Family Moments

Flatulence, or a Blog Post about Farts.

  There are those that think farts are funny and those who don’t.  My family falls in the aforementioned, we think boombies are generally hilarious so if you don’t want to read more regarding my thoughts on flatulence stop reading right now. Mike was loading his car with his hockey gear Sunday morning and as he did so, he was…

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Tales From The Bookstore

More Tales From The Bookstore

Not all customers that entered the bookstore were book lovers.  It wasn’t uncommon to have someone come through the door and announce that they don’t read.  I’m not sure what they expected me to say to that proclamation.  It’s kind of like walking into a car dealership and announcing you don’t drive. There were the usual odd questions with impossible…

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50ish and Fabulous, I Knew Better

The Truth About Empty Nesters

    When the last bird flew the nest I did feel nostalgic about the technical ending of my role as a Mom.  The empty nest process was gradual, with my son being the third, and last to leave home.  Having been through the college drop off twice it wasn’t a huge shock to the system, but it did take…

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Tales From The Bookstore

Tales From the Bookstore

Several years ago I owned a bookstore.  Words can’t describe how much I miss my bookstore.  I miss shelving books and discovering an interesting title,whether it was a cookbook from the 1930s or a classic that I have never read.  I miss sitting on a stool and losing myself in an unexpected treasure.  I miss that feeling of knowing that you are…

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Bucket List, Travel

Anchor Chains, Plane Motors, and Train Whistles

    “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag My travel experiences are extremely limited.  To say I am inexperienced would be grossly understated.  I have never lived in a city with a subway system, and I currently live in a city that doesn’t have a regular bus system. My adventures have extended to Disney…

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Grey, I Knew Better

When I Knew Better…Reflective Surfaces

When I Knew Better…. Reflections of 2017. I’m a little late to the New Year’s party but in my defence, the older I get the quicker time goes.  I don’t set New Year’s resolutions, for me that’s a recipe for disaster. If I’m not committed to something a new year isn’t going to motivate me.  This is one of the…

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I Knew Better, Marriage

The Honeymooners

Mike and I recently celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, I say celebrated but the truth is that the most celebratory thing about the day was that we both actually remembered.  We don’t do anniversary’s well.  It’s not due to any animosity towards the date or our marriage, it’s just that we don’t feel like we need a reason to go…

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Niagara Falls, Travel

Sleep Cheap 2017

Sleep Cheap is a little known charity event in the Niagara area, specifically for locals. Sleep Cheap Charities Reap   Sleep Cheap I, being CHEAP, and a philanthropist, well, a philanthropist with no money.  Actually, I’m probably more cheap than anything.  Through this fundraiser I booked a room at the Marriott for $35.00!!!!  A great program that supports local charities. It…

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the sista


I had started a post about my continuing efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, while navigating the Weight Watchers program and balancing my ridiculous love of the fermented grape.   I decided to abandon that stream of consciousness due to the sobbing that was scaring the dog.  Instead I am going to write about my Sister.  The Sista, because she doesn’t…

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