May 24. My birthday. I needn’t count them anymore; I don’t anticipate presents or cake or a party, but I still like my day. Something about feeling like a kid again. Such a beautiful time of year – I may be biased, but the weather always feels perfect on this day. The smell of … More Birthday Post, “First We Eat” Excerpt
My mother has been gone for over 20 years now, but I think of her often. Mother’s Day is now a day for my own grown children to call me, and to talk to my mother-in-law. But this Mother’s Day, my first as a grandmother myself, I’d like to share a personal gift that Mom … More Mother’s Day. A Parting Gift.
If you’re my FB friend or follow this blog, you already know some things about me. I’m a retired IT consultant. A new author. But this year, I became a grandmother. I didn’t know how wonderful it would feel, how much more love could grow in one’s heart, a heart already full with a life’s … More Merry Christmas! New Excerpt.
November Doldrums are over. If you read that post, then you know I struggle with getting through this dreary month. But today, Happy American Thanksgiving, and welcome to fun December. Here’s what I accomplished this month – it did seem to go by faster than anticipated (doesn’t life always?) I did get to babysit my … More November Doldrums – Not!
Well into year 3 of retirement, I’ve settled into a routine. Get up early. Earlier than I thought I would in retirement, but I am a morning person. Make coffee and breakfast. Watch the news. Work on my blog, or my next book, or a short story. Go to the gym (downstairs in the condo … More Retirement Bonus #Staycation!
Does anyone else have favourite and dreaded times of the year? I’ve always said that November is my least favourite month. It means that summer is for sure over, no more chance at a freak heat wave, and snow can realistically be expected at any time. There’s a greyness to the month that I dread. … More November Doldrums
I’m loving retirement. September is a great travel month, even in Canada, so off we went for a three day trip to Niagara Falls; we’ve always wanted to do the Niagara region wine tours. A beautiful, muggy hot summer-like day, perfect for tasting the fine results of all that plump, juicy fruit dripping off those … More Retirement Thrill for an Army Brat
As a military kid then spouse, I can’t remember how many times I’ve crossed the country by car. It seems all the postings were from East to West or vice versa. I won’t bore you here with the wheres to wheres – If you read my book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele … More Travel : Road Trip 2019, Northern Ontario
The chirps and calls of birds in my courtyard woke me this morning. I remembered we can leave windows open at night now. And that the birds are in full springtime mode! It’s the May long weekend, the start of summer in Canada. As a military child then spouse, I experienced many types of weather … More Summer Starts Today
I’ve lived in many places throughout Canada, and even Germany: I was a military brat with no hometown. Now in retirement, I realize that everywhere I’ve ever lived holds a little piece of me, a little calling, a tugging to return. I finally visited one former province, Newfoundland and Labrador, to see the capital city … More Travel: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador