Month: April 2018

The One Scarf

Weirdly enough, I’ve been quoting (or misquoting, actually) Tolkien a lot in the past few days. Ever since I found the perfect scarf. The one scarf. You know the line I mean, from Lord of the Rings: “One scarf to rule them all, and in the closet bind them”… or something. “Them” being all my …

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Lunching Ladies

I love to meet friends for lunch. In big groups, or small groups, or when it’s just two of us. We catch up with each other’s lives, trade travel stories, or family stories, swap books… whatever. I guess you could say, I’m a lady who lunches. An unrepentant lady who lunches.  source I say unrepentant because …

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What To Do When You Can’t Muster a Half-Decent Outfit Post

It’s official. I am declaring that I have been totally out of sorts for at least a week. In fact, I’ve been downright cranky. Not to mention pouty, crabby, grouchy, snappy, and cross. Sigh. I blame mother nature. I mean, snow and sleet and miserably cold weather in April will defeat anyone’s Pollanna complex.  Being cranky means …

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In Praise of Solitude

We’re having a resurgence of winter here in eastern Ontario, indeed in most of Canada, it seems. Snow and sleet and freezing rain. And high winds. Yesterday, I ensconced myself by the gas stove in my sun room, and read. And napped. Most of the windows looking out onto the river were frosted from the freezing rain. …

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