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I will do it myself!
Wednesday, November 21, 2018      14 comments

As some of you know, my DH borders on being a hoarder. I am able to keep most of the house “presentable enough”, but his “office; i.e., 4th bedroom”, garage and the basement are disaster areas, and the rest of the house is cluttered with way to... Read more
Tired or Hungry...
Friday, September 14, 2018      15 comments

I’m retired now, but my job had a lot of tight deadlines, and I often worked (at home) late into the evening. I was a single parent for 17 years with three children in high school and university. As well as my job, I often chauffered my kids t... Read more
Eat 200 Calories or Burn 200 Calories... which will it be?
Tuesday, September 11, 2018      10 comments

I was really tired today. Aria stayed here overnight last night because her mother had band practice, and when I arrived home from the all-candidates meeting for our municipal election, I was met by a little girl in tears, and a wonderful DH wh... Read more
The Yukon and Alaska Trip - final parts
Tuesday, September 04, 2018      9 comments

We got so busy after we came back that I'm just getting to the final blog about our trip. Dawson City was the highlight of the trip for me, but we saw some lovely things later too, and of course the cruise was a time to relax after all th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts OMAT... the “One Month at a Time” Team
Monday, September 03, 2018      12 comments

Hi Everyone, I’ve just been asked to help lead the OMAT team, and I want to explain why it’s my favourite team, and to invite you to join if you’re looking for a new challenge. OMAT is a small team which focuses on one goal each month.... Read more
Orange Shirt Day - September 30
Monday, August 20, 2018      8 comments

40years ago a little girl named Phyllis was forcibly taken from her home on a reservation in British Columbia to attend a church-run residential school. Her grandmother gave her a pretty new orange shirt to wear for her first day at school. Wh... Read more
Gay - Straight Alliance
Saturday, August 18, 2018      12 comments

Four months ago, at our annual vestry meeting, our church voted to open the church hall once a month to the local LGBTQ community. Each month we have 10-20 people out, ranging in age from 16 to 65+. Mostly we just share stories and learn from ... Read more
The Yukon and Alaska - Part 5 - Dawson City
Monday, August 13, 2018      7 comments

In the spring of 1897, the population of Dawson City was 1,500. Then gold was found on Little Rabbit Creek (which became Bonanza Creek), and everything changed. By that fall the population was 17,500, and by the spring of 1898 more than ... Read more
The Yukon and Alaska - Part 4
Sunday, August 05, 2018      6 comments

Hi everyone... it’s time to move on to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory. When the city was founded, it was called White Horse, but the Canadian Post Office, at some point, decided that the name should be all one word. Some of the... Read more
The Yukon and Alaska, Part 3
Saturday, August 04, 2018      7 comments

Ah... the Yukon. If only I were younger... I loved it. I love the idea that there is still some frontier left. I love the ruggedness, the untamed feeling of the country, the animals. I love to imagine what it must have been like to go ... Read more
The Yukon and Alaska, Part 2
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      7 comments

The Alaska Highway definitely deserves its own blog. Built in just over 8 months by more than 11,000 U.S. troops, and 16,000 civilian workers from Canada and the U.S., the Alaska Highway stretches 1,500 miles from Dawson Creek, British Co... Read more
The Yukon and Alaska, Part 1
Tuesday, July 24, 2018      9 comments

We just returned from one of my dream vacations... a 12-day tour of the Yukon and Alaska followed by a 7-day cruise to Vancouver with visits to Glacier Bay and several Alaskan ports. I’ll break this into 3 or 4 blogs and hopefully post some pi... Read more
Sunday, June 17, 2018      7 comments

They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are well educated, others quit school early to help their families. Some are patient, others lose their tempers often. Some read stories to their children, teach them to ride a bike, or take them campin... Read more
Why Do I Keep Things
Tuesday, May 22, 2018      12 comments

I’ve spent some time this past week sorting through papers... minutes from church meetings, newspaper and magazine clippings, craft ideas... and while I recycled about half, the rest were resorted, reorganized, relabelled and put back in binders... Read more
Greek Night was a Huge Success... even though the lights went out.
Monday, May 07, 2018      12 comments

If you’ve been following my feed, you know that Jordan, Peter’s bouzouki teacher, offered to put on a Greek dinner for our church... completely free, in return for a charitable tax receipt for,the cost of the food. An offer like that couldn’t b... Read more

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