Erin's Journals

March 21, 2019

16 years. As of yesterday - First Day of Spring - that’s how long this journal of mine has been going.

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Post date: Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00
March 20, 2019

I am so excited for someone today and I have to share this with you. Because this is a big, HUGE red letter day and this woman is ALL heart.
 

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Post date: Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:00
March 19, 2019

And how does this Tuesday find you, my friend? In our house it’s one of “those” days…gonna be a little cranky until I can drop Rob off for his colonoscopy mid-afternoon. Seriously - who gets a colonoscopy in the middle of the afternoon? That is so a first-thing-in-the-morning event, especially when we didn’t have anything else going on today. Ah, live and learn.
 
If you’ve not had to prepare for a colonoscopy, then you may not know what this is all about. Fear not, I won’t get graphic. But if you have had to, you’ll totally get what I’m talking about here.

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Post date: Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:00
March 18, 2019

I trust you had a lovely weekend - or at least one that had just the right amount of activity and nothing at all. For me, it was definitely more of the latter, and that’s how I like it right now, still settling in as we are after a winter away and then the trip to Southern Ontario.
 

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Post date: Mon, 03/18/2019 - 01:00
March 15, 2019

So, yesterday being 3.14 on the calendar (at least, as some read it), it was designated Pi Day. In addition to being Albert Einstein’s birthday, it’s also the day that a Google employee set a new record by calculating Pi (the ratio between the circumference and diameter of a circle) to 31.4 trillion digits.
 
There. Now that we’ve gotten all that science-y stuff out of the way, let me tell you about one of the most memorable presents Rob and I have ever received: pie. And the fact that it came from a most unexpected source makes it even more special.
 

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Post date: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:00
March 14, 2019

Here we are in the final week of winter (or so says the calendar) and I understand that for some of the folks who join me here from Ontario, there’s a bit of a mild (albeit wet) spell settling in. Not good for those worried about flooding, but great for the soul and a reminder that even the crankiest winters can’t last forever! Here near Victoria, we still have smatterings of dark, dirty snow piled on the ground, but the blossoms are out on some of the trees and we’re heading for a cloudy high of 8 degrees today. Not bad, but not cycling weather (for us) just yet.
 

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Post date: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:00
March 13, 2019

Hey there - I wanted to remind you gently that if you're so inclined, you might want to catch tonight's etalk. It's on CTV and I had a beautiful few minutes talking with a tearful Ben Mulroney. As I mentioned here last week, it really opened my eyes to who this man is at his heart.
 

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Post date: Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:00
March 12, 2019

You probably know Arlene Dickinson: famous for her prominence on the Dragons' Den panel, she's about to embark on a new show on CBC (starting this Friday at 8:30 pm) called Under New Management, in which she "takes budding entrepreneurs on a life-changing journey of assessing businesses for sale and whether they are really ready, and have what it takes."
 

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Post date: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 01:00
March 11, 2019

Ah, Monday. It's been another unusual weekend of calls, texts and emails letting us know about the lists that Mourning Has Broken has landed on. Biggest news came Friday that we were #1 in Canadian non-fiction and #2 non-fiction (behind Ms Michelle Obama) on the Toronto Star list, as well as #1 in the Globe and Mail (Canadian non-fiction) and #3 in non-fiction. To say that this is unexpected is an understatement!
 

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Post date: Mon, 03/11/2019 - 01:00
March 8, 2019

I need to start today's journal with an apology. If you've been among those who have written to share your personal story of loss, please know that I have highlighted your email and am taking the time to answer each one individually.
 

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Post date: Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:00
March 7, 2019

I'd just come home yesterday after a blessedly uneventful visit for a mammogram when the thought of cancer actually manifested itself in words. But this wasn't about me: it was news on my Twitter feed that Alex Trebek says he has stage four pancreatic cancer and is vowing to fight it. 
 

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Post date: Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
March 6, 2019

Ah, home, sweet home. For the second time in two weeks, Rob and I found ourselves unpacking our big teal-coloured hard shell suitcases yesterday and just tossing most of their contents in the direction of the washer and dryer. Some stuff goes back into the "travel" closet (where the extra curling iron and travel-sized bottles live). I want to pitch two pairs of high heels into the ocean, but I'm sure it would just prove frustrating to mermaids, so I'll keep them until I forget the pain, remember how they looked and pack them again. 
 

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Post date: Wed, 03/06/2019 - 00:00
March 5, 2019

This won't be a long one - I have about 77% on a dying battery and am not guaranteed a power supply on the plane.
 
I've many stories and observations to share with you after a whirlwind (almost) two weeks in Ontario but there was news of a death to which I had no real, personal connection that shook me yesterday as I'm sure it did many people.
 

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Post date: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:00
March 4, 2019

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine that visited us in Ottawa on the weekend and if you want someone to thank, that would be us. After taking our lives in our hands with a rental car in Toronto that had tires that weren't fit for swinging on, we made a decision to pay an extra $17 a day for snow tires when we rented an SUV in Ottawa. Good call, I'd say; even though we never had to put them to the test, it was worth it for the peace of mind that came with driving our sweet little boy here and there.
 

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Post date: Mon, 03/04/2019 - 00:00
March 1, 2019

Remember that old folk saying that if March comes in like a lamb, it'll go out like a lion (or vice versa)? I can't speak for the weather, but for us, this month is going out like a Tasmanian Devil. NOT that there's anything wrong with that!
 

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Post date: Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:00
February 28, 2019

For most folks, today it's "good riddance" to this month. But, honestly, I say good-bye to February with mixed emotions. I mean, sure, it included one of the best days and weeks of our lives, but hell - what is it with this weather? All we asked for, checked Farmers' Almanac about, crossed our fingers and hoped was that the weather would somehow cooperate.
 

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Post date: Thu, 02/28/2019 - 00:00
February 27, 2019

I don't even know where to start.
 
As I write this, I have just finished two phone interviews (CKWS in Kingston and PostMedia with Kevin Connor) having changed clothes, re-upped my morning makeup and done three TV interviews all before 10 am.
 

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Post date: Wed, 02/27/2019 - 00:00
February 26, 2019

It's here. Book Release Day.
 

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Post date: Tue, 02/26/2019 - 00:00
February 25, 2019

I hope you had a safe weekend and managed to survive those nasty winds yesterday. Rob and I had the warmest welcomes imaginable at Wooden Sticks Golf Club on Saturday afternoon and yesterday morning; we must have spent a couple of hours signing books both before and after. Last night was a bit of a different experience in that the first of our two nights in Oakville met up with two obstacles: awful weather and a tight deadline. 
 

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Post date: Mon, 02/25/2019 - 00:00
February 22, 2019

It's here. I'm here. Back in the 416. We're about to begin a brand new adventure, you and I, and we can hardly believe it. (And yes, things went way more smoothly between Victoria and Toronto than they did from Palm Springs!) 
 
As the pre-interviews and tapings begin today, it'll be a blur of lashes and concealer, time cues and questions. I don't think I'll cry during any of these interviews; I've managed to package my pain in a very special box that I rarely open (at least intentionally).
 

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Post date: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:53

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