New Beginnings: I love the start of the new year. It is full of hope and promise. That makes it an excellent time to focus on how we would like our year to flow. As we are almost an entire month in, it's also a perfect time for reflection and sharing. So here are my… Continue reading What’s Been On Your Calendar – January 2023?
Blooper! Last week, this post accidentally published itself one week early (I swear it did it all by itself). If you are a subscriber (thank you!), my sincere apologies for the dead link you received. Without further ado, here is the post -- hopefully with a live link this time! Christmas Reads For a quick… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf – My Year in Books 2022
For the past six Wednesdays, my friend Deb and I have been taking a course together, which we usually follow by having leftovers for lunch at my place. And, for the past 12 months, we've been playing the Universal Yums Snack Box Game once a month (or, in the case of our crazy summer, several… Continue reading All Good Things Must Come to an End…Or Must They?
Thank you to Sue of Women Living Well After 50 for initiating a monthly linkup to regularly update progress on our Words of the Year (WOTYs) and for asking Jo, Debbie and me to cohost. Without this commitment, I would not have had as rich of an experience with my intentions for 2022. Word Cloud… Continue reading And That’s A Wrap!
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens: It's that time of year again. The season wouldn't be complete without rereading A Christmas Carol. I find something new to love about this Dickens classic every single time. This year, I listened via audiobook. I couldn't help but banter with the narrator. "Marley was dead.""How dead was he?" "Deader… Continue reading December Reads
Advantages of Slow Cooker Meals: I am a huge fan of using a slow cooker all year round. The big draw is that I can get dinner prep out of the way early, set it and forget it. The slow cooker does all of the heavy lifting. Long, low temperatures help flavours to pop and… Continue reading What’s In Your Slow Cooker? #askingforafriend
Thank you to all who have followed our monthly#2022wotylinkparty. If you joined in, we hope this link-up helped you stay accountable to your WOTY or intentions…it certainly did for the four of us. We still have one more WOTY link-up for 2022, which is scheduled for 29/30 December. Why not finish your WOTY with a flourish? A New… Continue reading What’s Been On Your Calendar?
Guest Post By: Cynthia from I'm Thinking of Retiring Meet Cynthia Cynthia lives just north of Toronto. She retired from a fast-paced career as a Fire Chief (one of the few female Fire Chiefs in Canada at the time). In preparing for life beyond work, she created the site I’m Thinking of Retiring to share the immense… Continue reading Peace, Walking and Waterfalls
Ever feel confined by a five-star book rating system and wonder what the ratings actually mean? As it turns out, even major players in the book rating game mean different things when using the five-star system. For example, when comparing Goodreads' star rating definitions with Amazon's, we quickly see that Goodreads' three star-rating is Amazon's… Continue reading Confused About Book Rating Systems? Me too!
October 10 was our Canadian Thanksgiving. This day fills me with enormous gratitude...and immense fear. Although I enjoy cooking and feel at home in a kitchen, I dread preparing the dishes that traditionally make up this meal. Every. Single. One! Don't get me wrong. I love eating a festive turkey dinner. I just don't like… Continue reading Cheater, Cheater, Turkey Eater!