It’s a bit strange this year – usually I’d be cooking a fancy dinner for St. Patrick’s Day. Instead we’ll be on our first cross-Atlantic plane in four years. With everything that has been going on to get the house ready to list we haven’t spent as much time planning as we should have. Nonetheless,… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Today we recognize the struggle, determination, and victories of generations of women and girls as they fight for a more equal world. Today we stand together. Now we need to work on the other 364 days . . . When women lead amazing things happen. Happy International Women’s Day.
Paul was off work yesterday. Poor lad had a busy day. The painter came at 9 to finish off the painting upstairs. We packed up all of the art work we weren’t hanging again after the painting. We brought five boxes of things to donate up from the basement. Everything got loaded in the car… Continue reading No more relaxing days off . . .
Cat owners all learn this the hard way . . .
This is a long weekend here in Ontario – the Family Day weekend. It makes for a nice mid-winter break for families to take it easy and enjoy time together. There is no taking it easy for Paul and I – the painter starts tomorrow. We are painting the three bedrooms that we have never… Continue reading Be prepared to be moved
Last fall Paul, I and my sister’s family had quite a job cleaning mom’s house after her death. Mom was a hoarder. The house was not pretty. We filled dumpsters. Stuff was given away . . . sold . . .and tossed. Frankly it was overwhelming. I can see why mom got so behind in… Continue reading I think I have inherited ‘it’ . . .
We have two cats – Jake and Lucca. They have different approaches to food. Jake is like a Great Blue Whale slicing through a bed of krill, mouth wide open, sucking in everything in his wake. Lucca is more methodical, he likes to breath between mouth fulls of food. Jake finishes up first and shoves… Continue reading Cat Food
After meeting with Jennifer last week I set upon working on my long list of pre-listing tasks. A new dishwasher and refrigerator will be arriving in early February and installed. I ordered online using Jennfier’s corporate discount and saved about $800. Oddly, even though we won’t be using these appliances for very long at all,… Continue reading Busy, busy, busy
It was a sluggish Christmas. Quiet, low key, lots of eating and drinking and little activity. By Boxing Day we were both feeling the need to get out of the house. We ended up at Coronation Park in Oakville. There was a nice trail along the shore of the lake. It was cold but so… Continue reading Winter Wandering
I started blogging in January 2007. When I started I had no idea what I was doing or why. Over the years I have posted close to 6500 times. While I didn’t know what I was doing or why initially, I discovered that I enjoyed writing when I gave myself the time to do it… Continue reading To new beginnings . . .