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How Can We Keep Giving Fun?

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Today my in-box held a depressing surprise.  An email from MSF, reminding me that I’m participating in the Walk Without Borders.  While I haven’t forgotten about the Walk Without Borders, nobody’s contributed to my campaign in the past 7 days.  So MSF wonders what is going on.  Am I in or what?  The email contained helpful suggestions for spreading the message about my walk (Facebook-ing about…

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I’m not sure how much I’ve shared with you all about my anxieties.  As I’ve blogged, I’m sure I’ve alluded to the anxieties all parents share, but I probably haven’t said much about anxiety as a personal issue.

Sometimes I am a very anxious person.  And, as a very anxious person, I have become very anxious NOT to raise two anxious kids.  So I over-compensate.

Instead of being a helicopter parent,…

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So August happened.  September happened.  Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been “away” from the blog for sometime now.  A bit of a break happened, too, I guess.  And – yes – we are okay.  Nothing is the matter.

In fact, I had a wonderful summer (didn’t even notice any “dog days” this August!) and  – so far – have been having an amazing fall.  There have been lots of changes happening in my…

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Gratitude, to the tune of “Gravity”

 

I was tagged in the “5 Days of Gratitude” campaign that’s going around (amongst my friends, at least) on Facebook right now.  And, in one of those weird synchronicities of life, my husband made this video yesterday.  It’s so amazing that I had to share it.

There are so many things in this life I’m grateful for.  The presence of…

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The Flowers of Newfoundland, Part III: Batchelor Buttons and Confusion

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Back to the flowers of Newfoundland now for a bit.  Next up, an interesting constant – a wildflower (AKA “weed”) that is commonly found in both Newfoundland and Ontario.  Everyone knows what a Batchelor Button is, am I right?

To me, it’s Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (isn’t that a musical name?), more commonly know as Oxeye Daisy.  That’s YOUR Bachelor Button too, right?

Well, right.  And NOTright. …

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“The Blog of Dr. John H. Watson”

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I’m still walking in the mornings.  I’m really proud of myself.

Today I was up at 6:30 AM (before the rest of my family), having gone to bed by 10:30 PM (alsobefore the rest of my family!), the night before.  I like some coffee and a nibble of something to eat before I go, so I did that.  Also put up my hair, used my “mineral salt” deoderant crystal thingie (try it – it feels great and is…

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Lou Lou’s Dragon

Canada’s shortest season continues to pass and – now that the Littles and I are back from Newfoundland – my husband and I have been getting Boo and Lou back into the rhythm of summer vacation, Ontario style.  While we had some rainy, cool weather the first week after we got home, this past week  summer’s heat and humidity returned with a vengeance.   Meaning it was time for some outdoor…

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The Flowers of Newfoundland, Part II: The Lupin

Lupins have fascinated me since I was a little girl living (for a while) along the southern shores of Nova Scotia.  My parents still remember me practically shouting for them to pull over the car whenever I spotted any.  Passing these majestic wildflowers as they grew along the roadside – vividly coloured and with their impossibly up-right spikes – seemed anathema to me even then, at the tender…

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