Category: life

books

When Inspiration Fails To Strike

What do you do when inspiration fails to strike? I sigh. And mooch around the house as if I’m afflicted by bored-angsty-teen syndrome. Which of course I am. Then I read. Good fiction. Or non-fiction, mostly articles. Looking for ideas. …

Read More →
life

Getting My Domestic Goddess On

See that face? What does that say to you? Yep, Lucy’s face pretty well sums up my feelings about housework. Meh. Blech. Sigh. I am not a domestic goddess. I hate to clean. But, you probably already know that if …

Read More →
life

Why I Love Golf. Ha. And It’s Not Why You Think.

I love golf. I started to play not long after I met my husband. He’s an avid and excellent golfer and has been playing since he was a teenager.  It all started with his teaching me to swing the club …

Read More →
life

Why the Internet Makes Me Crazy.

You know, some days I just want to smack my computer. Or something. Not someone… because I know that’s wrong. Like the other day, I checked out my Instagram account while I was pedaling my exercise bike. I should probably say …

Read More →
fashion

The Ongoing Battle With My Authentic Hair

So here’s the story. For months now I’ve been battling with my hair. Or to be more precise battling with myself, over my hair. Trying to back off, be a little less controlling, a little less of an annoyingly anal perfectionist. …

Read More →
life

Dreaming of the Cool

Our summer heat continues apace, folks. At least here in Ottawa. So tank tops and white jeans, sandals and light dresses are still de rigueur. I don’t think I’ve worn a light jacket, even in the evenings, for weeks and …

Read More →
life

Finding My Fitness Groove. Without Yoga

Let’s get something straight right off the bat. I hate yoga. When I retired and had more free time, I decided I would get back in the fitness groove. I’d always been active, and worked out regularly, but now was …

Read More →
books

Sisters in the Wilderness … and well … Sisters.

Canadian writer and biographer Charlotte Gray wrote a fabulous book a few years ago called Sisters in the Wilderness. Gray’s book is a double biography of iconic early Canadian writers and sisters Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill, authors of Roughing …

Read More →
fashion

Not Fashion Week… Not a Fashion Post

Hubby and I are loading up the truck in a couple of days. Packing the cooler, filling the book bag, tying the canoe on the truck, lacing up our sneakers, and heading up the Ottawa Valley for a week in …

Read More →
life

Shame on Me

I love this photo; let’s call it “Looking Out My Backdoor”… cue Creedence Clearwater Revival. I took the shot in early May as the new leaves were just beginning to unfurl. I was climbing the stairs from our basement after …

Read More →