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Monday, December 06, 2010      7 comments

This pic was taken yesterday BEFORE we got the big dump of snow overnight, the kids were SO EXCITED this morning! Of course the grown ups not so much, WE had to shovel the ... Read more
It's starting to look like a book! SO EXCITING.
Saturday, December 04, 2010      5 comments

The process of writing a non- fiction book is a lot different to writing a novel. First there are interviews and piles of clippings, photos and letters to be gathered. Then there is the transcribing , which can be very time consuming. T... Read more
Friday, December 03, 2010      6 comments

It's cold and gray today but the sunrise was beautiful....... first day of snow pants today for the kids..... not that there was a lot of snow, it was literally a dusting,... Read more
Thinking about New Year's Resolutions already!
Thursday, December 02, 2010      8 comments

Today I had to write a column for my monthly contribution to a local newsletter and the subject was NEW YEAR's, so I had to get into that thinking already. Wouldn't it be great if I used DEC as a TRAIL RUN for my New Year's ... Read more
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      8 comments

I started reading the book last night , "EAT , PRAY , LOVE " by ELizabeth Gilbert and I let me just say firstly it is so nice to be reading again. I have this self imposed thing where I don't allow myself to READ while I write, I think it int... Read more
I did it!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      9 comments

I finally finished the rough draft of my novel. I must say I really enjoyed it and I miss checking in on my characters each day. over 100, 000 words and I really only s... Read more
Congrats in the first novel !!!!( not mine)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      4 comments

A friend of ours( Hanna De Jager) has her first book in print: ( She is living in Canada, but originally from South Africa)
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I heard back FINALLY!!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      9 comments

Some of you might know that I have been waiting to hear back from an editor with regards to publishing my column on Adopted Children from China who come to Canada and I had not heard anything, I pretty much gave up on it.....sent a follow up... Read more
Breaking dawn.....
Monday, November 22, 2010      5 comments

Breaking Dawn over the Lake November 19th- This was Friday morning ..... This morning I am thinking about those who have lost loved ones in the last weeks. This... Read more
Black bean microwave brownies....yum
Sunday, November 21, 2010      5 comments

I have adapted a microwave brownie to include pureed raisins ( to reduce the sugar) and Black beans ( to increase fiber and protein) and the kids love them. I reduce the sugar by half a cup of brown sugar and nobody notices....they get a scoop o... Read more
Should I stay or should I go?
Friday, November 19, 2010      6 comments

That song is rolling around in my brain today......why? Because I am in pain because of TOM and I SHOULD be going to swimming today, but I will have to wait and see if my pain meds kick in. SO sore........So I am waiting to see if I should go to... Read more
A quick update....( lots of work waiting for me..)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      5 comments

Sunday was the pre screening or should I say rough cut private screening of producer Eleanor Mc Grath's film called Kanata- An Irish Story and DH and I were privileged to be invited. This is an excerpt of the follow up email she sent us: ... Read more
Weigh in and fig salad pic
Monday, November 15, 2010      8 comments

here is a pic of the fig and goats cheese salad that I talked about in the previous blogs. I have it again for dinner last night! SO GOOD!!!! Weigh in was great this morn... Read more
Sunday, November 14, 2010      4 comments

Chocolate cake experiment conclusion: I did not have any of the chocolate cake at the party, when I was frosting it I had to just have a tiny taste to see if the icing was okay and YUK! YUK! YUK!!! It was so sweet!~!!!! It literally made ... Read more
I did the chocolate fudge cake sample test.....results pending
Saturday, November 13, 2010      5 comments

Well as you know I am trying to change my lifestyle to minimal added sugar....or at least my addictive tenancies towards the substance. I have been pretty good so far and I have not really had any cravings or any upsets. Today the kids and... Read more

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