I had my doubts. Was I out of my depth? Was my story interesting? Was it worth spending $25 apiece on a dream? I decided to take the plunge. Swim with the big fish and enter the CBC Nonfiction Contest. I chose to polish up not one, but two stories from years ago. Isn’t it… Continue reading Just Take the Plunge!
There are three types of people in the world. Those who embrace baking cookies for Christmas and excel at it. Those who don’t have time to bother and think nothing of buying Christmas goodies. And then there’s a group of people that think, “Oh, it would be great to bake cookies!”—despite it being a challenge… Continue reading Imperfect Baking!
Even Mr. Bones consults the instructions for 3D puzzles! © Rita Jacques 2019
Must be keeping one eye open to avoid getting hit again! © Rita Jacques 2019.
Time for the spring clean-up in the garden beds! © Rita Jacques 2019. Charing Cross, Ontario.
“Don’t buy me roses for Valentine’s Day, babe! The prices are so jacked up that it’s just not worth it!” How many of you have uttered similar words? I said just that to my husband, Guy. I meant it because it’s true. Roses are costly in mid-February. Nonetheless, I was secretly delighted Guy didn’t honour… Continue reading Cheaper by the Dozen!
My first time entering a photo challenge for WordPress. Woo-hoo! Here is my entry for: http://ceenphotography.com/2019/01/27/kammies-oddball-challenge-week-of-january-24-2018/ A cardinal kept tapping at the window of my daughter’s parked car, so she rolled down the window. Then, the cardinal sat a bit, then strutted over to check out who was in the mirror. This hungry cat was… Continue reading Kammie’s Oddball Challenge
Recently, I lost an earring. It wasn’t part of an expensive set like gold hoops or diamond studs, nonetheless, they were my everyday favourite, go-to pair. A pair of dream catcher earrings. I had put them on before going out-of-town that morning. And, I convinced myself I lost them somehow after coming home. I had… Continue reading Seek, and You Shall Find!
While I’ve always enjoyed discovering new treasures at yard sales, an early spring experience was like no other. I’d pulled up to the home with the miniature Yard Sale sign. No treasures lined the driveway, however two people perused items in a tiny portion of the garage. Nothing was ticketed with a price. A plus-sized… Continue reading A Yard Sale Adventure!
I paid little attention to the older man as I laced up my inline skates, in the parking lot adjacent to the Ganatchio Trail. I’m pretty slow at it. If I’d been in figure skating or hockey as a youth, I’d probably be saving time these days. I timed it once…it takes me six minutes.… Continue reading A Nutty Tale!