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I Came to a Conclusion Today
Thursday, November 05, 2020      15 comments

Peter keeps track of all kinds of statistics each year with the Sprite, the Alfa and the 4 bikes. He likes to end the season with each vehicle at an exact # on the odometer. The goal this year with the Sprite is to end at 53,000 miles. Last w... Read more
Handmade Christmas Gifts
Monday, October 26, 2020      16 comments

Some of you have kindly asked me to post pictures of the Christmas gifts I am making this year. Today I finished the 5th set of embroidered pillowcases, and will mail the first set to Dorothy, in Amsterdam, tomorrow. This will be the first... Read more
Covid is getting closer to home...
Thursday, October 22, 2020      10 comments

Our son-in-law, who is a police officer, learned today that the son of a person he works with every day has tested positive for Covid-19 and has to quarantine for 14 days. Everyone in the office is being tested... we will just have to wait to s... Read more
My first ride in a hotrod!
Saturday, October 10, 2020      12 comments

Yesterday one of Peter's friends from the pipe band came down to go out with Peter in the Alfa. He brought his hotrod (1938 much modified Plymouth), and took me out for an hour before he and Peter headed out. Here are pictures. The first ... Read more
5% Fall Challenge
Sunday, October 04, 2020      8 comments

I've gained 5 lbs. since mid-August; I honestly think I really gained them in the last 3 weeks, since the wedding. We worked really hard getting everything ready, and were both tired when the wedding was over. I didn't walk; I didn't do ot... Read more
Siobhan & Chris's Wedding 19.09.20
Tuesday, September 22, 2020      13 comments

Siobhan's day started at 5:45 when she got up to put on a crockpot of butter chicken. Aria and I got up about 7, and we let Peter sleep until 10. After getting our hair done, we set up the tables in the yard and had brunch. Peter and I we... Read more
Why do we blog?
Sunday, September 06, 2020      17 comments

A couple of months ago I was going through a rough time dealing with the limitations imposed by Covid-19. Peter and I are 80 and 76 years old. One of the things that attracted us when we met 20 years ago was our love of travel, and the many pl... Read more
Some new garden pictures
Wednesday, September 02, 2020      19 comments

From the arbor looking toward the back yard. N... Read more
Goals for September... busy month coming up
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      9 comments

Siobhan and Chris are being married September 19, with small (Covid!) reception in our yard for 18-20 people. We've done lots of prep work, including major garden tidying and transplanting, mulch, edging garden beds. Siobhan & Chris have... Read more
Back on Reflux Medications
Saturday, August 22, 2020      12 comments

About a year ago our family doctor strongly suggested that I should get off a medication I've used off and on for several years. It is a proton-pump inhibitor, and works well. Sadly, it has been found to increase the risk of stomach cancer in ... Read more
Feeling More Positive
Saturday, August 08, 2020      13 comments

About a week ago, I pushed myself to start a fitness challenge. The first day, I didn't do anything. The second day I just counted the steps I did normally, not doing any extra "exercise". Then something clicked into place. Part of it is be... Read more
"My Multipurpose Room" is Finally Done
Sunday, August 02, 2020      12 comments

It's a month today since I bought the paint, and Peter hung the final picture this morning. I started with the comforter and pillow sham from Bed Bath & Beyond. The paint colour is Dark Linen by Benjamin Moore, and brightens the room immensely... Read more
Really Great Day
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      10 comments

Sunny but not too humid... all three of us (Siobhan, Aria and I) dressed up for our shopping trip to look for Siobhan's accessories for the wedding. We drove about 30 minutes to a medium-sized mall which we knew well, and which had the st... Read more
Our Front Bedroom
Friday, July 03, 2020      8 comments

We married in May, 2002, and moved into the house we had built three months later. It’s a 2-storey house with 4 bedrooms upstairs. Siobhan chose the front bedroom, diagonally opposite to ours which is at the back. Her room is the second larg... Read more
Plans for reopening church
Monday, June 29, 2020      9 comments

I’ve been asked to be part of an 8-member team to work on the reopening of our church, perhaps in September. The Toronto Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada has decided that, in order for clergy, who have been working very hard over the pa... Read more

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