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A sunbeam for Duncan

My house is full of sunshine today! Even the rooms that don’t usually get sunshine are sunny. Duncan’s in his bliss – sunbeams everywhere. Nothing he likes more than a snooze in a ‘beam.

The novel continues to surprise me. Duncan has found a spot for himself in it, and he […]

Back on the merry-go-round

Yesterday afternoon I got a call from my breast cancer surgeon. That MRI I had last Friday night? It found something.

I’ve got a new lump in my right breast. It’s very small, it might not be cancer, it might just be scar tissue, but it’s in a completely different area of my breast than the […]

An unexpected hanging

Okay, things on the Nanowrimo front aren’t going quite as I planned. In terms of word count, I’m ahead of schedule. I’ve written 8,442 words in the first two days. And since Nanowrimo is all about quantity rather than quality, I’m happy with that.

But the thing is, I had an outline. And my book is […]

Weekend recap

I started this weekend with a Friday-night MRI at the Civic. I got the ‘quiet’ machine this time. They have one noisy old clanger (I got that one the first time) and one more subdued, newer machine. It’s still noisy, but at least it’s not unbelievably noisy. I was more than eager to get out […]

A sneak peek at my novel

Last night GC and I attended the National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) kick-off event, which was at the Yang Sheng restaurant at the corner of Somerset and Bronson.

My mother always said if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all, so I’m not going to say anything at all about the […]

I left my couch!

Yesterday I defied doctor’s orders, rose up from my couch, and went out into the world! I attended the Mental Health Symposium, which was a one-day conference held at the Coliseum Cinemas. It was co-sponsored by the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the University of Ottawa Department of Psychiatry, and […]