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How I Spent Canada Day!
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      17 comments

A long morning sit on the verandah -- with its red and white Canadian flag fluttering in the breeze! A bowlful of minestrone before golf. Just about everyone on the course was dressed in some variation on a red and white theme. TUFFMUFFIN ... Read more
Still Canadian!! Sing Along
Monday, June 30, 2014      18 comments

I'm so proud to be Canadian! Tomorrow's Canada Day, July 1st -- And once again, here's the "I am Canadian" song for which I wrote the lyrics (French and English) in celebration of Canada's 125th birthday, waaaaay back in 1992, music by Lo... Read more
When Did I Become an Athlete? Shout out to ONEKIDSMOM
Sunday, June 29, 2014      17 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5728172 Barb "tris", oh yes she does. Take a look at her incredible blog today, "When Did I Become an Athlete?" All of us are athletes, she reminds ... Read more
It Never Gets Old . . .
Saturday, June 28, 2014      14 comments

. . . sitting on the verandah on a summer morning with Charlie and the newspaper and a cup or two of coffee, interrupted only with periodic trips to the laundry machines to flip things around and hang things and fold things. Simple pleasur... Read more
Gorgeous Morning!
Friday, June 27, 2014      15 comments

. . . and the garage is looking so much better, given its generally decrepit condition. Presumably that new coat of fresh paint will help reinforce it slightly! Son will be heading back to his job later today, but it's been a great visit.... Read more
Perverse Results of Taking It Easy
Thursday, June 26, 2014      19 comments

Went in yesterday morning intending of course to take it easy, no pressure, and prepared to zoom home when sleeping-in son got up and . . . it was remarkable how much work I whomped through simply because I was "taking it easy". Hmmmm. I... Read more
Taking it Easy . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      12 comments

A little gap seems to have opened up in my work schedule which is great, coinciding with the last couple days of son's impromptu vacation. I'm just about 7 minutes from my office, so I'll keep an eye on emails with my iPhone but . . . pla... Read more
Garage Grinding
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      17 comments

Got home from work yesterday and there was my dear son on a ladder grinding paint off the garage . . . He'd been to the hardware store, purchased a grinder and paint and rollers and turpentine and decided to spend his vacation time repaint... Read more
A Sense of Hummus
Monday, June 23, 2014      18 comments

Found an interesting "starter" concept for tahini soup on the internet and tweaked it a bit for the ingredients on hand: Onion and garlic (softened in a little olive oil); then carrot, shaved Brussels sprouts, cumin, red chili flakes and a ... Read more
Today's the 35th! Still Do . . .
Sunday, June 22, 2014      21 comments

We've been "saying" we've been married for 35 years for awhile now . . . not really anticipating we weren't going to make it!! . . . but today's the actual day. Sunny, peaceful, both our kids here . . . and Charlie. A day to celebrate. ... Read more
Are You Lying to Yourself?
Saturday, June 21, 2014      13 comments

mentaltoughnessblog.com/
are-you-lying-to-yourself/ Here's our old friend, Steve Siebold, on Mental Toughness Blog asking the critical thinking question, "Are you lying to yourself?" And as a society are we lying ... Read more
Super Surprise!
Friday, June 20, 2014      20 comments

Talking on the phone with dear son yesterday, catching up with the news about his new job flying . . . . and the doorbell rang. He was NOT at work -- he was here! At home!! Had been given a couple days off and driven the six hours to sp... Read more
Heaven, I'm in Heaven
Thursday, June 19, 2014      16 comments

. . . and my heart beats so that I can scarcely speak!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
WOYzFKizikU Isn't that a fabulous song? Possibly a slight overstatement in my case, but after my all-too-literal purgatory I ... Read more
Purgatory!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      20 comments

It's scheduled for today, and I've been through the prep. Which is worse than the procedure. The roto-rooter procedure. Delicacy forbids me sharing more detail. Besides, I'm pretty sure that many Sparkies of a certain age will know exa... Read more
Wish I were as good a person as Charlie thinks I am . . .
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      13 comments

. . . but you know, I'm not. (Shhhh, don't tell Charlie). And: not as good a person as I should be either (as yesterday's blog about running into a former acquaintance pretty clearly revealed!!) I hesitated to write that blog . . . a... Read more

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