Second-Hand Store Shopping!

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!

Red Lake, Red Lights

Busy weekend…working, a baby shower, Easter and moving a daughter. That equates a short blog post! You know, I’ve been married for 36 years and I still learn new things about my hubby. I was showing Guy the work I’ve done on a puzzle of Canada. It’s a map from 1867 which makes it all… Continue reading Red Lake, Red Lights

A Humbled Gardener!

Well, being a half-decent gardener, this was rather humbling. My lemon tree and my lime tree were mere sticks. Not one leaf remained. Leaves had been dropping steadily when I’d noticed little bugs on a nearby plant. So, I decided to spray them all. I used soap and water. Not because I’m an environmentalist, a… Continue reading A Humbled Gardener!

Baking 101…with Mom!

When my sweet aunt was ill, my cousin visited her bedside in the hospital. He thought his Mom’s appetite would improve if she could enjoy some home-made chicken soup. So, he asked his Mom for her recipe. Her reply? “You’re asking me NOW??” My aunt was 99 years old at the time. I could just… Continue reading Baking 101…with Mom!

Winter Driving Tips

I credit nursing for giving me confidence with winter driving. You see, when you know you must show up for work, regardless of horrible icy or snowy road conditions, you just do it. And, then when your shift ends, you know you’re going home. Even if the snow plows haven’t made it out yet. That’s… Continue reading Winter Driving Tips

Christmas Busyness…& Cookies!

Lucy has been at my iPad more than I have been lately. Writing my blog has taken a backseat to the hustle- bustle of Christmas shopping and spending time with family and friends.  Plus, it probably wasn’t a wise move to clean the keyboard with a cotton ball soaking wet with alcohol. Rubbing alcohol! Likewise,… Continue reading Christmas Busyness…& Cookies!