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I post new content every second week or so — usually nothing too serious; and often downright silly. I figure life is short, so we might as well laugh when we can. 🙂
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Last week I acquired a hobby I never wanted, and certainly don’t enjoy: Ant-watching. It wasn’t my idea. Hubby made me do it. Ants creep me out, so you can imagine how (not) thrilled I was last year when a platoon of ants infiltrated the second floor of our house. Soon the upstairs was dotted … Continue reading Ant-Watching
Exercise always seems like such a good idea. Medical professionals say it’s vital to our health; beauty magazines tell us it’s vital for our appearance; mental health experts say it boosts our mood; hell, it’s even supposed to improve our sex lives. So regular exercise is a no-brainer, right? It’ll make me feel look, look … Continue reading Exercising My Options
The slime is back. I thought I had vanquished it in July, but no. This week I had to unclog my bathroom sink drain again. It doesn’t make sense. We lived in our last house for nearly 19 years without a clog. We lived in this house for nearly three years without a clog. Now, … Continue reading Sink Slime and Adulthood
Wow, I can’t believe it’s January already! If time continues to speed up as I age, by the time I’m eighty I’ll be planting the garden in January and putting up the Christmas tree in August. Hey, now I’ve got an excuse if I ever start to lose my marbles: There’s nothing wrong with my … Continue reading Happy New Year
I feel a bit weird about writing ‘Happy Holidays’ this year. It’s been such a shitty year for so many people, and I don’t want to toss off a flippant greeting to someone whose days will be anything but happy. I don’t want to make anyone feel worse than they already do. But yet, I … Continue reading Happy Holidays
I’ll tackle just about any household renovation, and I’ve sometimes thought that it might be a nice way to make a bit of extra income. After all, what could be more satisfying than building and fixing things? It seems like a good idea, until I actually do a project. Last week we replaced an exterior … Continue reading Construction Conundrums
When I sat down to write the draft for this post, I consulted my memory for screwball things that had amused me lately. The pickings were slim. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m still incredibly grateful to be living where I do and doing what I love. Despite all the crap going on … Continue reading Just A Little Comfort
Last week I was swearing over a project when Hubby wandered by. I looked up with a sigh and said, “This is driving me nuts. I bust my ass to get it done, and think, ‘There, it’s finished.’ Then I find out I should have done it differently. So I fix it and think, ‘There, … Continue reading An ‘Engineering’ Solution
All my life I’ve had trouble coming to grips with the difference between what I’d like to believe of myself and what hard evidence proves. I first discovered my penchant for denial ’way back in the early 1970s. That’s when my parents decided to mail audio cassette tapes back and forth to keep in touch … Continue reading Denial: Not Just A River In Egypt
This past weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada, and I’m feeling grateful for just about everything. Monday morning left me breathless with sheer wonder. After a few days of rain, the sky had cleared overnight and the temperature dropped to about 4°C. The rooftops sparkled with the kind of frost that is beautiful without doing any … Continue reading Thanksgiving
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