Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2012«

Keeping Afloat During the Holidays

November 26, 2012


This week, I feel a kinship to one of the ducks swimming in our backyard pond. On the surface, it looks like he’s content enough with the day’s affairs, enjoying a refreshing slurp of water before checking out the goings-on around the bird feeder. What you don’t see is the mad paddling of webbed feet beneath the […]

Raise a Stink – Or not

November 14, 2012


I know that despite some memory problems and achy joints, my parts are intact and my ol’ sniffer is still in fine working order. Hopefully, I’m not resembling a bloodhound in the looks department, but I can smell blue cheese breath at 20 feet away. I can sniff out a poopy diaper a room away. Call it a […]

Forget Your Watch – You’re on Kootenay Time (Part 2)

November 9, 2012


The trip changes course and we now travel into the mountains where the sleepy hamlets of New Denver and Silverton are located at Slocan Lake. Residents there are proud and respectful of their pioneer history, lovingly restoring several old establishments and mining archives. (Unfortunately, due to the rough access road, opportunities for viewing the old […]

Forget Your Watch – You’re on Kootenay Time (Part 1)

November 6, 2012


I have recently returned from a short getaway in the Kootenay region of our beautiful province. The scenery is gorgeous and never disappoints no matter which season you’re travelling in. Our trip from the Okanagan to the city of Nelson included arid hills, lush farm land, forested passes, serene lake views, car ferries, wildlife viewing, quaint villages and artsy […]

The Queen’s English Indeed

November 1, 2012


It’s hard enough trying to keep up and understand the text “shorthand” that comes along with text messaging my grown kids, but then there’s the verbal jargon that comes into play with ordinary conversations. At the risk of falling behind with the modern jargon that filters its way to me, I have found that far […]