Spring Post

My mother has told me it’s time for me to blog again so here I am (hi Mom!)

There has been so much going on, but most of it I can’t write about. It doesn’t matter, the sun is finally starting to shine and the feeling of heaviness is lifting. It was a very long winter. Now it’s time to focus on some things for myself, like writing and being outside, and training for the 10K at the end of May. I have a lot to catch up on and I’m ready to go.

Two small things to tell you about to ease back in. First, Beatrice turned nine last weekend. NINE!

A lot of her friends have birthdays this time of year, and she was invited to a party on her own actual birthday day. We let her decide what she wanted to do. At first she thought she didn’t want to go, but she isn’t one to pass up a party (clearly she doesn’t get that from me). She went and I loved that she chose to go and celebrate someone else’s birthday on her own special day. I am so proud of that kid. NINE!

Second, I was home sick today and in the middle of the morning I got a call from the school about 11-year-old Niamh’s absence. Ack, what?? She had gone to school as usual. I was put on hold while they called down to her classroom to check. Sheer utter panic while I waited. I started getting dressed, hanging on to the phone, stomach in my throat. When the voice came back on the line I knew right away that everything was ok. I think I squeaked some nervous relief over the phone but I don’t even know what I said.

All the little things that have been difficult lately don’t actually matter that much after all.

I hope you’re having a nice start to the drinks-on-the-patio season. It’s time.


What a great chair but why is the wine glass so empty?

About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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3 Responses to Spring Post

  1. Eileen says:

    No one knows better than I what consumed so much of your and Tony’s time these past couple of months. You both were kind, helpful and selfless beyond description. We are coming out of the tunnel and, as you said, the sun is starting to shine. I will be forever grateful to you both and for the continuing cheerful presence of my two little granddaughters.

  2. Sasha says:

    Thanks Mom! 🙂

    OMG, I can only begin to imagine the panic from that phone call. Words cannot express… yikes.

    So happy to hear the outlook is getting sunnier :). Big hugs.

  3. Chantal says:

    that phone call, I can barely think about it. So glad it was a mistake!

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