Browsing All posts tagged under »humour«

10 Easy Ways to Mess with a Young Mind

March 22, 2013

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For the last few days, I have been stuffing my head with technical bits and pieces, trying to become more comfortable with social media, but sadly some of that knowledge has already leaked out my ears and has puddled on the floor under my desk, waiting for someone to come clean up the mess. While I have […]

Confessions of a Bookstore Junkie

March 14, 2013

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I discovered a valid gift card to Chapters Indigo the other day, and I can’t wait to get there and poke around the aisles of books. I admit I’m a bookstore junkie by association. I’m blaming my obsession on my mother. I know that may sound like a cheap shot considering she is peacefully departed and […]

Boot-Scootin’ My Way to a Humbler Me

October 17, 2012

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Every now and then, God likes to present something in my life for His amusement – and to teach me humility.  That’s not to say that I don’t mind a certain amount of challenge in my routine, but I’m not eagerly seeking to look like an idiot either. This week, I accepted an invitation to attend […]

A Painted Lady Comes to Live With Me

September 24, 2012

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How often do you find a western painted turtle soaking up some warmth on your driveway? Or a turtle of any kind. In the 14 years that we have lived in the Okanagan, we have never seen one in our neighbourhood. Sure, we had seen them a few times on ponds away from the city, “soaking […]

Worrying My Way to a Vacation

September 17, 2012

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The art of worrying comes with being a mother and lasts as long as you remain one. When it comes to getting away on a bonafide vacation, not just for a long weekend, it’s all about checklists, post-it notes and reminders – and still something will undoubtedly get missed. I envy people who can plan a vacation […]

Have Another Zucchini – Please!

September 5, 2012

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The time has come to rally the troops in the kitchen and brainstorm about how to handle the seasonal dilemma of the Great Exploding Zucchini crop. It’s a predicament that regularly, and sometimes literally, lands on our doorstep (by friends and neighbours depositing them after dark or before the morning paper). You know what I’m talking about […]

And This Little Piggie says “Aaaahhh …”

August 22, 2012

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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 […]