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Merry Christmas, Hosers!

  When I was a little girl and school would let out for the Christmas Break, my family would pack up and make the 8 hour trek to The Farm. My brother and I would try very hard not to fight all the way there. My parents would try not to lose their patience with [...]

on gift-giving

My comment over at Leah’s post, ‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple. This year, I’m single and my pocketbook is thanking me that I don’t have a boyfriend to buy for. I don’t have a worry in the world. No perfect gift to hunt down. Yeah. And the loneliness isn’t even getting to me. As [...]

hockey – a good thing about winter

hockey – a good thing about winter

Teege had a hockey game today, in Kaslo, against one of his good friend’s teams. I didn’t know about it in time, so I didn’t go, but it was a good game anyway. Apparently the two of them were stuck on each other like white on rice, denying each other shots on goal. Later this [...]

night rituals

night rituals

Every single night, I flick the switch on my kettle and solemnly walk around my place, turning off the TV and lamps. They’ve already been closed, but I pull the living room blinds up for a minute to see what the lake looks like in the dark. I shut down my email, browser, iTunes and [...]

embarrassing the birthday boy

embarrassing the birthday boy

It’s my brother’s birthday today! His favorite movies in 1986 were The Karate Kid and No Retreat, No Surrender. I guess that should have been a hint of things to come. Happy Birthday, Derwood!

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