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A New Addition to Our Family

Last summer we spotted this scrawny, half-starved kitten, maybe four or five months old, hunting on our property. We live in the country so there is lots of room for animals to roam but I guess eventually curiosity got the better of this cat because she started circling closer to the house. Since she was..

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Happy New Year

2022 has arrived. A yearly tradition on January 1st is for everyone to reflect upon the old year, to review the good and the not so good that has happened and then to decide on what changes are needed to improve one’s life. Resolutions, plans and promises are made. After all, the new year offers..

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Christmas Traditions – Part 2

In my last blog, I wrote about the ways Christmas traditions have changed and evolved over the years. I will continue with that theme. Christmas Lights: This is still a tradition that starts very early in November for some. Children’s delight in Christmas lights and their fairy-like charm have not changed over the years. I..

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Christmas Traditions – Part 1

As I sit here at the computer contemplating the upcoming Christmas season, I note how the old or should I say “my” Christmas traditions are slowly being replaced by new ones. Not a bad thing, just different and it has taking me some time to get my head around these changes. Then just when I..

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Goodreads Giveaway Thank You

Thank you to all who entered the Goodreads giveaway for my book, The Sleepover. It was so heart-warming and rewarding for me to see so many of you from all across Canada show an interest in my story. Writing “The Sleepover” gave me pleasure on so many fronts. First, I wanted everyone to know about..

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Men and Christmas Shopping

As Black Friday weekend approaches, I thought I would share with you observations I have made over the years about the way most men approach Christmas shopping. Now in their defence, circumstances over the past couple of years have forced dramatic changes upon them, but the genuine lack of interest in gift hunting has always..

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Family Sayings

Family Sayings: I have often wondered how our language, the words we use in our everyday life, came into being. Why is a chair called a chair, a friend named a friend, etc.? Well, our family like everyone else’s clan, has a few exclusive words or phrases that are used only by us. This jargon..

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The Many Forms Of Retirement

COVID has made everyone take a good hard look at their lives. The very first lockdown back in March 2020 hit everyone in the running lights. Mass layoffs, restricted movements, no school, etc. affected everyone. Young people, who had busy working and family lives suddenly found themselves stuck at home with just the spouse and..

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Gratitude

With the celebration of Thanksgiving this weekend, I wanted to stop and think about all the things I am thankful for. It really comes as no surprise to me that my gratitude is mostly aimed at those who in the past and in the present have touched and influenced my life. As I get older,..

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Memories of Grandparents

After Grandparents’ Day I turned my thoughts to my own grandparents who have long gone. I was only 14 when my Grandpa died and my Grandma joined him five years later. I am so grateful that I have wonderful memories of my times with them. Grandma always wore a house dress complete with a bib..

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