Arrived back home from vacation late this afternoon. Good to be home, but sorry it's over. After my previous post, the winds changed direction and the smoke blew away. (While the area near the Princeton fire is still under evacuation order, today's reports showed the fire to be 35% contained.) A few of my more memorable activities … Continue reading More Vacation, Books, Wine, Richarding, etc.
Started with Starbucks, of course. (Yeah, it should be Tim Horton's but what can I say!) Stopped by the rugby field, where they were having the Provincial Regional Championships for boys and girls age-grade 15-a-side rugby. Out to Surrey, where I had a few minutes to read Daphne Du Maurier in the sun... ... before … Continue reading My Canada Day
My family played a lot of card games and board games when I was a kid. In fact it was a Friday night ritual to play cribbage, hearts, or progressive rummy. Later, when I was first married and then when the kids were young, we tried to keep some of that family game-playing going. Gradually, … Continue reading Geeky Games for a Non-Gamer
This week, I reached the milestone of 50 posts! I hope you don't mind indulging me as I look back over the 5 months since I started my blogging adventure. Let's start with some general stats: 26,091 words written, with an average of 522 per post, but ranging from 62 to 1,279 words - When … Continue reading Milestone: 50 Posts!
I am shocked and horrified by the devastating attack on the patrons at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. My heart goes out to those who were there in the middle of the terror, both those who made it out and those who did not. The families and loved ones of those victims have my … Continue reading Monday
I like to tell myself that the reason I'm not wearing my Fitbit and trying to up my level of physical activity is because of the way the bracelet looks. A bit like I've been let out of prison and this is the monitoring bracelet, right? So, I decided to invest in a more blingy … Continue reading Bling for Fitness and Fangirling
I've come to the conclusion that technology hates me. The first piece of evidence is what happened when I published my previous post, Waiting for Guylty Treasures: A Saga in Verse, Links, and Pictures. The evidence below is presented for your consideration: When I clicked "Publish" on my previous post, the post didn't show up in the … Continue reading Technology Hates Me
The arena cleared out gradually, leaving only the woman still waiting. As she watched the Zamboni go around the rink, she noticed that the driver (who wore a padded black leather jacket) sat tall in the seat, almost as if he were on a horse. The man turned his head to look over at her … Continue reading Rinkside Imagining
A few years ago, I wrote a piece for our Wellness Newsletter at work, which I wanted to share with you now. I was reminded of this earlier article after reading Heather Parish's latest blog post on "Stress and Fangirling" here. While my mini-vacation specifics have changed a bit since I wrote the article, my methods have … Continue reading Taking a mini-vacation… Stress relief without travel!
With so many people sharing pictures of women and men uniting in the spirit of the Women's March this weekend, I wanted to share what I saw when I went in to buy my groceries today. Pepsi, the NFL, and Safeway Canada (the latter now Canadian and independent of the U.S. company) are using a … Continue reading Updated: On the Weekend of the Women’s March