Winnipeg-How Do You Live There?

Winnipeg-How Do You Live There?

When you live  on the Canadian prairies, you often get asked:  “How can you possibly live there?” Yes the winters are long and so I “approach” the time from November to March with these resources: My van is equipped with a remote car started and snow tires.  Both were Christmas gifts from my husband and [...]

The Gift of a Child

The Gift of a Child

This Christmas was to have been extra special for us with the birth of our first Grandchild last April.  He/she would have been eight months old.  I was with my son and his wife when the baby was lost to us all.  I have rarely experienced such heart ache, not only to helplessly witness their pain [...]

The Way the News Used to be Delivered

The Way the News Used to be Delivered

Our local newspaper is delivered by a two-person operation: one driving slowly down the street and another on foot, running and flinging the newspaper as hard as he can so that it covers the distance and whacks against the front door (in order to wake us and inform us of its arrival?) Modern paper delivery [...]

Love Language

Love Language

One of the many traditions that Doug and I are establishing as we eke closer to becoming empty nesters is that we have a Saturday morning date where we read the newspaper together.  Pots of coffee are brewed -his rich and strong with liberal amounts of cinnamon and mine the opposite, with lots of milk [...]

A Hippie’s Wardrobe

A Hippie’s Wardrobe

I distinctly remember my Mom darning socks when I was little.  She would get out her darning needle and if the hole to be repaired was on the heel, she would put a small ball into the sock to mimic the human shape. I wonder why this is something that you never see any more. [...]

Six Benifits of Hanging Out with Toddlers

Six Benifits of Hanging Out with Toddlers

You might think that with Doug and I being as close as we are to becoming empty-nesters, we would be done hanging out with little ones. Actually the opposite is true.  As we get older, we crave our time with the youngest members of our family and the young families that are our friends.  Once [...]

Changing Times

Changing Times

If you are looking for an easy way to access a person’s age without asking any direct questions, observe how they regard the time change from Daylight Savings to Standard Time.  This theoretically means that we all get an extra hour of sleep-correct?  Well here I am awake at the same old time (not by [...]