Winter Blahs

oh the weather outside is frightful…. Living in Ontario Canada means we have to put up with all four seasons. Sometimes Mother Nature even lets us have all four seasons in a week. One day it’s sweaters and running shoes, and the next is winter jackets and boots. Currently it is windy, cold and snowy … More Winter Blahs

My Remembrance. 

November 11th. As a child I remember Remembrance Day as the day I wore a poppy, sat through a somber school assembly, read poems and stood quietly while a song played on the loud speaker. While I vaguely grasped the significance of the day, my understanding and personal connection wouldn’t occur until much later in … More My Remembrance. 

The end of summer 

It’s been a while since I have blogged.  To be honest, life has been pretty busy and what time remains at the end of the day has been spent curled up and reading.  Something pretty big happened a few weeks ago.  We adopted a black lab named Bella. She’s eleven months old, a runt, and … More The end of summer 

The Day Nemo Died

It’s been a rather sad day here in our house. Before leaving for work, I went to feed our fish Nemo, and found him dead. Not that there is a good time for these things to happen, but it could have been better timing. The child that owns that fish was still sleeping and I … More The Day Nemo Died

Bookworm

Are you a reader? I don’t mean a blog reader or a newspaper reader, but an honest to goodness bookworm kind of reader. I am. If you are also a bookworm you will feel my pain when I say that I left my Kobo AND my paperback book at work. What am I supposed to … More Bookworm

Father’s Day

I have his fingers. I have his extremely white legs that don’t tan. I have his love of music. I have his passion for cooking. I have his need to go camping. I have his desire to hold onto the past like a rare treasure. And he has my heart.  He is the man that … More Father’s Day

Pinterest wins

This weekend we made an hour long trip to go and visit my nephew who was celebrating his 6th birthday. While we were there, we stopped in at a famous fruit and vegetable stand to pick up fresh Ontario strawberries. I don’t usually get excited about fruit but fresh Ontario strawberries picked from the field … More Pinterest wins

Camp kids

A hard top tent trailer, five people, two nights and one chipmunk. We are only a half hour away from home but it feels a world away. The five of us are snug in the tent trailer and at times I wish I had a different trailer but I’m glad we have this time together.  … More Camp kids