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Daughter Karen on a 2 month trip to Poland the home of her father's family.

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I recently celebrated my 71st birthday (June 2). I live in Northern Ontario with my husband of 45 years. We have 2 adult children. Our daughter lives about a 13 hour drive from us so it is a treat when she gets home. She is further north than us in a small village of about 300 people in a rather isolated part of the country. She works for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in the office.
Our son lives in downtown Toronto which is south of us. He just moved there in early Sept. He works as a chef .
The past couple of years my husband and I have traveled to the East coast of Canada as well as the West coast of Canada. A couple of years ago my husband and one of my brothers and I traveled to Scotland for a wonderful 15 days. It was much too short but my brother and I visited where our parents were born and raised.

We are presently renovating our small bungalow . What a job! I am a former elementary school teacher. My husband still works part-time out of our home. He does structural steel drafting. He is a Professional Structural Steel Civil Engineer but just does drafting now. That is his idea of slowing down LOL. I've resigned myself to the fact that he will never retire completely.

Home renovations seems to be our hobby. We have also been involved with Habitat for Humanity but are dedicating this year to our own home. I am interested in genealogy and have been working on my family tree.

Member Since: 7/28/2009

My Goals:
I plan to lose 20 pounds,

My Program:
I am working on not snacking at night and also in drinking more water.
Regular exercise still has to enter the picture. I need to get organized!

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I was born in Northern Ontario and after years of moving about we are right back in the North. My husband's job moved us around the country. We lived in several cities and towns and four provinces. Bob and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8, 2009.

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  • v MOMMADOT630
    Hi Jean, Just got home and wanted to thank you for the cornucopia goodie you sent to me. That was lovely of you. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Felt really good... but DD would not let me do to much. It is good to be home to get ready for Christmas. Love to you, Dot
    4154 days ago
  • v no profile image OMI2GC
    Thank you so much for the kind words you left on my Spark page. These mean a lot to me.
    4155 days ago
  • v MOMMADOT630
    Jean thanks so much for the "Pot of Flowers Goodie" that was so sweet of you. I am taking it slow and easy...I don't want any set backs after going through everything I have. Thanks love, really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
    Love, Dot
    4168 days ago
    Thanks, Jean. Always nice to make new friends.
    4185 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. The mushroom log I make is a recipe I put on Sparkpeople recipes. If you don't find it there, let me know and I will be glad to share it with you.

    It is an appetizer made with crescent rolls, cream cheese and mushrooms and poppy seeds. My DGS, who does not like mushroomms, always requests it when it is his turn to have his favorites on family day. It is an easy and tasty recipe. Let me know if you need me to send it to you.

    Hope you are having a nice weekend.

    4185 days ago
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