Reeling in the Fun of Fishing

Reeling in the Fun of Fishing The fun part of making a new friend is having the opportunity to try new things, so when Kim extended the invite to meet her for some fishing, with no questions asked, I replied “sure” to the text. Actually with my reduced vision, xl finger tips and now dealing […]

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Happy Being One Hot Mickey

It’s easy to recall a few of my ‘most happy days.’ Aside from the mandatory ones a wife and mother must classify in the Top Ten, there are two that stand out for me. One was a cool damp day in early December of 1968 when I donned a furry costume and danced around in […]

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Playing Nona … for a while

Playing Nona … My most favourite person ever was my own grandmother, called Nona … yes I know the proper spelling is Nonna, however that was our spelling so I’m sticking with it. Nona was larger than life in stature and in spirit. When she hugged me every morsel of insecurity, fear and loneliness was […]

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Mothering

The Mothering gene … This message is for all of the individuals in the world who are blessed with the mothering gene. This specialized group differs from those bearing the title (no pun) of Mother. They are male, they are female, and are all ages. Many are childless. They care; they nurture; they encourage; they support: and […]

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100 Women Who Care |… Proud to be 1

100 Women Who Care … proud to be one of them The front page headline of The Hamilton Spectator, June 2013 caught my eye with the words “100 Women Who Care Host Inaugural Meeting.” So intrigued by it, I dragged my sister out to their first meeting later that week. There was an assorted collection […]

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“Butt … | it’s in poor taste … |”

“Butt … it’s in poor taste … “ One thing is for certain. Joe and I have shared a lot of laughs over the years. Although we don’t necessarily have the same sense of humour, there has been enough overlap to sustain us. On our honeymoon we got a kick out of spotting the variety […]

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A Colourful Character … Kim Cayer

Let me introduce a ‘colourful character’ … Kim Cayer In case you may not already know, I enjoy having a coffee with interesting people … and often complete strangers do just fine. I recently acquainted with a woman who has proven to be such ‘a person of interest.’ It was at the Joshua Creek Arts […]

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“I have | a new friend …” |

“I made a new ‘Friend’ … “ We sat beside each other at lunch that day and shared pleasant conversation. It was the first time at UGG for both of us. In an effort to engage I readily started the friendly chat in hopes of playing the ping pong of successful conversation. That’s it, just […]

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“What makes you | SO happy?” |

A lot has been written lately on the subject of happiness, so here’s my take … “What makes you so happy?” We often hear this question posed by cynics or those adverse to your current upbeat disposition. I say current because I believe we can be generally upbeat by nature; at times, joyous; and on those rare occasions, ecstatically elated. […]

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Saying | My ‘F’avourite Word … |

The following rant is about my use of my ‘f’avourite word and is not intended to be read or enjoyed by those offended by it. I’m counting the days. Yes in a mere 9 days I can once again freely eat popcorn but most importantly say the ‘F’ word,  my favourite and one I treasure and am […]

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