Category Archives: Jeff

How to get out of difficult conversations

People often ask me: “How are you sleeping?” Because I know they are referring to Gus, who sleeps like a good-to-average 7-week-old babe, I usually say, “fine.” No one ever asks how Jeff is sleeping. He isn’t. Monty has been … Continue reading

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Family Torture

Just before bed last night: Oscar (shouting from the dining room): Mom! Come quick!  I did another family torture! Me (running into the room): A what??? Oscar: A family torture, see… Me: Portrait, Oscar. Family portrait. From left to right: Oscar, Jeff, Lucy, Me, … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favourite Things

1. Kite flying 2. Lucy’s face 3. A tree decorated for Christmas in the middle of nowhere in April (and Superdad carrying two tired kids at the end of a long hike) 4.  The car ride home after a long … Continue reading

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Learning to Skate

Oscar (after dropping his hockey stick and letting go of Jeff’s hand): “I’m holding onta nothin’… for dear life!”

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Back to Work Blues

Today is my last day of vacation.  I may not be returning to my monetarily-paid job tomorrow, but I’m definitely back to work.  Having Jeff at home for two weeks was, for me, an all-inclusive stay-cation.  I went grocery shopping … Continue reading

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Apparently the tinsel doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to turkey thievery.

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The Difference Ten Years Makes

Ten years ago, last night, I was nursing a heavily-stitched hole in my foot from a scooter accident in Taiwan. One of my nine roommates, Jeff, stayed in from partying to watch Braveheart with me, and the rest is history. … Continue reading

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