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A pretty good week. The trucker convoy left the downtown, the swelling in my wrist subsided, and I got back working on my latest manuscript. The details for my virtual Facebook live launch are firming up and I thank Quinn Carter for making the poster.   I also...

It's a tense week in Ottawa. Watching the police force move in on the protesters at Parliament Hill is surreal and unsettling. the entire city is on edge and has been for nearly three weeks since this protest of truckers and those with other issues...

Good Saturday morning. I got up early to be on CBC Radio's show In Town and Out with host Giacamo Panico and Jane Askin, Dawn McEwen's mom to talk about our daughters representing Canada at the Olympics. You can listen to the segment here. Not a lot...

It's Olympic time! Our daughter Lisa is in Beijing as part of Team Jennifer Jones, getting set to represent Canada in women's curling. Ted and I are cheering  them on. So this week, the Kitchissipi Times article came out, my local paper, which has always been...

Well, it's an exciting weekend in Ottawa with a convoy of truckers taking over the downtown in a protest against Covid mandates, such as the vaccine requirement for truckers and mask requirements for all. They avow that their freedoms are being trampled on. The right...

Good Saturday morning! The days are clear and crisp after we experienced 'snowmaggedon' on Monday. Nearly 50 centimetres of snow fell, mostly during a two-hour period as we were waking up. A once in a hundred year event we were told, although with climate change,...

These Saturdays seem to roll around faster and faster. The Covid lockdown has me losing track of time and I'm constantly having to check what day it is, usually surprised when I find out. Happily, I'm still getting dressed in the morning so haven't completely...

Back in semi-lockdown and barely leaving the house. The first week of January 2022 feels a lot like March 2020 - Covid continues to control our lives. My week has been really busy with not a lot to show for all the hours. I continue to...

2022 ♥ - We made it! I know many of us are not sorry to see 2021 make its exit, but I'd say that overall there were more ups than downs in my corner of the universe. As I have in the past few years,...

Good Saturday morning! The odd time in life, something so lovely happens that you have trouble believing it. Earlier in the week, I received a Google Alert about Cold Mourning, and when I opened the link, discovered a news release saying the Cold Mourning was the...

Such a fine week that was. Sunday was a marvellous day as our daughter Lisa Weagle and her Jennifer Jones team won the national curling trials and the honour to represent Canada at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Such a close and hard fought final against...

Good Saturday morning. So, a few events coming up this week, starting with an author panel with fellow authors Mike Martin and Dave Butler at the North Grenville Public Library on Monday afternoon. The event will be broadcast live on the NGPL Facebook page, so tune...

And we're into November, my second least favourite month behind February (speaking weather here). However, unlike last year, I'm back curling, we've eaten in a few restaurants, and even socialized indoors on occasion, so this November is looking up compared to last year. A reminder...

Good Saturday morning. It's not often my birthday falls on blog day, but today is the day! Last year, at the height of the pandemic, it was a lonelier affair, but this year, I'm seeing people - dear friends and family. A happy kind of...

Is it me or are these weeks zipping by faster and faster? It seems like I just get started on the day and it's time to make supper. Slow it down, Father Time. This was a good writing week. I spent a couple of days going...

It's a rainy, October day in Ottawa to cap off a beautiful week of weather. I've been busy with writing stuff, but took last weekend off to spend our wedding anniversary in Perth overnight. A few photos of the autumn beauty to start today's post! I...

What a gorgeous autumn week we've had in the Ottawa Valley. Warm enough to wear only a t-shirt in the afternoon, which is mighty unusual for this time of year. The leaves have only just started turning in the city although the fall colours are...