Happy Halloween 2021! Continue reading Happy Halloween!
Remembering the last at home Blue Jays opening day Continue reading MLB Opening Day
Despite the Pandemic, 5000 young tree planters have traveled to B.C. from across Canada to plant hundreds of millions of essential trees. Continue reading Tree Planting in B.C. during the Pandemic
I never thought that I would miss sports broadcasting. Continue reading I Miss Sports
Our family has treasured many pets over the years Continue reading Every Pet Has a Story
A few Valentine’s Day gift ideas Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts
My husband and 2 boys had a recent ice fishing adventure to Lake Nipissing’s Callander Bay in Ontario Continue reading Ice Fishing Adventure
Justanumber has changed to Everyday Lillie Continue reading Blog Name Change
I am confused about how a Canadian carbon tax will save the world from climate change and why we need even more carbon taxes. Continue reading Canadian Carbon Tax Gimmick
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
There is nothing to do on a snow day but stay inside and ponder things like what is a Bomb Cyclone Continue reading Snow Day Musings:
Resveratrol is a substance in red wine, grapes and grape juice which appears to be good for our hearts, cholesteral levels and have annti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Continue reading I Love a Good Wine Study
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
Researchers from McMaster University published a study entitled: ” The effects of aerobic exercise intensity on memory in older adults” showed that aerobic exercise may enhance memory in seniors
Continue reading Exercise and Memory in Older Adults
It seems like every decade since my 30s, I have gained 10 pounds, but this last ten pounds has come at the start of the 60s – all in one year. That’s the ugly, boring truth of it, plain and … Continue reading My 60ish Weight Gain
Organizing the pantry. Continue reading Pantry Project
A bedroom renovation in our 1890s home. Continue reading Bedroom Renovation Project #1
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
My husband and I retired, became (sort-of) empty nesters, and downsized our home last year. |I can’t say that we downsized too too much, but we certainly took the opportunity to purge prior to our move. That’s not to say … Continue reading Retirement Renovation
I am writing this and the previous post in response to my young adult son – who lives 3500km away. I had previously posted this on the Superfoods Project – but I’m in the process of taking that apart, so … Continue reading More Help With Sleeping
As we get older, our sleep patterns change, and sometimes we have trouble sleeping. We may have trouble getting to sleep at night, or sleeping all the way through. Certain foods are known to help us get to sleep naturally. … Continue reading Trouble Sleeping?
I’m a bit confused about the “carbon footprint” issue. The world’s current favorite Royals, Harry and Meghan got in a bit of trouble for flying around in a private jet while vacationing and doing charitable good things. The Sussex family, … Continue reading Carbon Footprint
For my husband’s 60th birthday, our young adult children (19-24) created a chat/messaging group to plan what to buy him. Some of the ideas were quite creative, but fortunately couldn’t be found on time (for example, a cannabis decorated hat … Continue reading 60th Birthday Presents
We are blessed this week with the presence of 3 of our young adult children who have joined us for a short fishing vacation in near Northern Ontario. My husband has recently purchased a fishing boat – his dream for … Continue reading Northern Vacation
I’ve never been a fan of labels, whether its paying more for brand names, or labeling people as this type or that. That said, I think that there has to be a better label for people like me who are … Continue reading Choosing a Label
It’s been just over a year since since my husband joined me in retirement and we relocated. We sold our large country ranch-home, and moved to a smaller town slightly further from the city to a lovely century home which … Continue reading Early Retirement – One Year In
Early retirement, downsizing and house hunting
Continue reading Early Retirement
After a recent bout of real estate frenzy in our area, we have decided to sell our house and move further from the city. We hope to benefit from the price differential of less expensive real estate in a small … Continue reading Wardrobe Purge
I am a relatively clean sleeper, and not just because Gwyneth Paltrow told me to. Clean sleeping is a popular new term, from Gwyneth’s book Clean Beauty. According to the clean sleeping philosophy, our overall wellbeing depends on getting a … Continue reading Are You a Clean Sleeper?
Thank you readers for visiting and liking! In getting started, I reviewed a few cosmetics rolling around in my makeup drawer, and I will continue to do so. Cosmetics will hopefully be just one aspect of this blog, as I hope to branch out in to fashion, lifestyle, travel and a few neo-senior issues. I am a boomer, an (almost) empty-nester, and my interests include, art, writing, reading, travel, gardening, home improvement, downsizing, and yes keeping up with younger women. The focus of my cosmetic and fashion posts will be definitely more towards “anti-aging” products, even though the word anti-aging … Continue reading A Senior Moment
We always hear about teenagers and young adults as being the key users of social media. It may be true that they use the selfie oriented Instagram and Snapchat much more than us, and it is true that younger users are using Facebook less often than they used to. But mature internet users are taking to Facebook in a big way. According to a survey of 1520 American adults by they Pew Research Centre, 79% of American “online” adults use Facebook. Facebook is the most popular of the social media sites, and appears to be a starting point for social … Continue reading Senior Social Media