I take those sales calls because I remember the greatest salesman that ever lived. Continue reading The Greatest Salesman That Ever Lived
Easter Eggs, Giant Easter Eggs and trivia Continue reading Easter Weekend – Easter Eggs and Giant Roadside Attraction Eggs
This pandemic makes me feel like The Little Red Hen Continue reading I am The Little Red Hen
Three anecdotes about Christmas Shopping now and in the not so distant past. Continue reading Christmas Shopping Then and Now
Christmas photo traditions including a composite picture, family calendar and photo Christmas cards.
Continue reading Christmas Photo Traditions
Trying to Christmas Shop entirely online Continue reading Pandemic Online Stocking Stuffing
In our large family, we (well maybe JUST ME) enjoy taking family road trips. Whether it be a family wedding in another city, or a vacation at a cottage style resort, we load up the car with snacks and belongings … Continue reading The “Fun Car” Road Trip
A brief update about getting back to normal. Continue reading Pandemic – Back to Work Canada
What my four children have taught me about online education in high school and now in University – due to Covid-19 closures. Continue reading Online Education
Our University students are home while the whole world holds its breath. Continue reading When University Students Return Home
My husband writes about pulling together in times of difficulty Continue reading At Times Like These
Light social distancing humour and positive news Continue reading What will the future hold for us Social Distancers?
Thinking about N95 masks and other solutions for those of us who don’t have them Continue reading Facial fashion when there are no N95 masks
It’s encouraging that people, businesses, governments and health care workers are doing the best that they can in the circumstances. Continue reading Some Slightly Positive Thinking
Keeping busy while social distancing Continue reading I Wish I had known it was Pi(e) Day
Our family has treasured many pets over the years Continue reading Every Pet Has a Story
A few of our favorite adages Continue reading Favorite Adages – some light humor
Sometimes the best Christmas memories happen when things go wrong.
Continue reading Two Christmas Eves Past….
Three short Christmas shopping anecdotes. Continue reading High Tech Low Tech Christmas Shopping
A coffee date with my University student son and a discussion of his group project Continue reading Coffee Date
Eight ways we stay in touch with University or College Students living away from home
Continue reading Staying Connected with Away from home Adult Children
Today we took a drive to a baking and craft sale near us. I love craft and baking sales, but I’m not a fan of crowds and line-ups. Even more surprising, was that my husband came along – he generally … Continue reading Sunday Craft and Bake Sale
My husband and I are parents of young adult university students. They are each very different, and some more independent or seemingly removed than others. We are proud of all of our children, although sometimes perplexed! We call ourselves empty … Continue reading Empty Nesters at Thanksgiving
Last Friday, the world watched young people protesting and marching to protest against climate change. In Canada, 16 year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg led the protest in Montreal. As usual, our Prime Minister and other politicians photo-bombed the whole … Continue reading Climate March Comparison
Just a quotation today from the awesome Phyllis Diller. I saved these a long time ago, but I thought they were relevant for parents of young adult children….. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. … Continue reading Quotation
When my husband first announced his retirement to my 91 year old mother, she giggled and then asked if he was going to be – underfoot. Now my mom is of a certain age, where she doesn’t remember everything, and … Continue reading Not Underfoot
Gift ideas for a 60 year old’s birthday Continue reading 60th Birthday Presents