I've been telling my dog all day, "This is it! It's your year! It's the Year of the Dog!" He just stares at me... In fact, I call him my watch dog, because his favourite pastime seems to be watching me! No matter where I am, no matter what I'm doing, he's just -- watching … Continue reading The Year of the Dog
While I am not a purse-carrier, I do carry a very big bag to work every day, filled with whatever I might want or need at any given time. (Don't worry... this is NOT a post about make-up!) My purple bag, in fact, seems to have a life of its own, accumulating many random things … Continue reading Odd Things in My Bag
From the catalogue of the author of Richard Armitage's forthcoming audiobook: Seen 10 days ago in my local grocery store:
You know those DNA-test commercials you see on TV? Like the one where the guy always thought he was German, but had to trade in his lederhosen for a kilt? He seems pretty okay about it. Well, one of my siblings did the test and the results have thrown me for a loop. I grew … Continue reading Ancestry and Identity
Remember those "back-to-school" essays about "How I spent my _______ vacation?" Well, now that I'm back at work (did I ever really leave?), I'd like to share some photos from the holiday activities my younger son and I found around town. Vancouver is hosting a Chinese Lantern Festival for the first time this year, with 35 … Continue reading How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
I was so surprised yesterday when I opened our Christmas package sent from Toronto and found Sir Guy peering out at me over the ribbon wRApping! I confess that I couldn't wait until Christmas but had to open it right away! One of my nieces had decided that since the package included a set of … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Richarding!
On the weekend, we decorated the house for the holidays. It's a family affair, complete with traditional snacks and drinks and Christmas music playing in the background. We pour the Kahlúa and eggnog over ice into crystal glasses and sprinkle nutmeg on top. Then we choose our favourite Quality Street chocolates to munch. This year, … Continue reading Holiday Decorating
No, you are not experiencing déjà vu... I had previously participated in the Mystery Blogger Award about a month ago. However, Luscinnia kindly nominated me again earlier this month and her questions are so interesting that I decided to give them a go. I won't repeat the technical details of the award here, but please … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award – Revisited!
My sons took a four-day trip to Seattle two weeks ago to see an experimental rap band (Death Grips) and take in the sights. It was their first cross-border trip on their own, with my older son taking care of the driving, the hotel, and all the costs. The two of them have never hung out … Continue reading Borderline Worries