Author Archives: Renee

About Renee

Fortysomething mom, wife and mechanical engineer. Currently working out plans to found a retirement home circus troupe.

Production Line 1

I made a machinery inspired aerial show! So grateful to everyone that participated in the show. They helped take my idea and made it better.

Posted in Cirque, Life, Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Production Line 1

3 September 2018

Last day of summer is here. Tomorrow the kiddo finally gets to don her new clothes and find out if she’s in class with the cool teacher she’s hoping for. Much as I’ve enjoyed this summer, I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

Posted in Cirque, Life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on 3 September 2018

30 August 2018

Thanks to a jerky stomach I took a week long coffee break. withdrawal sucked, but I got through. Stomach seems better, but sleep issues improved not at all. Added it back in rotation yesterday and it feels great to be … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 30 August 2018

29 August 2018

Bakeapple jam on vanilla ice cream. Our trip to Newfoundland is only two weeks in the past and already feels like long ago. Just one last weekend then turn the page on a new school year and a freshly minted … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Comments Off on 29 August 2018

20 June 2018

A month ago I ran away to join the circus… In reality, I guess it was more like taking a circus sabbatical. I left my work and family in Canada and flew to France to spend a focused week training … Continue reading

Posted in Cirque, Life, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 20 June 2018

26 December 2017

After an action packed Christmas (so lucky to be living this life with my little family), the kiddo is off with the other side of her family for a few days, Simon is on a (very cold) powder covered ski … Continue reading

Posted in Cirque, Life, Training, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 26 December 2017

24 November 2017

After a week without travel or that damn cold/flu thing under my belt I’m feeling more like myself. Getting back to training hasn’t fixed my problems with the US Border people, but it has given my brain other things to … Continue reading

Posted in Cirque, Life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 24 November 2017

20 November 2017

It’s unfortunate that I usually only find myself wanting to write when things are terrible. The past weeks have been an especially extreme series of ups and downs vacillating wildly between moments where I feel like I have all of … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 20 November 2017

25 March 2017

As part of a personal desire to reduce the amount of time I spend mindlessly surfing the internet and focus on doing things in life with more intention I’ve been journalling a lot more. Writing has been helpful with other … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 25 March 2017

Astronaut Update

Canadian Space Agency astronaut recruitment continues without me. The current pool of 32 includes Vanessa Fulford who is not only a remarkable woman with a resume that bears a striking resemblance to Chris Hadfield, but is a former student of my … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on Astronaut Update