About

Hi, I’m Yishey.

I write this blog for fun – to think things through and to record developments in my life, especially the small stuff that makes me smile that I know I will forget if not jotted down.  I also write this blog to keep friends and family who have expressed interest in keeping in the know with what is going on in my life.  Life is a bit a whirlwind now that I have a child – staying connected with friends and family is sometimes difficult – actually finding any sort of down-time while you still have a drop of energy in you and are not lying dead asleep from exhaustion is difficult.  This is my way of getting around it.

Yes, I do work.  I work for a not for profit in marketing and youth engagement.

Tsampa Mama is a nod to my Tibetan roots, tsampa (roasted barley flour) being the staple diet for those in Tibet.

Tsampa Papa is my husband.  We were friends for years before we got married.  And we decided to get married after we bought real estate together.   He is the logical, practical side to my imaginative, fanciful life.  He is in Finance.

Little r is my son.  He is almost 3 now (Feb 2012) and has a strong affinity for cupcakes.  He’s the funniest person I have ever known and is, as the Tibetans say, “the fat of my heart”, “the yolk of my egg”.

I write about the mundane.  About my experiences as a mother, as an immigrant in Canada, as a Tibetan, as a thirty-something woman trying to balance work and family, as a person just trying to figure out what I want and where I’m going.  I also write about my experiments with all things crafty – knitting, quilting, sewing, painting, cooking.

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