To Have, or Not To Have….Kids

“Are you going to have children?” This was a question posed by many well-meaning acquaintances approximately one second after our vows were exchanged. At the age of 43. That’s right. FORTY-THREE. It seemed everywhere we went as a couple, we were asked the same question. I was actually astounded. I can see 20 year olds getting that question, when the eggs are fresh… Read more →

Beauty in the Simple Things

As I struggle to get through the long gray days of Canadian Winter, I find myself longing more and more for the sunshine and color that pops out in the solace of our garden each Spring and Summer. I am reminded of the lovely little visitor we had last summer, who alighted on our Little Kim Lilac shrub, which was in full… Read more →

Baked Brie with Peach and Raspberry Topping

A dear friend came over for a visit today and brought a luscious wee circle of Brie with her. This of course called for the use of my darling little Brie Baker, made by Wildly Delicious (stainless steel version shown above): Any kind of cheese  in my opinion is delightful (with the notable exception of course, of Kraft Singles, which… Read more →

Black Friday Gives Me Hives

As this week crawled steadily forward to the infamous Black Friday Shopping Orgy Extravaganza that happens once a year following Thanksgiving in the U.S., I found myself feeling the need to hunker down and shut my ears and eyes to the online advertisements, and marketing ploys vying for my already very limited span of attention. Any company I have ever ordered online from, gave me almost a… Read more →

The Middle-Aged Body Composition (or…What the Hell Happened There?!)

It seems to me the older we get, the more foreign our bodies become to us, like aliens have taken over and we become victims of the elusive “body-snatchers”. We start to rethink those trappings of the young and lithe. Belly rings that once looked really cute, now resemble a rogue earring that has been dropped into a bowl of rising bread… Read more →

How Our Dogs Taught Me to Chill About My Housekeeping

There was a time, seemingly forever ago, that I actually kept a pretty tidy and pristine home, everything in order, and staged for visual appeal. Martha Stewart would be proud. This was a time where cleaning was a stress reliever, and the cleaner my home was, the better I felt about things in other areas of life that were causing me… Read more →

I Love Words…and I Am Done Apologizing For It

I was bullied once as a young teen for my love of language and words. I was literally threatened by a co-worker of the Movie Theatre I worked in as a young teenager, for using words, big words – not because I was trying to show off, but because I have always loved language and word usage. Also I started… Read more →

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