My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Einstein)
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Never living in a really cute apartment of my own. (I lived in a crappy basement flat with one of my brothers. Our landlord evicted us.)
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At a big family gathering on an island somewhere, maybe a French Polynesian one.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Saying "like." Swear words I probably shouldn't use here.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Jane Goodall.
June 25, 2014Today was a day just like any other—except it was perfect.
I woke up with that warm feeling you get when you know it’s a special day but can’t quite remember, in your still-sleepy haze, what’s so great about it. Oh, yes. Publication day in Canada! Normally, I close my eyes and try to squeeze in a few extra moments of sleep before the kids get up, but today I went downstairs and made coffee before my husband did. (That almost never happens.)
My daughter asked me to make her spaghetti and meatballs for her school lunch. I actually did it—cheerfully. (My son asked for leftover... see more