1) Caribbean slang term for chilling or hanging out.  Origin indeterminate. Kitchen lime (v): 1) Caribbean slang term for chilling or hanging out in the kitchen at the end of a house party.  Usually extends well into the night / the next morning because people have no behaviour and don’t know when to […]

TOFTS

I turned 40 last year.  It’s an age that’s supposed to be a cause for anxiety, denial, and concern, especially for women.  But for me, it was pretty much the opposite of that. Turning 40 was both revelatory and celebratory, in that I slowly came to realize that I have learned, grown, and accomplished quite […]

Let Me Tell You a Story

Once upon a time, JustHusband and I took my family out to see Hidden Figures: my Mom, my Dad, and my Auntie. The five of us piled into my parents’ small car, because the big car wouldn’t start. Auntie, who is just over 6′ tall, sat in the front. JustHusband, who is almost as tall […]