“What’s the difference between ice-cream and gelato?”, asked my sister. The waitress took a furtive look around, and whispered, “Do you want to know what the owner says?” My sister and I quickly nodded. The waitress continued, “The difference is gelato has less ice and is over-priced!” My 91-year-old mom, my sister and I had… Continue reading Birthday Gelato!
After the rain! My front yard, Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
I consider myself a half-decent gardener but for some reason my forsythia bush stopped blooming about ten years ago. Maybe even longer. Actually, it only bloomed the year I bought it! The first time I saw no blossoms, I convinced myself it was just a late bloomer. But, yellow flowers never appeared. I chalked it… Continue reading Be a ‘Real’ Gardener!
Anticipation! Hyacinth, not yet in bloom, in my front yard. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
My sister and I decided to check out a crowded antique store in Chatham. Not really an antique store, more a second-hand shop of what I call ‘treasures’ waiting to be found. A middle-aged woman, reeking of tobacco, brushed by us—it was too crowded to be concerned about personal space—and informed us that the owner… Continue reading Second-Hand Store Shopping!
Yay! First daffodils of the season. Photo taken on a day of snow flurries, then rain, and finally the sun burst through the sky. Welcome, springtime! © Rita Jacques 2018
“I’m going to get hit one morning, I just know it.” While I’m not saying my hubby can foresee the future, he did tell me this would likely happen. Guy mentioned how cars often cut across four lanes of traffic, moving from the Expressway off-ramp to the South Service Road while he was on Lauzon… Continue reading Crash, Bang, Boom!