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life

Merry Christmas, From Us

  We’ve had some Christmas tree controversy in our house this year, folks. I’ve struggled trying to decide on a name for our tree. It’s an adorable little tree, perfectly round, and sweetly shaped. I initially decided to name him Boris.   …

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Over the Backyard Fence: Musings on Friendship.

  When I was a kid, my sister used to laugh at how much my friend Debbie and I talked on the phone. She was right; we were always on the phone. Through elementary school, and most of high school, …

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A Little Bit of Canada This November Morning

So. Late the other night, replete with good food and good conversation, I drove home from my book club meeting. My headlights piercing the darkness, I watched for black ice created by snow blowing across the open fields, and listened …

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books

Teaching Empathy in the Age of Trolling and Scrolling

Still at Mum’s this weekend. Just finished reading a book that partially dealt with a daughter helping an aging, irascible father to cope with his altered state in life. And listened to a CBC radio program yesterday about caregivers for …

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life

Vintage Connections… Wearable and Otherwise

Sunday an old friend and I attended the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show. This is what I wore. Yep, I finally, finally mustered my courage and wore one of my vintage hats… out in public. I love vintage hats. But, I …

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life

Time Marches On and All That

You might know, if you read my last post, that I’m home in New Brunswick for the next while, visiting my Mum. As I sit in Mum’s kitchen this morning pondering how to begin this post, I keep thinking of …

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Happy Birthday, Mum!

My mum’s celebrating her birthday this week. And, for the first time in years and years, I won’t be there for the festivities. As long as Hubby and I have been together we’ve made the trek down east in August. With the …

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life

Funny Women

I read an article in The Atlantic a day or so ago called: Plight of the Funny Female. It’s all about why men don’t like funny women. And, you know, something clicked. Really? Could this be the reason for all my …

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When Plans Get Derailed

Let’s talk about derailments for a moment, shall we? I have a story to tell. There may be profanity. So be warned. Achray Campground in Algonquin Park.     Photo courtesy of Turnipseed Travel One fall in the early nineties, Hubby and …

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Why I Am Not On A Diet

Let’s get this straight, I am NOT on a diet. I don’t believe diets work in the long-run. And most experts who aren’t trying to sell you a diet plan will agree. But. And here’s the kicker. Despite the fact …

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