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Getting Ready for Company from Australia
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      13 comments

Five or so years go my friend Bev and I visited England for probably the 4th time. After spending a few days on our own in London, we did back-to-back Back Roads Touring Company trips; the first from London to Edinburgh via Wales and the Lake D... Read more
A question about robins
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      6 comments

I hope someone can answer this... Early in the spring, a robin returned to a nest where the downspout joins the gutter from the roof above our back deck. After doing some renovations and making it all homey, she settled down to raise a fam... Read more
Getting a Room Ready for Aria
Thursday, June 29, 2017      10 comments

Aria turned 2 on May 5, and has almost outgrown the playpen she's been sleeping in at our house. I spent this evening reorganizing my exercise/sewing/ironing/tv-wat
ching/reading room to remove all things that might hurt a little girl when s... Read more
So Fed Up with All the Rain!
Monday, June 26, 2017      6 comments

May and June have been the wettest months I can remember since moving here in 2002. We had three times the normal rainfall in May, and more than twice the regular amount for June by the 24th of the month. There are floods in many parts of Onta... Read more
Canada 150 - Uxbridge Proclamation
Thursday, June 22, 2017      6 comments

Canada turns 150 this year, and there are thousands of events, large and small, taking place across the country. The Ministerial Association, which includes all the church in Uxbridge Township, decided to do a proclamation of God's word. T... Read more
Vintage Week-End at Mosport... Following Their Passion
Sunday, June 18, 2017      6 comments

I spent the last 2 days at the Vintage Racing week-end at Canadian Tire Motorsport Speedway (Mosport), about 30 miles from where we live. This is an annual event, and we usually attend with one of our cars, either the '59 Austen-Healy Sprite (P... Read more
No Foods Are Off-Limits
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      9 comments

I read a SP article this week about why people fail to lose weight and keep it off. One of the points they made was that there are no forbidden foods. In principle I agree. I've said it many times. I've told other people they shouldn't... Read more
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      8 comments

Recently I attended a workshop on downsizing... what to keep, what to sell, what to donate. At 76 and 73, Peter and I are in the age group which is looking seriously at getting rid of lots of the stuff we've accumulated over the years. M... Read more
Another unpleasant day
Saturday, May 06, 2017      12 comments

We left home at 9:15 this morning, and were at Siobhan's by 10. Aria was all dressed up in a sparkly silver party dress with a black crinoline, and her moccasins. She didn't want to wear her dress-up shoes, so moccasins it was. We helpe... Read more
Tomorrow may be very interesting...
Friday, May 05, 2017      7 comments

Peter and I came home from Port Hope today, running errands and taking side roads along the way, and picked up an ice cream cake for Aria's 2nd birthday. We arrived at Siobhan's expecting to go out for dinner with Siobhan, Will and Aria. The ... Read more
April Review and Plans for May
Thursday, May 04, 2017      12 comments

I wanted to skip this blog. I gained 3 lbs. this month, and didn't meet my fitness goals. Our youngest daughter is going through a stressful separation, and the strain is getting to all of us. Our SIL is alternating between weeping and being ... Read more
Getting Rid of "Too-Big" Clothes
Saturday, April 22, 2017      10 comments

Let me start by saying that I'm not a shopper. I don't shop for fun, and I don't like to shop for clothes for myself. That being said, except for very casual clothes, I usually choose good quality classic styles and expect them to last for yea... Read more
Stress or Self-sabotage?
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      7 comments

One of our daughters is having marital problems. They're going for counselling, but at,this point it could go either way. We've cancelled our vacation to be here if she needs us. At the same time, DH has been losing weight and having digestiv... Read more
Report for March and Plan for April
Saturday, April 01, 2017      8 comments

April 1 - As I write this, the windows in all the upstairs,bedrooms and bathrooms are open... just a bit... to get some fresh air. The temperature is only 4, and I will leave them open only a few minutes, but I need fresh air! I just re-re... Read more
Tribute Artists Concert
Friday, March 31, 2017      8 comments

Last night we drove about 50 miles to attend a concert with tribute artists performing songs by Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Tom Jones and Elvis. Snow and freezing rain was predicted, but we still have our winter tires on, so we put extra boots... Read more

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