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Independence Day!
Tuesday, July 03, 2018      13 comments

Wishing all American Sparkies a celebratory July 4 tomorrow! Canada Day (July 1st) was up until 1982 used called "Dominion Day". Yes, from the Biblical verse, "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the end... Read more
Holiday Monday!
Monday, July 02, 2018      18 comments

How lovely it was-- to have an extra day "off" and with DH home from his travels (niece's wedding in Colorado). I did get up very early to finish off the planting while it was still coolish and prior to the promised thunder storms. The bi... Read more
Bright New Flag!!
Sunday, July 01, 2018      24 comments

Yes, my freshly repainted verandah deserved a brand new maple leaf flag for Canada Day!! I got up early this morning while it was still cool ... Read more
Canada Day July 1 2018!
Saturday, June 30, 2018      19 comments

Tomorrow is Canada Day: our 151st celebration of confederation (and yes yes yes, Canada was around a lot earlier than that!!) Sing along? . In English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
XcNDR61mxGg Or, of course... Read more
Chicken Marengo Soup!
Friday, June 29, 2018      18 comments

I had to make a backup batch of soup midweek. There was fresh tarragon in the fridge and that inspired me to riff on one of those 70s dinner party standbys . . Chicken Marengo (named after a meal offered Napoleon in celebration of his win in a... Read more
Happiness and Relationships: Shout Out to JHADZHIA!
Thursday, June 28, 2018      21 comments

www.ted.com/talks/robert
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ongest_study_on_happiness Robert Waldinger's TED talk on happiness and relationships is fascinating. What makes us happy? Not be... Read more
Rainy Day
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      25 comments

Yes, forecast is for rain all day (with thunder storms in the afternoon, poor Charlie!) We had scheduled golf with an old friend after work: but unless there's a drastic change, I think rescheduling will be in order. Oh well oh well. Ma... Read more
Happiness: shout out to 1CRAZYDOG
Tuesday, June 26, 2018      25 comments

"Happiness isn’t excitement. It’s not even an emotion. Happiness is a state of no-resistance, of acceptance of what is. Marilu Holmes" I enjoy 1CRAZYDOG's quotes every day: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=1CRAZYDOG ... Read more
We Have Flowers . . . .
Monday, June 25, 2018      22 comments

I was able to find some hanging baskets for the verandah and back deck. And (at another plant nursery) some flower boxes for the verandah and high deck. And (at a third nursery) some healthy looking geraniums to plant in the trampled-on flower... Read more
George Pransky: "It's Just Like a Movie"
Sunday, June 24, 2018      16 comments

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eorges-story-chap-3-and-41.pdf This is a long long article written by George Pransky about his experience in completely scrapping his "... Read more
Flowers???
Saturday, June 23, 2018      19 comments

My verandah is ready now for hanging baskets and even some window boxes if I can find 'em at the plant nursery!! It's so late in the season: there is probably not a lot left. But I'm going to head out for a look this morning, and then to the g... Read more
Happy Anniversary!
Friday, June 22, 2018      32 comments

Yup, changed up my "info" page to read "39 years" married today. (And that handsome guy TUFFMUFFIN on my friends list? The DH himself: regularly monitoring and recording his weight and occasionally reading a blog or two of mine . . . but oth... Read more
Verandaaaaaah!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2018      26 comments

Yes!! White and green paint gleaming . . . over the freshly restored carpentry. Me, Charlie, coffee in a bright red mug. Mock orange and Bessie rose fragrance wafting through the air. Bird song: cardinals. Canadian flag flying pr... Read more
Fragrance!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      34 comments

I stepped out my door this morning at dawn into a world of fragrance. My palest pink floppy rugosas (the ones I call my "Bessie" roses, after the first owner of my old old house). And: some mock orange too. Ohhhhhhhhh. Inhali... Read more
Reno Report!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      25 comments

Remember May West saying she likes a man who takes his time? Well, she undoubtedly would have loved all the guys who've been working on our house: the outdoor carpentry restoration and exterior painting AND the third floor bathroom rescue.... Read more

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