I’m Kelly, and I’m a happily married Canadian gal and am mom to 3 amazing young adults.  I am extremely grateful that I have been lucky enough to have these four individuals enrich my life.  It hasn’t always been an easy ride, but I guess if we’re looking for that, we’re on the wrong planet!

I am also a doggy mamma to a 3-year old pomeranian/chihuahua cross named Ruby who has a ton of character and spunk!

I have a number of interests (some of them come and go), including travel, boating, reading, photography, home decor, pets, natural remedies, art of any kind (I dabble in watercolour), Matryoshka dolls (I’m a collector), and Christmas Villages (I have a kick-ass one!).

And, here’s a few randoms just for fun:

  •   I love coffee, not too much, but I can’t live without a couple of cups a day
  •   I’ve had a lot of different jobs, which has provided for a potpourri of useless knowledge
  •   I type faster than most people
  •   I have what I call a “mommy” tattoo on my ankle – my children’s initials
  •   I have a fascination with “old” Hollywood … the glitz, the glam … all of it
  •   Watching Pretty Little Liars in it’s entirety was the most unexpected guilty pleasure of my life
  •   I’ve got really unattractive fingernails, but I’ve made peace with it
  •   Cooking is not my favourite thing, but I love a nicely decorated kitchen
  •   I’m losing my hair … it’s frighteningly true
  •   I have zero tolerance for bull&#%$, and it’s getting worse as I get older, yikes

On the serious side, I have a special interest in destigmatization of mental illness and supporting those that suffer on a daily basis.

My personal philosophy is that no one person is any better or any worse than anyone else; we’re just all on different journeys.  My wish for our society is that each and every one of us be accepted and able to live their lives in a supportive, respectful and non-judgmental world regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, income or illness of any kind.  Kind of sounds like I’m in the “world peace” interview portion of a beauty contest, but wouldn’t it be great?

I started my blogging journey quite by accident.  I was sitting minding my own business in a coffee shop one day when an invitation came across my Facebook feed to join a blogging group.  I was intrigued, so I decided to give it a try, and so far it’s been a great ride!

They say not to complain about growing old, because it is a privilege denied to many, and while this is true I have to admit, I find myself complaining from time to time!  I’m navigating this chapter of my life with as much grace as I can muster, and I hope to use this blog to share some of the things that are working for me (and some of the things that aren’t) to help us all thrive in the back six!


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