There’s a certain TV show Hubby and I have been watching lately. It’s a spinoff of another very popular show about everyone’s favorite chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-cook-extraordinaire. Both shows were filmed in my chosen hometown (though they make it appear seedier than it actually is), the city where Hubby and I met, fell in love, got married, and […]

Perks and Quirks

We knew we weren’t going to get everything we wanted in our price range when we started looking for apartments here.  We’ve had to compromise and make sacrifices (like in-unit laundry!).  The building we’re in is old, and with that comes both charm and other “character.” perk: The large picture window in the living room […]


A lot of work goes into getting baby girl to settle, to calm for sleep.  Continuous motion.  Rhythmic patting.  A firm hold.  Every muscle in my body is flexed or tensed so that her little body can relax. Perhaps she senses our general unsettled-ness here. We’ve lived in Montreal for six months.  Until this past […]

Photos and Memories

It’s been two weeks since my last blog post.  I could say I haven’t had the time or inclination to write, but that’s a lie.  To say I haven’t had the energy, physical or mental, would be closer to the truth.  I constantly write blog posts in my head that never make it to the […]

Start Somewhere

I have family coming to town in three weeks.  And while they’re not staying at my house, they will, at some point, set foot inside it, so I’ve been stressed about cleaning.  It’s not that my house is dirty messy (okay, maybe a little), more cluttered messy because we have too much stuff and not […]