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Thankful Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers, and friends! May this day find you, and those you love, happy, and well. Deborah One of life’s gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness. ~J. Robert Maskin

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God’s Teeth, Daughter

Twenty-five years ago, today, my maternal grandfather died. He was a proud man. A hard man. He was also a man who loved his family–though he had a terrible way of expressing it. Demanding, and critical, he was also–in his own way–caring. Your car died? He was the first one to lift the hood and …

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Puppy and a Promise

In a recent Facebook post, I mentioned listening to Reba McEntire songs, and I promised an explanation. Well… In 3-4 weeks, Hubs and I will be traveling to Alberta to collect our new family member. She’s an English Pointer, and though we haven’t determined yet which one of the six female puppies born into a …

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A Covid-19 Degree More Difficult

I lost a step yesterday. Monday, I woke up with more energy than I had in months since taking on MIL’s fulltime care. I got out for a run, I bought a coffee, and I savoured the sunshine and budding trees as I power walked home. Tuesday, my cat died, for all intent and purpose, …

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Carpe Diem

This week came news from our Provincial government that strict Covid-19 social distancing measures may remain in place through the summer, and I just shrugged. Our sons’ University Convocation, and celebratory family BBQ, is scheduled for mid-June. Hubs and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in August; we booked a family trip to see Garth …

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RIP, My Little Bad Boy

“You will be missed. More than you can know. <3"

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Weathering Life’s Storms

“Only the people we love are raised high enough in our consciousness to warrant fond or frivolous recounts of our most humiliating missteps months, or decades, later.”

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Thankful Thursday – Finding Rhythm

Family and medical crises, and big life changes, have a way of taking a person’s schedule and tossing it out the window. Thankfully, once the dust settles and new routines are established, a manageable rhythm emerges. Sort of. My mom has healed physically from her mastectomy, and seems to be coping well emotionally. She’s cheery, …

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Writer Wednesday: Self Care

“When one’s brain shuts down when confronted with something that is usually routine, or that usually brings joy… “

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Soul Sunday: Heartbreaks and Heroes

“My ex-husband and I will share a lifetime linked through our children…”

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