August 2015

August 31, 2015

Hey, heads up - you may well enjoy today's journal more in the Audio version (just click on the play button above). Here we go:
 
I've always said that were it not for the colours of autumn, I don't know how many of us would survive the death of summer and onslaught of winter. (Can you tell I'm a warm weather person?) But as we get set to say good-bye to August, there are two colours you won't find on a shedding tree that will still get us through the weeks ahead: blue and white.
 

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August 28, 2015
Coco

 
It hurts my fingers to type these words, but they're true: the final weekend of August is already upon us. Of course, this past week's sweater-ready temperatures make the calendar a little easier to believe.
 

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August 27, 2015

As I opened my laptop to tap away at this journal yesterday, I thought I'd write about the Blue Jays. Something fun and light. I'd already missed National Dog Day - a fun and sweet topic, for sure, thanks to the many four-legged friends we've had in our lives - and there was nothing too pressing get off my chest. So why not celebrate the high, the happy, the hopeful.
 

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August 26, 2015

Who's counting down to Labour Day weekend? Only the most avid of students, the most harried of parents and me. Rob and me. 
 
It's funny how this summer has shaped up in our little household: travel to visit family, time away to try to get a little more perspective (a little sanity) in our lives, but most of all, days and weeks in some kind of "limbo".
 

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August 25, 2015

Where's the "good" in good-bye? When it means getting the job of a lifetime. And so it is that we say farewell to a co-worker - a friend - who has meant so very much to so many.
 
Cory's seen here - as his usual exuberance - with a winner in our CHFI "Catch Me Listening" Contest this past spring.
 

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August 24, 2015

Today, a personal take on this past weekend's British air show tragedy, and the one that has haunted me since I was a child.
 
You've no doubt heard about the vintage aircraft that crashed onto a highway this weekend in Shoreham, England. At last count, the death toll was set at 11; that may have changed by the time you read this. My heart goes out to those who died in the crash, which occurred when the Hawker Hunter T7 nose-dived onto a busy highway. The dead weren't spectators; they were simply victims of a tragic twist of fate.
 

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August 21, 2015
Coco

 
Welcome to Friday. Today: a mystery is solved and a special little video of Colin on the go. I promise you'll love it.
 
Wednesday's journal about the mystery woman behind home plate at the Blue Jays' games, the one so many have seen with her parasol and her snacks, prompted more response from readers here than almost any subject I've covered (that did not have to do with my family).
 

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August 20, 2015

I can't believe the response I got to yesterday's journal about the Mystery Lady Behind Home Plate. Yes, the mystery is solved, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow. Because today, I am so proud of my Dad; he's got new digs and he's just rocking the house, as we knew he would.
 

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August 19, 2015

Have you seen her? That woman under the umbrella at the Blue Jays home games? Well, if you haven't, I guarantee that after today's journal, you're going to start noticing. It's a mystery, all right....
 
Over the past few weeks, a rather bizarre topic has come up a few times on the morning show. I think that our midday goddess Michelle Butterly may have started it by asking if we've noticed the woman who sits behind home plate, often under the shade of an umbrella. Maybe it's the slow speed at which some baseball games unfold, but there's always something to notice.

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August 18, 2015

I began to tell you here yesterday about a decision that Rob and I made during our journey inward (and to Sedona) last week. Not only are we implementing some of the tools and practices we learned - starting with a commitment to still our minds and welcome in the peace that accompanies that inner quiet - but we have to close one door if we're going to move ahead. 
 

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August 17, 2015
Camel Rock and Snoopy Rock in Sedona, AZ

 
So, where was I? First off, thank you for coming by to share my journals last week. It means a lot to Rob and me that you check in to see how we're doing, although last week we didn't share with you where we were. Today, where we are - in more ways than one.
 

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August 14, 2015

Well here we are, just about at the halfway point of August. Mike and I return to the show on Monday; the full contingent will be back in place and ready to rock and roll until Christmas, which - if we know anything about the passage of time - will be here before we know it.
 
If you're still making plans to travel this summer, or even if you have plans for a US destination by car anytime, I learned something from our bank just this past week that I wanted to share with you here.
 

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August 13, 2015

First off, if you came here yesterday morning and didn't find a new Journal, I'm very sorry. We had some technical issues (aka finger trouble), as will sometimes happen when you're trying to do something out of the ordinary, but it finally made it up after 10 am. If you want to see pictures from our latest visit to the Coconut, you'll find them under the 'Erin's Journals' tab under yesterday's date.
 

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August 12, 2015
Colin 
 

Sorry for the delay in publishing today's Journal. We had a bit of a technical challenge, posting on vacation.
 
Do you remember that Kiki Dee song from 1975 "I Got the Music In Me"? Well, even if you don't, I couldn't help but wonder just how much music little baby Colin has in him, after watching his reaction to Rob playing a tiny guitar when we visited.
 

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August 11, 2015

Today marks three months since our lives changed forever. On a happier - okay, a bittersweet note - our Lauren and her husband Phil's baby Colin is 10 months old today.
 
Tomorrow, I'll share a few shots from our visit last week with our little Coconut. But today, I sketch for you with words a little game Lauren and I would play, and how - and why - I think of it daily.
 

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August 10, 2015

Hey there - welcome in. Mike and I are off this week. I know we just had some time off last month, but it's because we have a certain amount of time to take (radio veterans that we are) and much of the year we're simply nailed down because of ratings. So we're taking these five days and then it's an early "Back to School" if you will.
 
Rob and I are seeking some more in-depth counselling and we're doing some spiritual work. I know you'll understand.
 

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August 9, 2015
Colin

 
Do you remember that Kiki Dee song from 1975 "I Got the Music In Me"? Well, even if you don't, I couldn't help but wonder just how much music little baby Colin has in him, after watching his reaction to Rob playing a tiny guitar when we visited.
 

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August 7, 2015

I just couldn't wait another day to share with you a tip that Rob and I found last year that we've already put to work day after day this year. If you love corn, or know someone who does, you don't even need water for this. It's got a peel AND appeal...so here we go.
 
I posted this last year, but I really did have to repeat it. It may be my imagination, but the corn this summer is absolutely amazing. Up near our cottage in Sutton, part of Georgina, there's a little roadside garden store that gets its corn from Scotland, Ontario. And it's perfect.
 

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August 6, 2015

Tonight we say goodbye to one of my favourite TV personalities ever. And it's not with the same feeling of, "Well, it's probably time..." that I had when Jay Leno or David Letterman said "adios".
 
On the contrary, with the US presidential race just heating up, at least for the GOP, this is the stuff that late night TV dreams are made of! Not to mention Lenny Kravitz's pants splitting. That, too, is what writers live for. But I digress. You'll forgive me for letting my mind wander....
 

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August 5, 2015

So sorry and shocked to learn yesterday of the passing of Chris Hyndman of CBC's Steven and Chris style and decor show. A longtime couple in life as well as in work, they were a huge part of the TV landscape in this country. My heart goes out to Steven Sabados, Steven and Chris's families and the CBC family, too. Chris was only 49. The TV show Steven and Chris was removed from the schedule immediately. (That's Chris on the right.)
 

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August 4, 2015

What a weekend that was! From Sunday's stormy skies and relentless wind, thunder and lightning through the evening and night, to a sparks-filled baseball matchup between the Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals, it was filled with excitement. Then yesterday, they tweaked the Twins.
 
Oh, yes, we're in front seats on the baseball bandwagon and we're grateful.
 

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Caru

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