Pinning Doesn’t Fall Far from the Family Tree

June 20, 2013

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Hubby has remarked about it in the past, and so have my siblings, so I guess it’s true. I am my mother’s daughter in ways I thought I would be different. You think: “I’m never gonna do such-and-such with my life because of the negativity that impacted my own life.” Yeah, right. Mom would spend […]

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A Mini Escape from the Cubbyhole – Part 2

June 13, 2013

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It was a bit sad to bid farewell to our lovely digs at the Osoyoos Watermark Beach Resort, but Hubby and I were determined to keep the fun escape going. The journey homeward on the following morning was punctuated with a truly outstanding visit to the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. It could have easily been […]

Posted in: My Favourite Places

A Mini Escape from the Cubbyhole – Part 1

June 12, 2013

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – (From “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, 1986) I know it’s a double-edged sword  when you work for yourself yet you need a goof-off day. There’s no revenue being generated, but the time off is so necessary to […]

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A 50th Anniversary is Special in Many Ways

May 29, 2013

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A 50th anniversary of anything is a big deal, whether that be a wedding anniversary, the duration of a business, a birthday, a career, a bottle of fine Scotch or a vintage vinyl recording. Heck, I’m amazed that the Rolling Stones are still on tour after that long! This week marks a special anniversary for my […]

Showing Signs of Rust

May 15, 2013

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(I have been in “stealth mode” the last couple of weeks, dealing with a few “smoldering fires” on the personal front. I can say that sometimes having an unscheduled break in the routine causes some reflection of the routine as a whole, the future.  I am happy to say that the Cubbyholewriter is back at the computer […]

Moustaches – On Demand – for a Loonie

April 30, 2013

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When I was a small child and learned to appreciate the smallest treasures, it was over-the-moon exciting to plop that dime or quarter into the coin slot, give the knob a good crank and peek into the drop cavity for a gum ball, a plastic novelty, or perhaps a handful of penny candy. I was too […]

Posted in: Leftovers, Traditions

Not theYellow Ribbon I’d Expected

April 22, 2013

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I hate it when somebody bursts that fragile, romantic bubble I attach to songs, places, etc. For instance, the other day Hubby and I were enjoying a cool beverage in the warm sunshine (hooray, finally) and listening to the oldies channel of our favourite 70’s tunes, when a real blast from the past started to play. […]

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