Packing (or Not)

I’m starting to pack for our grand tour to Kuwait, officially departing a week from tomorrow. By starting to pack, I mean I’ve sprayed my suitcase with Febreeze and I’m procrastinating about the rest of it. The problem is, I’m really not that sure what to pack. If I knew what to pile into my…

Getting Ready

I’m writing today’s wee post as I wait for my nails to dry. As much as getting ready to go out as a woman is about action –applying whatever kind of goop, scent or colour a particularly body part requires– it’s also about waiting for one step to dry or set or absorb so you…

In the Interest of Balance

I’m keeping it short today. There’s a huge pile of marking waiting for me on the kitchen table, and I need a decent sleep if I am going to survive this week. There are times when keeping things running here at Blue Speckled Pup is a minor task, but some weeks school and life join…

My Hair Runs Rampant

I had my back to school trim this morning, which was my first haircut since November. Before all the readers out there in the blogiverse suck in a collective gasp, bear in mind that I wear my hair long, have never coloured it, and avoid heat styling as a general rule. Since my hair is…

Still Looking Forward to Spring

Yep. I’m still ready for warmer weather and a whole lot less snow. I was driving home from school today, thinking about what I want to do when the seasons finally change, and I decided that right now, I really miss driving with the window open. I tried it a couple of weeks ago, and…

Big Hair, Big Smile

This piece was originally published on my first blog in 2009. While my parents were waiting for me to be born, my dad was dead certain that I would be a boy. ┬áHe got over his shock quickly when he was told he had a daughter, but unfortunately, I was born bald and stayed that…