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.
No more relaxing days off . . .
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 . . .
Be prepared to be moved
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
I think I have inherited ‘it’ . . .
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’ . . .
There are days that this is such an appropriate metaphor for adulting. Life seems like this – minutes of physical exertion to climb and seconds of unabashed fun. Repeat.
My grandfather’s stories
My mother’s father, my grandpa Turney, was one of those people best described as a character. He led a long and colourful life, dying just after his 100th birthday. Born in England in the late 1880s, his family emigrated to Canada. Before he left England he was almost killed by Queen Victoria’s carriage when he… Continue reading My grandfather’s stories
Who are you calling stubborn?
This pic makes the rounds of social media every now and then. It NEVER fails to make me laugh. As a male, I can say that this is a true depiction of ‘maleness’. I’m not proud of this. We can’t fight it though.
Busy, busy, busy
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
We all have petty annoyances in life. Right? Well, perhaps you don’t. I SURE do. Emphasis being on the word ‘petty’. I hate, hate, hate it when the drive through person at Starbucks asks for my name to put on the cup. It happens so rarely that they must not really need it. But when… Continue reading Bred
Packing Up ‘Christmas’
You’re likely wondering about this image. Yes, it is an odd one. During my first year of teaching I brought two of those tacky pink flamingos into the classroom and inserted them into two large plants I bought to add some life to the room. The kids loved those flamingos and somehow they became a… Continue reading Packing Up ‘Christmas’