Photo by Nicole Geri on Unsplash. When I was in my early teens, my oldest brother gave me a wall banner that said, I think I'm allergic to morning. The words above a picture of Snoopy on top of his doghouse trying to wake up. Snoopy was tired, with heavy eyelids. He looked grumpy and … Continue reading I Am Not Lazy… I Am Retired!
Three hours of chopping, cooking and processing, plus enough dirty dishes to fill the dishwasher, has left me with three, not very large jars, of salsa and a deep appreciation of the many women who have come before me. These would be our great grandmothers and all the pioneer women before them. I just can't … Continue reading I Would Never Have Survived As A Pioneer Woman
Photo by Sam Carter on Unsplash. A couple of weeks ago I attended a very lovely wedding wearing a twenty-year-old dress. A dress I also thought was very lovely and had last worn at a wedding in 1999. It still fit, just not the same way it fit twenty years ago. In 1999, it hung … Continue reading Now Is A Good Time Not To Be A Fashion Sheep
Photo by Lucien Kolly on Unsplash. You can't imagine how thrilled I was to see the turnout and international response to Greta Thunberg's Climate Change Strike. What an amazing young lady. I only wish I had had that much confidence at 16 years of age. I don't think I have that much confidence now, at … Continue reading Consumers Need To Take More Responsibility For Climate Change
As the regular baseball season comes to an end, my favourite team will not be going to the post season. Yes, I can still watch the post season, but it's not quite the same when your team isn't playing. By next week, I will be having withdrawal symptoms while looking for something else to fill … Continue reading Why This Bitch Loves Baseball
Photo credit: iStock With another Federal Election looming large here in Canada, I can't help but worry about the complacency that exists in North American countries when it comes to voting. None of us ever thought that an out-of-control narcissist / bully / chauvinist / wannabe dictator could become President of the United States. The … Continue reading Do we want another out-of-control narcissist / bully / chauvinist / wannabe dictator in charge?
The sound of generators fills the air as we push the kayaks into the calm lake. It has been a few days since Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Nova Scotia, and the power is still out in our neighbourhood. It has been off long enough for the cold packs in our cooler to warm up … Continue reading Aftermath