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    Friendly Folk

    “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”

    Joseph Addison

    I pulled into the parking lot of a fairly large and busy local drugstore. I sat in my car for a minute […]


    “A life lived in love will never be dull.”

    Leo Buscaglia

    When I picked Pip up from pre-school the other day, she had a bat in her hands and was swinging at pitches thrown by one of the moms, who is also a good friend. “It’s all in […]

    The Luxury of Illness

    Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.

    Dutch Proverb, sometimes attributed to William C. Hazlitt

    I have to warn you that this might be a pitiful post. I’m feeling a wee bit woeful. On the heels of an ugly fever a week or so ago, I’m […]

    Happy Victoria Day!

    I’m celebrating this Victoria Day by photographing the blooming belly of a dear friend. I wish you and yours a lovely long weekend!

    Still at it

    “If a multinational company developed a product that was a nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that both prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by the consumers’ needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the […]

    Happy Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Wishing a beautiful Mother’s Day to all of the Grateful Mamas out there!!! Whether you’re twenty-six or seventy-six, you deserve to be appreciated for all of the giving that you do. My hope for all Moms is that on this day, and every day, you […]


    “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

    Frederick Keoniq

    We took a trip to Vancouver recently and the girls were promised one souvenir. Our holiday was to […]

    The Twos

    “Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

    Saint Augustine

    I’m a big fan of alliteration, but I don’t like the term ‘the terrible twos.’ Perhaps it’s because I have a two-year-old; and if the past ten days are any indication, it’s going to be a very long year!

    I […]

    Long Noses

    “A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt to be dangerous.”

    Alfred Adler

    It’s strange when your innocent little four-year-old looks you right in the eye and lies. I think Pip’s experimentation with fibbing began in the bathroom. She isn’t one to linger in the loo. In fact, […]

    Birthday Colds and Skipping

    “It takes a long time to grow young.”

    Pablo Picasso

    A friend was lamenting the fact that her daughter was starting to use words correctly. I understood exactly what she meant; Pip says ‘pupcake’ for ‘cupcake,’ and I don’t correct her. Pupcake is too cute. I’ll miss pupcakes when they become […]