About Me

The beginning is 1975 in Trail, BC. Accidental fourth child, teacher's pet, Catholic Italian, and all the other good things that come along with an uneventful middle class childhood.

A lot of stuff has happened between then and now. I lost my mom to cancer when I was 19 and shortly after I flew the coop to Victoria, where I've made my home ever since. After a couple rounds of university, some travels, and a few Mr. Wrongs, I met Jordan and adulthood as I thought it was "supposed to" happen began. Marriage, mortgage, and careers all ticked off the list as planned. Life was good.

Then, without any ceremonious warning, life got interesting. Had a baby, lost a baby, then had two more babies (identical twins!). Got to hang out in the NICU for five months, followed by two diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy and Thyroid Cancer for good measure. Challenging times aplenty.

BUT. We kept on. We managed to not go crazy (at least not yet) and for several years I talked about all of it here. And then I didn't. I decided to - temporarily? permanently? not sure yet? - stop blogging all together. I am, however, leaving this space open for possibilities. And the possibilities are endless, aren't they?