The Liturgical Cope
Today I helped shorten (and even) a liturgical cope which our new priest found in the back of a closet when he moved to St. Paul's six months ago. A cope is basically a very full, floor-length outer garment worn by Anglican and Roman Catholic p... Read more
The 2-year-old and the Santa Parade
Our little town (14,000 people) has a great Santa Claus Parade every year, and this year Aria and I joined in, walking next to the float from our church, handing out flyers about our Christmas services and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
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Feeling so much better...
For the past year we've been worried about our youngest daughter; and in February, after several months of counselling, she and her husband decided to separate.
They've been living in the same house ever since, with their 2-year-old daugh... Read more
A Visit to an Anglican Convent
Yesterday our priest and 9 others from church spent the day with the Sisters of St. John the Divine at their convent in Toronto. The order was formed in 1884, and was originally a nursing order with a small hospital and a nursing home in the ci... Read more
Indigenous Residential Schools in Canada
Yesterday I attended 2 programs sponsored by the Presbyterian Church across the road from my Anglican church.
The first was called an Indigenous Blanket Exercise. About 30 of us met in the park behind the library. Old blankets were spre... Read more
Today I made a spinach lasagna with low fat cottage cheese and skim milk mozzarella. It was really good, but unfortunately it boiled over in the oven, causing the smoke detector to go off twice.
I seldom bake, because I love to eat my ba... Read more
This month I will lose a minimum of 3 lbs. Note the "I will"... not "I will try", or "my goal is to", but I WILL!
I've been losing and gaining the same 7 lbs. for almost a year now, and it's time to,get real,and get working harder.
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A 3 Generation Road Trip
7 days, 1965 km (1221 miles), 3 adults, 2 amusement parks, 1 two-year-old, and we're still speaking!
Was it perfect? No. Was it great? Heck yes!
If you've ever done a road trip with three generations ranging from 2-77, you know ther... Read more
Getting Ready for Company from Australia
Five or so years go my friend Bev and I visited England for probably the 4th time. After spending a few days on our own in London, we did back-to-back Back Roads Touring Company trips; the first from London to Edinburgh via Wales and the Lake D... Read more
A question about robins
I hope someone can answer this...
Early in the spring, a robin returned to a nest where the downspout joins the gutter from the roof above our back deck. After doing some renovations and making it all homey, she settled down to raise a fam... Read more
Getting a Room Ready for Aria
Aria turned 2 on May 5, and has almost outgrown the playpen she's been sleeping in at our house. I spent this evening reorganizing my exercise/sewing/ironing/tv-wat
ching/reading room to remove all things that might hurt a little girl when s... Read more
So Fed Up with All the Rain!
May and June have been the wettest months I can remember since moving here in 2002. We had three times the normal rainfall in May, and more than twice the regular amount for June by the 24th of the month. There are floods in many parts of Onta... Read more
Canada 150 - Uxbridge Proclamation
Canada turns 150 this year, and there are thousands of events, large and small, taking place across the country.
The Ministerial Association, which includes all the church in Uxbridge Township, decided to do a proclamation of God's word. T... Read more
Vintage Week-End at Mosport... Following Their Passion
I spent the last 2 days at the Vintage Racing week-end at Canadian Tire Motorsport Speedway (Mosport), about 30 miles from where we live. This is an annual event, and we usually attend with one of our cars, either the '59 Austen-Healy Sprite (P... Read more
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No Foods Are Off-Limits
I read a SP article this week about why people fail to lose weight and keep it off. One of the points they made was that there are no forbidden foods.
In principle I agree. I've said it many times. I've told other people they shouldn't... Read more