Tag: humour

  • Note for the future: My daughter is never allowed near a microphone when the subject might be “me”…

    I was just sharing with my 15 year old daughter that several of my friends had enjoyed the humour in “The Universe Has a Plan” blog post from earlier this month (thank you). “Really?”  she says.  “I should read it.”  So she plops down at my computer to read my witty repartee.  I watch her…she’s […]


  • Note to Gordon Lightfoot: “Carefree Highway” is not so care-free in a 33 foot Motor Home

    Our decision to rent an rv for this trip was not made a long time ago. Eager Europeans (for the most part) long ago reserved their “normal” sized motor homes for their rocky mountain Canadiana. When we started looking, the only one my husband could find was a 17 year old, 33 foot, “land barge” […]

  • The Universe Has a Plan

    And I shouldn’t mess with it. As events of this morning unfolded, I realized my wickedness from the night before has caught up with me. 🙂 I can tell I’m about to go on holidays…I know this mental space. I micromanage things I shouldn’t, I race around trying to fix-at-the-last-minute all the things I should […]

  • Boston: It Could Still be a Great Canadian City

    Boston. It should be part of Canada. I don’t think Bostonians would really mind. They like hockey. They have snow. They use “sorry” like we do. They’d assimilate quickly. Have you ever noticed that? To me, “sorry” should be reserved for when an apology is required. A real apology…one that conveys sincere regret, an intention […]

  • It’s Important to Wear Clean Underwear Because You Never Know What’s Going to Happen…

    11:45 pm and way past my bedtime. In truth, I had been asleep, but now I stand in my hair-standing-on-end, be speckled state on a Boston sidewalk. You might recall from an earlier blog that my eye glasses NEVER go out in public. But here they, and me, are…along with all the other guests of […]

  • Have you Ever Noticed How Much People Wear on Themselves?

    Boston. Wicked Smaht. A few fun facts to illustrate the point…back in the day of the thirteen colonies. You know… pre-1776 and all that, Massachusetts literacy rate was 88%. Too bad today’s fashion wasn’t in fashion in 1761…they could have read each other’s chests. We’re visiting in the summer, but during the academic year here […]

  • You Don’t Know What You Got ‘Till It’s Gone

    Joni Mitchell was right.  As this applies to my kitchen-less state, at least.  Being Canadian, turkey was on the menu this past Thanksgiving weekend.  So I left town in order to find a kitchen in which I could cook one.  And I find myself remembering things that I used to cook in an oven.  What […]

  • Where’s the Chocolate?

    Dear Garbage Collectors, You are my new bff’s! Seriously. That day I saw the empty garbage can I did the “Happy Snoopy Dance” right then and there with my neighbors looking on over their breakfast preparations. There’s nothing like a kitchen renovation to break down one’s inhibitions, I have found. In my pink fuzzy house […]

  • A new departure for this travel blog…

    Dear Garbage Collector, Enclosed you will find copious amounts of chocolate.  Some would interpret this as a bribe.   I would never insult you with that word.  It is a gift.   You see, I started renovating my kitchen about two days ago.  It feels like two months ago and I am afraid of what […]

  • Another Top Ten…

    …signs of “re-entry”to my native habitat from a long absence: 1.  I can’t find my car keys anywhere…they’re somplace “safe”.  Oh boy, those keys are so safe it took days and days to recover them. 2. Nice friends are phoning to say hello on my cell phone.  This is so great.  Except that I never had people […]