Book Fair at Fort Langley, British Columbia

To read the entire post:  Click on the Title Book Fair at Fort Langley   Everyone tells me that I have a fantastic memory and I agree.  I do have a fantastic memory. The only thing I don’t remember is why the heck I say “yes” to involving myself in an outdoor book fair when I HATE OUTDOOR EVENTS.  Let me tell you all about the Book Fair at Fort Langley, British Columbia on July 1, 2017. To start with I have trouble sleeping at the best of times.  Right now the only good news for insomniacs like myself is that it is only 3 more sleeps until Christmas (yes – I know it is the 2nd of July).  Back to the book fair – I have trouble sleeping at the best of times and yesterday’s event was suppose to start at 10:00 A.M. and...

YouTube Junkie

To Read the Entire Post:  Click on the Title YouTube Junkie and it pops up like magic.   It is definitely time for me to admit I AM A YouTube JUNKIE. I wasn’t always this way but my niece Rhonda helped me see the light about my addiction … well … she should because she’s the one who told me about the YouTube videos in the first place.  I told her I was doing some beadwork and wanted to learn something new but didn’t know where to start.   There is a YouTube video for everything you’ll ever need, she said.  If there isn’t a video, you don’t need it.   I took her advice, found the video and have been hooked ever since.  And I know I’m addicted because last week I told her: I spent the first...

Look in a Mirror

TO READ THE ENTIRE POST:  click on the title.   I live in a complex with about 500 – 600 other people and I know we can’t love or like all of them.  Some have become very dear friends and I’m VERY grateful for them.  Most get a hello or a hi and perhaps even a how are you doing.  There are some I tolerate and some that I don’t – having been bullied to the point of seeking legal advice on one occasion and having to listen to some antisemitic moron drone on and on about how bad the Jews are even after I told her “some of my best friends are Jewish – like my mother and my father.”  It went in one ear and other the other without a brain to stop it – but I digress.  Let me move on to last Friday pub night...

Never Too Old To Learn

To Read the entire post:  Click on the Title Never Too Old To Learn   February 9th (today) is MY personal special day.  No – it is not my birthday (February 11th) or a wedding anniversary (April 10th) but a day that changed my life. On February 9th, 1995 – exactly 22 years ago today – my life got flipped on its ear and gave me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. It has served me well. On that day I had been widowed about 2-1/2 years when the love of my life died of a heart attack (June 26, 1992) in a German campground. My friend Elaine Jamieson had suggested I start writing just to be able to put my jumbled thoughts down on paper. It sounded like a good idea and I had enrolled in a writing class. I continued to travel because I...

Not Tonight Honey … I’m NOT in the Mood

To read the whole story click on the Title:  Not Tonight Honey … A few years ago (around Christmas Time) Breakfast Television in Vancouver asked the question “What is the worst gift you have ever received.  I quickly sent in my response and it was featured “on air.” Yesterday I decided to write the whole story and here it is:  Read it and Weep   Not Tonight Honey … I’m NOT in the Mood We had been married over ten years and, there was no question about it, Paul was the love of my life. He knew me well and understood me. Despite all of our differences, or perhaps because of them, he loved me anyway. He didn’t lavish me with gifts but the ones he bought were always unique – sometimes for a special day – other times...