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Twiddling Our Thumbs… Between Planning & Leaving on a Big Trip

I love to be organized. But when it comes to trip planning, Hubby is even more organized than I am. He started reading and researching our South America trip last summer. Talking to friends who have travelled there, looking at …

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Anger Management… Had a Good Rant Lately?

Seems we’re all a little bit angry these days. At someone. Or something. And many of us are ranters. I never used to be much of a ranter. Sure I whined and complained sometimes. Vented even. But ranting, not so …

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We All Need a Good Role Model

One sunny morning, as I was driving down the highway headed to the mall, I listened to an interview, on CBC radio, with Chrystia Freeland, then Minister of International Trade in the Canadian government. She was explaining, clearly and in a …

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Reality Bites… At 60

Have you ever noticed that the passage of time isn’t smooth? That days, weeks, months… even years… can unfold but time seems to be standing still? We seem to be standing still? And then all of a sudden, we lurch …

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Home for the Holidays

It’s been party central around here lately, folks. Probably the same where you are. Festive pot-luck buffet dinner. Hockey gang party. Girls’ dress-up night; we did a small sit down dinner for eight this year. Good friends, good food, wine, …

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Resisting the Siren Call of the Couch… Staying Fit After Fifty

It’s winter. And it’s snowing, or raining, or freezing raining depending on where you live. And cold. So, what should you do when, like the song says, “the weather outside is frightful… and the fire is so delightful?” You may …

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Wrap It Up… The Season for Layering

Now that it’s December I’m thinking of layers of all sorts. Sometimes I dream of the chocolatey, fudgey, mocha, whipped creamy layers in concoctions like this one. A small ‘sliver’ wouldn’t upset the fitness regimen too much. Would it? Of …

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Just sayin’. Thoughts About Grief.

You know, normally I’m not at a loss for words. On the blog or otherwise. But this week. Meh. Not so chatty. You see, the young son of a good friend just died. He was fourteen. And we’re all kind of …

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Seasonal Musings: Late Afternoon Walks, Good Books, and Black Friday et al

‘Tis the season, folks. The clocks have been turned back. The sun sets an hour earlier now. Some days Hubby and I are pressed to get our walk in before dark. It used to be a tradition for us on …

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Coping Mechanisms

Phew. It’s been a helluva week, hasn’t it?  On Monday when I was writing my last post I was “prepping” for a routine colonoscopy for which I was scheduled the next day. And may I say “prepping” is the nicest …

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