Well it wasn't really a carpet it was a rug, and not even a room size rug. And it wasn't really a coupon, it was an email promotion. But it really was a sloppy Canadian because this particular sloppy Canadian is always involved in these type of stories. It all started a few days before … Continue reading The Story of a Carpet, a Coupon and a Sloppy Canadian
Every now and then I ask myself this all important question. This is more in the context of where did I come from? Yes, I know how babies are made! I am thinking more in terms of my heritage. What in my family's history has made me who I am? What do I have to … Continue reading Really, Who Am I?
It was frustrating and stressful. It was the first day of high school, and I couldn't find the right lineup to get into or any one to help me figure out how/where to obtain my class schedule. It was 1975. There was no technology for this type of administrative task back then. There wouldn't be … Continue reading Just When I thought I Was getting Boring
By the time we all reach my current age of 64, most of us have received a great many Christmas gifts over the years. From the play dishes sets as little girls to the cap guns as little boys. (Boy I would have liked a cap gun when I was a kid. The dishes didn't … Continue reading Memorable Gifts
So here we are heading towards the BIG day at full throttle as always; and here I am in my usual December state, which is pretty stress free compared to most people. And why am I so stress free? Because I decided to be, a decision that has worked pretty good for me for many … Continue reading Mid December
Not everyone likes Christmas music. Some people positively hate it. Some tolerate it. Musicians, however, if they choose to partake will be remembered forever during this time of the year. Even if they are long past their popularity window, or perhaps dead like Elvis, who's rendition of Blue Christmas still comes to mind during the … Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear…
I had felt old for a long time, like a housekeeper, like a working mother; but my body lagged behind. By fourteen, my best friend, had blossomed into a medium-sized-woman while I was still stuck in the children’s pages of the Sears Catalogue. Girls size 12 to be exact and just beginning to outgrow the … Continue reading Late Blooming
My sister is dyslexic. She struggled through school and most of her life. She wasn't diagnosed until she was in her fifties so you can imagine how frustrating things were for her when she was young in the 60's and 70's, and no one knew what dyslexia was or what to do about it. And … Continue reading Can’t Spell… You May (Or May Not) Be Dyslexic
Sheepishly I will admit that, in the past, I have bought wine based on the label, and I don’t mean the back label where they tell you all the important things like the vineyard, the alcohol content and what to expect from the taste. I mean the front label where the product marketing has taken place. … Continue reading What’s In A Label
These days I am a pretty calm person, but there are certain things that annoy me every time, and I mean every time. You would think at my age I could be mature about such things, but I guess not. Partly because I am a dweller on things. My brain just wont let go, which … Continue reading Things That Annoy The By Geesus Out Of Me
I think I am being stalked. The same guy keeps showing up in my followers only with a different gmail account. I would like to think it was because he really likes my writing but I have my doubts.
It was after 9:30 when I rolled out of bed this morning with big plans. The Doc is away so I am on my own for Halloween. This is not unusual because Halloween often coincides with the beginning of hunting season and a trip to the big boy's camp in northern Ontario. Today, the plan … Continue reading Halloween And Other Diversions
This is not the blog I intended to write this week. I was thinking that I had been too nice and touristy for the past few weeks, and that I needed to change things up a bit. Perhaps be a little more myself. Perhaps cover a topic that allowed me to be a bit bitchy. … Continue reading Odds and Sods and Future Plans
As part of our self-prescribed togetherness plan, The Doc and I have been taking road trips; and I, doing what I do, have taken a shitload of photos. So I thought I would share them with you and attach a few details. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, just consider this post to … Continue reading Driving and Dining
I had finished washing the outside windows, getting the layers of grime and haze from their surface. Hoping like hell, now that it was October, we won't get a hurricane. I walked in the front door carrying a dish full of nasturtium seeds to dry for next year. The plan was to dump the seeds then … Continue reading The Joys of October Paddling