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And This Little Piggie says “Aaaahhh …”

August 22, 2012


One of my summertime treats is to spend an afternoon at my favourite spa and have my tootsies pampered with a pedicure and foot massage. My feet work hard out in the garden, and they deserve a break now and then. This salon is not one of those quickie “in-and-out” places with foot stations regimentally lined up […]

Twelve Nasty Things I Love About Being a Grandma

August 12, 2012


Having regular babysitting time with our little grand-daughter has caused me to reflect upon some of the talents needed in child-minding, as well as some of the gross things that mothers have to handle on a daily basis. Motherhood is about the toughest job out there – but the most rewarding. When you “sign on” […]

Beyond The Empty Page

July 24, 2012


It’s like someone has bombed my cranial cavity. That’s what it’s like to have a writer’s block. It’s frustrating. You stare at a blank computer screen expecting it to begin a conversation and all you get in return is a periodic reminder that software updates are now available – not flash bulletins that your favourite shoe […]

I’d Rather be Retro than Vintage

July 3, 2012


Recently, my Hubby and I were invited to a good friend’s 60th birthday bash, a retro-themed, costumed event in the neighbourhood. While I pondered whether I had really squirreled away a much-loved maxi dress from the 70’s to wear for the party (or just reminisced about it), Hubby was content to leave his costume selection in my […]

The Feminine Leg – Uncovered

May 2, 2012


I grew up in a household of oozing estrogen (five sisters), where laundry days were filled with a multitude of various sized bras, panties, girdles, garter belts, and a few stockings. For easier sorting, each of us girls were assigned a particular colour code, a tiny, discreet embroidered marking in a waistband. It certainly helped relieve […]

Good Advice I Wished I Had Years Ago

April 20, 2012


Not long ago, I rediscovered an old printed email that I had received from a friend and stashed away in my file of inspirational and wise quotes. I couldn’t actually find the author of the piece, but I was impressed that even after gathering dust for a few years, the advice given was still appropriate […]

Don’t Push My Buttons!

April 6, 2012


There are days when I feel I am being swallowed up by the number of computers in our house. It’s a necessary element in our lives. My husband’s career revolves around technology, whereas I choose to keep it at a comfortable arm’s length. Nevertheless, there are times when it would be easier for my darling spouse to understand […]

Wild Thing – You Make Everything Groovy

March 26, 2012


The cardio portion of the workout is ramping up, just as the sing-along begins: “Wild thing … You make my heart sing … You make everything groovy … Wild thing. (doo-doo-doo-doo) Wild thing … I think you move me … But I wanna know for sure … C’mon, c’mon …” Like finding that perfect, comfortable […]

Rising to New (Shoe) Heights

March 7, 2012


In the course of trying to de-clutter my closet (a necessary evil), I  have sadly discovered yet another aspect of middle-age. In my younger days (pre-grandmotherhood), I regularly donned many a kick-ass,  stylish high-heel for work and partying.  My footwear selection now seems to have morphed into somewhere between a clog/mule and a comfortable Tender Tootsie. So what happened? […]

The Pasta Man Cometh Over Anytime

February 26, 2012


I should explain that the other morning I awoke from a slightly sleep-deprived night, and was feeling a little punchy, trying to grasp the morning news on the TV, when a refreshing commercial made me consider Italian cuisine for dinner that night. The commercial, advertising Italian Barilla spaghetti pasta, would normally not have given me much […]