The Secret Lives of Parents

I was MIA this weekend for a much needed Internet free break. Hubby and I took a small trip up to our neighboring city Edmonton for two days sans kiddos. We did the West Ed shopping of course, stayed at a nice hotel and ate some of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had. So a few things that made the weekend extra special?

Socks. Here’s the deal–socks make me happy. I don’t know why, but they do. I like colorful, interesting socks, and if I can find the fuzzy kind that are oh-so-warm and soft, I MUST BUY THEM. I like socks like other women love shoes. Besides, with Calgary being on the cusp of winter, a good pair of socks can mean the difference between retaining all ten toes or not come Spring.

Second of all, We discovered a Cupcake Coffee House of awesome proportion: FUSS. And, bombarded by the sheer weight of yummy choices, we opted for the mini twelve pack sampler rather than the big kahuna cupcakes. Oh the decadence of nibbling on cupcakes for the next day. My favorites were probably West Side Story and The Full Minty. All of them were winners tho. If you find a FUSS in your neighborhood, try it. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

And the cherry on the weekend cake you ask? I picked up Catching Fire  at Chapters! I’ve been holding off getting it because it is always sooooo hard to wait for the next book. I know once I read book 2 it’s back to w-a-i-t-i-n-g to see how the series wraps up. GAH! I am so impatient, but I’ve lusted for this book ever since finishing The Hunger Games, so I finally caved and bought it.


So that was my weekend. How was yours?


Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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11 years ago

Strange Fiction–I didn’t know you were a fellow canuck! See you know just why we need these types of socks!

Kelly you and I are the same–I ask for them too!

Vijaya, I’m sure you have a super secret life too. If it’s like mine, it only comes out into the light once in a blue moon, tho!

Bish, too bad. I love rain.

Danyelle & Rie, It was awesome and much needed.

Liana, if you show off your sock collection, let me know! I would love to see it.

Thanks Fiction Groupie!

Jeannie, thanks for letting me know!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT
11 years ago

i had a good weekend, actually. visited with some friends i hadn’t seen in a while. 🙂

I wanted to let you know about my blog address change. *sigh* If you’re following me, my posts now won’t show up in your feed, dashboard, sidebar, whatever. So please forgive me, but you’ll have to change the address for my main writing blog, Where Romance Meets Therapy, to To do this, you have to “unfollow” me and follow me again. Sorry for the confusion!

The Character Therapist

11 years ago

Oh, I ♥ socks as well. Glad you had a fun weekend!

Liana Brooks
11 years ago

I have those socks! I was going to do a fuzzy sock picture to update for winter!!! Ahh!

*end of the world*


11 years ago

Sounds like you had a blast!

11 years ago

Sounds like you had an awesome vacation!

I like those types of socks too. The only problem is that my book buying tendencies tend to leave little money left over. *sigh* If only eating wasn’t so imperative.

I’m with you. I NEED to know what happens after Catching Fire!

Bish Denham
11 years ago

Quiet. We waited for rain but it never came.

11 years ago

I didn’t realize parents were supposed to have a secret life. And you’re sharing it? Might make some of us with none a tad envious 🙂 Love your fuzzy wuzzy sockies.

11 years ago

Sounds like a lovely weekend away! I have such a taste for cupcakes now!!! I’m a fan of socks too. I seriously ask people to get me socks for Christmas!

Strange Fiction
11 years ago

Love the socks! I have a drawer full of wonderful fuzzy toe savers. An absolute necessity for our Canadian winters 🙂