December 2018

December 14, 2018

Oh, I love the stories you shared with me on FB, in light of yesterday’s journal, about the Christmases that you ruined. Thank you so much for your own memories. One reader, as a girl, burst into tears on the big day because she’d already found her Timex watch. Talk about a guilty conscience!
 

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December 13, 2018

As I get set to wrap up the week tomorrow with another Friday Favourite, I have been reminiscing these past few days about the Christmas I ruined - for myself.
 

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December 12, 2018

Here we are, less than two weeks from Christmas, and I'm hoping - as are those who've sent gifts through the mail - that the massive backlog of parcels and packages in the main sorting stations in Toronto and Vancouver doesn't mean holiday gift-giving is ruined for far-flung families such as our own. 

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December 11, 2018

Thanks for sharing a few minutes here today. Today, a suggestion on how you might like to spend a few hours....
 
Now that the Golden Globe nominations have been announced (airing Sunday, January 6th) I for one am going to make a point of seeing the titles and performances that have been given the most attention, just to find out what the fuss is about. We're anxiously watching to see when The Favourite hits our area! Huge excitement over that one.
 

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December 10, 2018

Hello - and I hope you had as restful a weekend as the season allows. It's just two weeks now until Christmas Eve and we're feeling strangely serene given how insulated we are from the whole holiday rush. Presents were handed off to be delivered to our family members in the BC interior; Phil, Colin and Brooke have received and opened their gifts, including my favourite of this year, a collection of three pairs of socks for Colin.
 

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December 7, 2018

Here we are already at the end of another week and now, something I promised: a Friday Favourite. Today, the spotlight is again on one of my favourite things...sleeeeeeeep.
 

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December 6, 2018

We'll get to the "Baby It's Cold Outside" discussion in a second...but I want to start today with a special shout-out to a woman who is tiny in stature but occupies a great big place in our hearts.
 

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December 5, 2018

Today, a legend in Toronto radio is hosting his final morning show. I never had a chance to work with Roger Ashby, but I have vast respect for what he's achieved in this beloved medium of ours, and empathy for the sea of feelings he's experiencing today. I wish him well, always, and many years of joy with his wife Moira. I'll be sending big hugs. And to Marilyn, too. I know what it's like to lose a longtime partner. Smooth sailing, all. 
 

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December 4, 2018

I haven't mentioned it here yet, but a very Happy Hanukkah to you and yours. Now, to switch lanes: you've heard of the Gift of the Magi, right? They're the Three Wise Men and, of course, are a huge part of the story of the birth of Jesus. Well, meet my own Gift of the MAGA: three stories of not-so-wise-men that we've encountered in just the past week down here in California. Here we go.
 

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December 3, 2018

Suddenly our winter home seems very still. And a little sad. After two straight weeks of company, it's down to just us three: Molly, Rob and me. The laundry's been caught up, the house put back as we found it when we arrived almost three weeks ago and things are as I expect they'll be until our next guest arrives on Christmas Eve. (No, it's not Santa - we don't expect we'll have much of a holiday except for a nice turkey dinner.)
 

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