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Outreach conference
Saturday, October 20, 2012      3 comments

Today I was one of about 150 Anglicans, 75% female, 75% age 60+, who attended the annual Outreach Conference at Holy Trinity School, Richmond Hill. I attended two workshops, the first on Supportive Housing, the second on Evangelism and Outreach... Read more
My Friend, Fanny
Thursday, October 18, 2012      4 comments

We met about 7 years ago, at Aquafit. Shortly after that she started coming to my church, and joined the study group. A retired teacher who loved theatre and produced plays while attending university in England, we started attending plays toge... Read more
Tired but off on another trip soon.
Monday, October 15, 2012      8 comments

On the way back from the airport a week ago, DH "surprised" me by saying that we would be going to California the end of this month. We'd talked about this trip for several years. First it was going to be a 6-week driving vacation with hopes o... Read more
Last night in Amsterdam
Friday, October 05, 2012      5 comments

The days have really flown by and my flight home leaves tomorrow morning at 9. It was especially nice that my daughter worked only 2 of the days I was here, so we had a good chance to visit. I met some of her friends and was treated to so e lo... Read more
Home and loving it...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      6 comments

One of my Spark Friends left a comment wondering if I was getting a bit tired on our trip... the answer is definitely YES! We covered almost 5000 km. in 15 days. That's a lot of driving, especially considering that one day we drove only about... Read more
Goal tracking hasn't been going too well...
Sunday, September 16, 2012      4 comments

I started off this holiday with great ideals... now, 13 days later, the tracking hasn't been going too well. Before I continue, I want to say that what I'm not making excuses, just explaining how things have been going. - DH doesn't get up... Read more
Chicoutimi's Little White House
Friday, September 07, 2012      4 comments

Chicoutimi Quebec, now part of the amalgamated city of Saguenay, sits at the junction of the Saguenay and Chicoutimi Rivers. Once famous for its pulp mills, a recent report shows the largest employment categories are sales & service, business, ... Read more
Val Jalbert - a company town
Thursday, September 06, 2012      6 comments

From the late l890s until 1927, Val Jalbert was one of the most progressive company towns in Canada. A mill town, Val Jalbert is situated on the Ouachanois River, and at its peak was home to 950 people. A 92 meter waterfall provided the water ... Read more
Canadian Politics and the Quebec Provincial Election
Thursday, September 06, 2012      6 comments

It's very interesting to be travelling in Quebec right now, because the provincial election was held yesterday and the ruling Liberal party was tossed out and replaced by the Partie Quebecois, a party which wants Quebec to separate from Canada a... Read more
Report of week of August 27 to September 2 and Goals for Sept. 3-9
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      5 comments

I had 4 goals last week: 1. To drink 8 cups of water every day - achieved this 5 out of 7 days, but sometimes drank 9 or 10 cups when it was hot and I was working outside. 2. Track food daily - achieved this 7 days out of 7, although... Read more
Today I Lost a Spark Friend...
Sunday, September 02, 2012      6 comments

... I don't know where she went... one day she was on my list of friends, the next day she was gone. I don't know if I accidently hit the "remove as Spark Friend" button, which I did with another of my friends the other day, or if she un-friend... Read more
Nanny Gail
Friday, August 31, 2012      6 comments

Tonight we visited DD#3 and her family for our "almost" son-in-law's birthday. His 4-year-old twins were there, and i asked if I could read their bedtime story. SIL asked the boys if they would like "Nanny Gail" to read their story, and they b... Read more
Getting ready for vacation
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      5 comments

Any other list makers out there? In my mind, if an item makes it onto a list, it has a good chance of being completed... if it doesn't get on the list, forget it! So the to-do before holidays list is sitting on the coffee table. It's stil... Read more
Report of week August 20-26 and Goals for August 27-September 2
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      3 comments

When I get busy, meal planning and exercising gets pushed aside. That's an explanation, not an excuse. I know that I have to get better at putting myself first. Another example of not taking my own advice. Goal 1 - drink 8 glasses of w... Read more
Planning for Re-Imagine Church
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      3 comments

I spent a couple of hours at church today helping finalize plans for an all-day workshop that I'm helping lead in September. The first part of the workshop, which I will be leading, is about the changes in our culture over the past 50 years, a... Read more

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