Archive - 2016

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Pretty dane cozy!
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Little things 3 – Ice dream
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Communication?
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All the wrong stuff
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Home again, home again…
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A delicate balance
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Planning a winter getaway?
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Pretty dane cozy!
2
Little things 3 – Ice dream
3
Communication?
4
All the wrong stuff
5
Home again, home again…
6
A delicate balance
7
Planning a winter getaway?

Communication?

You’ve survived Thanksgiving and now we’re heading into the home stretch of the holiday season. The kids will be around again only for a short time. It’s an emotional, stressful time for just about everybody. And there are probably enough different agendas that combined would sink a ship. Everything from Read More

Home again, home again…

So, you’ve finally made the shift from Mom to me. Adjusting to not being a full time parent is hard. You feel a little demoted. You are no longer the centre of his universe. You’re still Mom, but in title only, almost. Still, you understand, or at least, are trying to. And then, he returns. Whether he’s home for the holidays, or until he finds has own place, whatever    Read More

A delicate balance

A beautiful short story by Alice McDermott, Gloria is rich with family joy and tragedy; an abundant reminder of the treasure that is our loved ones.

It’s a short, lovely read. Here’s a snippet to tempt you…

“Just then the grandchildren returned to the dining room, moving, as they did in those days, in a chattering scrum. They wanted their Read More

Planning a winter getaway?

It happens every year.  We know it’s coming. Well, us northern folk do anyway.  Yet, every year we seem surprised when it actually hits.  And right now it’s just days away… maybe several, but still only days.  Snow, snow and more snow.  Then of course there’s the shoveling.  Lots and lots of shoveling.  There are some gluttons among us who actually enjoy winter. The  warm, woolly socks types.  Scarves wrapped up to here and sweaters pulled down to there.  They tromp through the snow Read More

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