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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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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
Remember the old figure of speech, ‘put a bug in your ear’? It means ‘give you a hint’. So, the other day I was out in the garden and a bug flew up my nose. I’m not sure how to interpret that. What made the whole episode disturbing (other than, hello, a bug up my … Continue reading Going Buggy
Last week Hubby and I were sitting outside on a pleasant evening when this conversation happened: Hubby: “The crickets are sure loud tonight.” Me: “Just a whole bunch of lonely hearts lookin’ for love.” Hubby: “You mean that’s all I had to do twenty years ago?” Me: “Yep, just stand outside and shriek ‘TAKE ME!’ … Continue reading Bend Over And Chirp Like A Cricket
Before COVID, I took a lot for granted. If I needed an item, I’d just run out and buy it. Sometimes I’d even go into several stores in succession without washing my hands in between! (Shocking, I know.) Now, even a quick trip to the grocery store is fraught with complexity: Do I have my … Continue reading I Never Thought I’d Ever…
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