The Person I’ve Become

About a year and a half ago, I read Lisa Montanaro’s blog post, Looking at the Woman You Are Through the Eyes of Your Younger Self. It sparked my interest and I bookmarked it with the intention of leaving a comment after I’d had more time to think about it. Then, not surprisingly, I forgot all about it, until I…

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The Dresser

Scott and I were watching a movie last week – I think it was I’ll Follow You Down – when something caught my eye. I immediately asked Scott to rewind, and quickly snapped the above picture. You see that mirror? You can’t really see the details, but I am 100% certain that it’s the exact same as mine. That might…

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The Library of Mom

My mother loved to read. It wasn’t unusual for her to read an entire book in one day, but she preferred something really meaty. One time I was going to the library and she asked me to bring her some books. I protested that I didn’t know what she liked or what she’d already read, but she said it didn’t…

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Springtime in Ontario

It’s taken its sweet time, but it seems like spring has finally arrived. It’s a good thing too, because summer’s just around the corner! I feel like I’ve been neglecting this poor little blog, and I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been spending so much time away from my desk that I haven’t had a chance to blog, or…

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A tribute to June Barclay

One year ago today, one of the sweetest people who ever lived breathed her last breath. In her memory, I’m re-posting something I wrote about her back in 2002. She had a framed copy of it on her wall when she passed away. A Very Special Lady They got married just before he went overseas to do his part in…

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Ten Years

Since I’m a big fan of romantic comedies, whether novels or movies, it was no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed reading What Alice Forgot. It hooked me in very quickly (the quote I used in my last post came from page 6) and held my interest not just because of the story and characters, but because of the concept of someone…

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Merry Christmas

These salt and pepper shakers belonged to my grandparents and are probably older than I am. One of my favourite parts of this season is bringing out treasures like this and remembering times spent with loved ones. It’s interesting how every family has its own traditions. I was quite surprised when I later learned that some people had never had…

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