7 things and 7 days

Women need to make time for themselves. This is non-negotiable. We need time to breath, to shower, to try on clothes in department stores without worrying that our 2 year old will crawl under the door and run away while we are naked and can’t catch them, to catch up with our mates, and toContinue reading “7 things and 7 days”

Keep deodorant in the car, and follow these 5 rules for life

We all know that life can be crazy sometimes. 2020 changed everything that we knew and the way we understand the world and interact with each other. I believe in keeping things simple when we can as I feel that life need not be as complicated as we make it. Amidst the crazy we canContinue reading “Keep deodorant in the car, and follow these 5 rules for life”

My Dirty Thirty Challenge

April 2021 marked the 25th anniversary National Poetry Month. Poetry Month is the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the importance of poetry and acknowledge the contributions poets around the world. Poetry month is celebrated in many ways in the community and in the classroom – I celebrate each year by participating in The Dirty ThirtyContinue reading “My Dirty Thirty Challenge”

Trapped Inside An Elevator – Poetry Month 2021

My favourite prompts in the 2021 Dirty Thirty Poetry Month Challenge were the ‘Zombie Apocalypse‘, and ‘Trapped Inside an Elevator’ … both are topics I would absolutely never have written on… While writing about being trapped in an elevator we were asked to imagine there were other people in the elevator and there was notContinue reading “Trapped Inside An Elevator – Poetry Month 2021”

Zombie Apocalypse – Poetry Month 2021

My favourite prompts in the 2021 Dirty Thirty Poetry Challenge were the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, and ‘Trapped Inside an Elevator‘ … both are topics I would absolutely never have written on…. While writing about the Zombie Apocalypse I decided to incorporate the biblical definition of an apocalypse (as a a prophetic revelation) into human relationships. ZombieContinue reading “Zombie Apocalypse – Poetry Month 2021”

My life … in not many words…

I have been somewhat MIA lately – mostly due to ill health (who knows how little fun pneumonia is? Me! Josie knows! Pneumonia sucks!)…. I thought I would just jump on here and give the least interesting update imaginable… “Josie’s life in 2021.” My life has involved a combination of the following, with the oddContinue reading “My life … in not many words…”

Yet, I am allowed to hate dogs…

Dear Reader, I do not hate men… Frankly, it is a ludicrous suggestion, I actally do not hate anyone. That said, there are A LOT of people that I will not spend my precious energy on. There are also people who I trust about as far as I can lever the moon. This is aContinue reading “Yet, I am allowed to hate dogs…”

More beautiful than ugly

A couple of weeks ago I shared some of my piece “A Million Pieces of Ugly.” Here is a little more of it. I love everyone, but I don’t have many people in my close circle. I am a quite the recluse at times. Those that are in my circle, are precious. They are toContinue reading “More beautiful than ugly”