Day 24 – What never fails to make me happy

Dear Diary, This is DAY 24 (so to speak) of my writing challenge. And today’s topic – HAPPINESS. We all heard a lot of new-age stuff about ‘don’t sweat small stuff’ or ‘little pleasures’. Well, I am all for it, not sweating and finding happiness in little things. Coffee, clouds, blue sky, flowers, accidental nice…

Day 23 – My Hobbies

Dear Diary, Today I am sharing my ‘home stuff’. Today I am writing about things that make my life flow, content and cozy. There are a few things that helped me keep my sanity through horrific times in my life. There are things that I do because I want to make my daughter happy (for…

A Day when my knee went one way and I went another

Dear Diary I am getting old pretty fast these days. I never stopped and looked at the calendar before. I never cared for my age and growing up. I never wanted to grow up. I never wanted to see my loved ones get old and frail and perish into ‘the other side of forever’. I…

My school was better. Parent’s point of view.

I’ve attended an interview with my 14 y.o. daughter today. The interview was at her Secondary college and it was about subject choices for Year 10. I did not know what to expect. Being Russian, rather Soviet, kid and having finished school over there, I’ve expected something important, stiff-backed and proper. My daughter was a…