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I Turned Carpenter

Well, last week I turned carpenter and managed to construct a simple shelving unit for a friend who needed one in her kitchen. My dad used to build this kind of shelving for storage in the basement back home. I brought most of those with me when I moved here, and with the help of […]


Experimenting with Lotions

How about experimenting with lotions to see which ones work best for you, and which ones turn you off? Am I the only one, or do you also get gifts of lotions – more than you know what to do with? Yes, I’ve received – oh, maybe a dozen bottles of lotion over a number […]


Running Out of Time

Running out of time too? More projects left to do than there is time to do them before Christmas? I’m singing that old refrain too, these days. I’m looking for things to tighten up, thinking about priorities and deciding which things to leave to last in case I won’t get to them. Isn’t it amazing […]


December 19, 2017, At My Place... Running Out of Time
Gift Exchanges

Have gift exchanges started happening in your life already? I thought I still had two weeks to get ready. Then yesterday, Rita, my neighbour who goes walking with me around a few blocks about twice a week, called to say she had a gift ready for me. I was pretty sure it would be baking, […]


December 12, 2017, At My Place... Gift Exchanges
An Ordinary December

I think I’m having an ordinary December (so far), in that I was able to shovel snow again this morning (we had two weeks of milder temperatures when the snow was shrinking), I’m working away at the projects I want to finish by Christmas, and over supper I’m also baking peppernuts. On Saturday I mixed […]


Learning About Green Tea

I’ve been learning about green tea this last week or so. I’m getting more excited about it at every turn. You may recall that I like to make my own herbal teas with mint and other herbs in my garden. Sometimes I buy those little bags of herbs at the health food store so I […]


The Photo Album Project

It is time to explain the photo album project I’m working on. Particularly as it is uppermost in my mind this morning. I put in a long evening at it last night and felt great to see that I had scanned, arranged and labeled all the photos from one of the Elliott albums. I’ve just […]


A Precious 91 Year old Lady

Let’s go to Saturday and my visit with a precious 91 year old lady. (I told you about my home routine last week and nothing has changed there, except that I had such a good time on Saturday I didn’t get home to do my housework. :)) My originating family never put up much of […]


Back to a Schedule

Yesterday was my first day back to a schedule like I’ve used for years (with adjustments) to make progress on many jobs and goals at a steady pace. I felt so good at the end of the day! Do you ever ask yourself, “How will I get all this done?” May I tell you how […]




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