I invested in a shredder today. I found a good one on sale at Staples, and I could hardly wait to get home and start purging. We have our share of clutter, and it was time to start clearing some of it away. James brought up some boxes with old files and piles of paper,… Continue reading Shredding Away The Past
Christmas is here, and people all over the world are busy baking their favorite cookies for all to enjoy. I have never been part of that group of bakers. I am not sure why, but I have just opted out of baking. The other day I was invited to a friend Pat's house for dinner. Pat had… Continue reading Gingerbread Gone Wrong
It's the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. It's currently -14 Celsius here in Ottawa, and one could argue that it's been winter for about a month already. This year I am going to try to embrace winter. Last year, winter almost did me in, for a variety of reasons. However,… Continue reading Hello Winter
Are you having company over this holiday season? Do you fear that Uncle Ned will dominate the conversation and bore everyone to tears? Here is an idea that is fun, interactive, and is sure to steer the conversation in a different direction. There are two interactive conversation games which can get folks thinking and talking.… Continue reading How to make your next dinner party lively and fun!
When I was attending Concordia University in Montreal back in the early '80s, the winters were brutal. Anyone who has to commute using public transportation in this part of the world understands when I say that it is essential to have warm clothing. The temperature can dip into the minus -40's. I had started out… Continue reading THE WINTER COAT