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Monday, July 20, 2020      28 comments

So I was on vacation with my kids in the Vancouver area and returned home on July 12th. When I got here we had company from Whiterock and they had arrived on July 10th. We were expecting them and initially thought they would stay with us for 1 w... Read more
My view
Thursday, June 18, 2020      30 comments

I was asked to share the view I have from my front deck and this is the view from the living room, dining room, and both bedrooms. I love looking at this while I work - it makes me happy ... Read more
National Rocky Road day history
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      12 comments

Today is National Rocky Road Day! Rocky road ice cream is a delicious dessert with an interesting culinary history. In 1929 after the stock market crash, a man named William Dreyer (the founder of Dreyer Ice Cream) calmed his Black Thursday nerv... Read more
BC is opening up
Thursday, May 07, 2020      16 comments

Here is an excerpt showing how my province is opening up: "Beginning in mid-May, the province will allow medical and personal services appointments to be rescheduled under enhanced screening protocols. These appointments include things like... Read more
SMART goals for BLC43
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      15 comments

my task is to post my goals for the BLC43 challenge. My long term goal is to get to a healthy weight - the charts all say around 165. My goals for this challenge are: 1. to lose between .5 and 1 pound per week 2. watch my portion siz... Read more
March - gone
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      16 comments

So the month has come to an end - all 31 days of it. Was it a good month? Did I succeed in any of my goals? It certainly was a month filled with stuff. COVID-19 has hit and hit hard. Most of us are self-isolating. While we are not legislate... Read more
Interesting facts about National Tooth Fairy day
Friday, February 28, 2020      13 comments

For hundreds of years people have shared mystical legends, stories, and traditions about the loss of baby teeth. The early Europeans buried children’s teeth so witches and evil spirits couldn’t use them for voodoo. The Vikings believed that chil... Read more
Valentines day
Friday, February 14, 2020      13 comments

So today is Valentines day and I did some research on it and found really interesting things. For example it came to be known as a day of romance in the 14th century. They are not sure if there were one or two people named Valentine whose name w... Read more
I can do this
Tuesday, February 11, 2020      21 comments

I am getting my place more organised and getting some of the boxes in the crawl space opened and dealt with. We recently opened a box full of cookbooks and I have donated the majority of them. You can get so many recipes online these days that I... Read more
January - gone
Friday, January 31, 2020      23 comments

So the month has come to an end - all 31 days of it. Was it a good month? Did I succeed in any of my goals? It certainly was a month filled with stuff - good stuff and bad stuff. The bad stuff I will not talk about as it is in the past and... Read more
attitude adjustment
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      16 comments

For years my sister and I had talked about when we retire we should move to the Okanagan and retire. She used to look constantly at places for sale and we would even look at some that could house both of us in the same place but allow for privac... Read more
Monday, January 20, 2020      14 comments

So I did not get on this past weekend and I am sorry for that. Funny how life gets in the way. I really am trying to get on every day and am upset at myself for not making it this past weekend. So Saturday started out busy with housework an... Read more
Monday, January 13, 2020      20 comments

Well I am officially a frozen Popsicle. Right now it is -19C outside but with the wind chill it is a balmy -27C. We have more snow and it was blowing last night so we have huge drifts of snow that we need to get rid of. On top of that our f... Read more
Friday, January 10, 2020      18 comments

Depression - a form of mental illness - has a tendency to run in families. And it runs in mine. funny how depression used to be looked at as something you should be able to just get yourself out of. My mum was one of those people. Whenever ... Read more
daily routine
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      11 comments

I have a spreadsheet where I list the daily tasks I have to do. It also has tabs for weekly tasks, monthly tasks, tasks that happen every 3 months, and annual tasks. I do this because I want to get in the habit of doing my tasks as I have been k... Read more

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