Category Archives: holidays

a good childhood

Gramma and Grampa are coming down from Vancouver to spend Thanksgiving with us.  They are in the little Beetle hatchback, beige or pale blue with a crocheted afghan on the back seat, Scottie (and before her, Maggie) snuggled in on … Continue reading

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little white lies

I’m an atheist.  One day I’ll write a post about that, but for now, suffice to say that I admire and respect anyone who believes in a god or higher power; it’s just not for me. Still, I celebrate Christmas.  … Continue reading

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tap tap tap…this thing on? I’m still here.  Or, rather, I’m back.  Gee and I just returned from a week in the Dominican Republic.  From 32 degrees celcius to minus-9 in a mere 4 hours.  Yikes. We had an wonderful, relaxing, lazy, lazy … Continue reading

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I was really happy about Christmas this year.  I made a point of decorating early and staying organized so that I would be able to sit back and enjoy it.  And I was doing a pretty good job of it … Continue reading

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dreaming of greener christmases

In my dream, it is December 24th, the clock inching toward 4 pm.  I haven’t purchased a single gift.  I no longer live in Ottawa, but am suddenly back in my tiny home town; the little strip mall is completely … Continue reading

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tis the season for regifting, 2009-style

I’m not a shopper.  I am antithetically female in the sense that a day shopping comes nowhere close to nirvana for me.  Shoe addiction?  Forget it.  I have 3 pairs of loafers (2 black, one brown) and a handful of pairs … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving to my neighbours to the south

Today, on American Thanksgiving, I find myself pondering the idea of tradition. All week, various women bloggers have been recounting their menus, their schedules, their customs, and I am left to reflect on my own Thanksgiving last month, when we… … Continue reading

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