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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year!

As I mentioned last year, New Year’s Eve is a bit of a stressful holiday for me. I feel the need to journal and reflect on the previous year, make resolutions for the next one and have a fantastic and fun time at midnight. I have this fear that everyone is having more fun than … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, family, food | 4 Comments

Christmas Joy

Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve been enjoying time with friends and family, feasting on delicious food and sharing gifts of love. We have been having a crazy, busy, love-filled, frustrating and fun holiday so far. I’ve got loads to share, but for now, I’ll leave you with this beautiful Christmas message from Queen Elizabeth II … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, Christmas, family, food | 1 Comment


Whenever I drive across the Canada-USA border, something shifts. As I pull away from the customs booth and breathe a sigh of relief, I do more than switch cell phones. I consciously shift from metric to Random US Units, or vice versa (I’ll rant about the Random US Units System another time), and think, “Ahh. … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, confusion, family, immigration, life, USA | 5 Comments

One Week ‘Til Christmas

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m a BIG FAN of Christmas. With one week to go, it’s so easy to get caught up in final exams, last minute shopping, travelling plans…and forget to take time to rest and reflect. It’s been fun to get photo-updates from my sister; she planned one activity per day to … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, Christmas, family | 3 Comments

The Problem With Flannel Sheets

(The ride home from work yesterday) Amelia: Okay, what happened last night? Varun: Huh? Amelia: Seriously. You woke up in the middle of the night talking about bugs crawling down the wall and in our room and you were raging about the flannel sheets. Varun: Nooo. I remember telling you there were spiders in our … Continue reading »

Categories: confusion, hilarious, Housekeeping, sleep | 3 Comments