Wine and Love: Sixteen

Finally, it’s Thursday.  I spent all day thinking yesterday was Thursday.  Wishful thinking?  Anyway, today it actually is Thursday and that means time for Wine and Love, hosted by Suki. The concept is simple – each Thursday you post about what’s making you reach for the wine glass and what you’re loving.  Head over to Suki’s blog to link up…

Wine & Love


  • A week’s worth of cold, rainy foggy weather makes me want to just stay in bed with a good book all day.
  • The weather equals two migraines thus far this week
  • Work has been insanely busy, I have no time to come up for air it seems
  • My coworkers are sick and seem to want to share the fun with me.  In this instance, sharing is NOT caring.



  • Getting back into things I used to do before the funk of all funks settled in like playing with my band and writing for More Love Letters
  • My little brother is graduating! I’m so proud of him. And it’s a nice excuse to visit Ottawa.
  • Looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday morning so hard, and then I’ve got my cousin’s bday party at night
  • BAND! (This deserves two mentions)


What are you w(h)ining and loving this week?


Let’s write a love letter

It’s a foggy autumn morning, and I’m going through the motions.

Dragging myself out of bed, getting ready in the bathroom, wrestling my hair into some style that won’t scare small children, dressing, getting the dog ready, checking that I have all three sets of keys…

But today, I have a little bonus to look forward to, a slightly longer weekend, because I’m done work at noon today.  I can’t wait to be done with my work day, so I can get home, brew a hot cup of tea and curl up with my stack of stationary.

I’m going to write some love letters to perfect strangers.

Yup, I know.  It seems like an odd thing to do, even odder from a cynic like me, but here’s something you may not know about me… I belonged to the More Love Letters Team.  I’d stepped away from it lately.  I felt like things were too busy, that I was going through too much, that I had such a horrible writer’s block that nothing was coming.  So I took a step back from writing love letters.

Until I received my own love letter and was reminded home much of an impact a little hand-written message of love can do for a person going through something tough.

I’d been through a few weeks of emotional rollercoasters; work stress was getting to me, my granddad passed away, we got some really sad news from an expectant friend and my brother’s wedding fell just days after my granddad’s funeral.  Big feelings, all across the spectrum; extreme sadness and joy.

Then last week, I came home from a horrible day to find a love letter in the mail from my friend (And MLL teamster).  It was such a great surprise to come home to.  A little note from someone saying they were thinking about me.  It made my week.

And it reminded me of how important an impact More Love Letters can have.

So I started thinking about writing love letters again.  I picked up a new package of notecards.  And then this week, I got the More Love Letters October Bundle email.  A call to write love letters for three amazing people that are going through some tough times.  Just like I had been going through. 

Three people that need a little encouragement, a little support and some love in the form of love letters crafted for just them by perfect strangers.

Take a few seconds to head over to the More Love Letters website, take a few minutes and pen a love letter for one, two, or all three of this month’s Love Letters bundle requests.

It’s just a little bit your of time and cursive, but for Kate, Jason and Deborah, it will make all the difference.

Time to get writing.


Wine and Love: Fifteen

I’ve been working on a post all week it seems.  The words aren’t coming to me.  I’ve got writer’s block in the worst way and I think that’sWine & Love mostly due to the fact that I’m going through a lot these days and I haven’t even begun to really work through it all.  We’ll see if I ever finish or post that other post, but in the meantime, it’s Thursday and that means time for Wine and Love.

Wine and Love is hosted by Suki. The concept is simple – each Thursday you post about what’s making you reach for the wine glass and what you’re loving.  Head over to Suki’s blog to link up…



  • All the things going on that I alluded to already.  I’m going to leave it at that, I think…



  • Band practice was amazing. I’ve missed it so much.
  • Amazing and supportive friends and family.
  • The More Love Letters Project, because I’m going to try to focus some of these feelings towards writing love letters for them.