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Saturday Night with the Instant Pot

I bought a lovely pork tenderloin on sale with the idea that I would look up a recipe to do it in the Instant Pot! After a short search on the Internet found “The Best Damn Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin” – I took a picture of the site because I find it so easy to […]

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January 1 2020

Wow, another decade ! Apparently we only need one word to encompass our goal for the year – I don’t know if I can handle that – so will start with January – the word – fun. January can be a long month, so work, play, exercise, whatever, will try to keep it fun – […]

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North of Parry Sound

Peace and quiet, sunshine and Loons. Such a beautiful place! The beauty of a smaller lake is less boat traffic, fewer cottages and more peaceful hours of enjoyment in the surrounding nature. I can’t remember when I last took a week vacation in the summer and it is wonderful! I am very thankful to my […]

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Evening Walk – sun came out !

I recently took a introductory course on how to use my cell phone to take pictures. Jane Huxtable Spencer, who is a photographer in her own right offered each of us the basics of setting up our camera on our cell phone and what the various functions do. Pretty cool. So naturally I had to […]

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Day after Boxing Day

Spent time with the Best friends, family and loved ones over Christmas. I am truly Thankful for all the Joy. I also appreciate the efforts of all to make this Christmas a special one. Back home in Gravenhurst after driving 600 km? It’s nice to put my feet up and watch Coronation Street after taking […]

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Fun Times

I love December. Get the Christmas decorations out. Baking, putting up the tree – even if only 1 foot tall. So I cleared out the storage unit and brought it to the basement of where I am living now. Naturally I still have purging to do as well as making an “Amanda” box and an […]

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Saturday in Gravenhurst

I had originally wanted to go Grimsby to see my daughter, however a) I didn’t get up until 930 and b) my legs said we need to walk, not spend hours sitting and driving, so after enough coffee and sending Chris off on a ride, Peanut and I went to town to walk.  Too many […]

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Everyday Living with MS

My Fitbit alarm vibrates on my arm at 630 am.  This works way better than Chris tugging on my toes or Peanut giving me a nudge with her wet nose.  My Fitbit tells me I get an average of 5 hours solid sleep.  I don’t pay attention to tingles in my feet, or minor muscle […]

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Lost Art of Collecting Birth and Death Notices

This picture was always a favourite of mine growing up.  My eldest brother John, older sister Barbara, my late sister Mary and Thomas.  I came along 8 years after Thomas naturally I was not included.  They look so happy and joyful.  I asked my brother Thom if he could scan his and send me a […]

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Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons Miata Midland Cruise

This cruise was the first one that I have “directed” for our local Muskoka Miata Club.  We started our cruise in Washago at a new fresh food market called “Canoe”.  Fresh pressed coffee and a fresh cinnamon bun was just the ticket to start the day.  We had 8 Miatas of various vintages to cruise […]

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Blogging 101: Dream Reader

I was visiting my daughter the other day and we were talking about friends.  I have a picture of my best friends and I celebrating our 40th birthday together.  Now I have known these girls since high school, and we have managed to stay in touch over all the years.  Both the girls and their […]

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Bonfire in the backyard is the best!

Friday night and a Bonfire!

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Gardening-Therapy or?

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My little girl moving downtown!!

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Doug did not want to shovel!

Shovelling the roof off of snow usually gets done twice a winter-Chris was the man of the day!!

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Pancake Tuesday!!

My daughter Amanda got this lovely dispenser for me…but not directions how to fill it!! Needless to say, I made a lovely mess before Chris came to my rescue!!

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Feeling Great!

I have been trying hard not to let my MS get the better of me, part of it is tuning in and listening. Part of it is don’t sweat the small stuff. Today, enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and the beauty of Muskoka, felt awesome! Yes, I got a wee sunburn on my face, and […]

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Hearing Loss & Masks Are a Tough Combination

I am sharing this article as it explains so well the challenges all of us with a hearing loss face. When you have hearing loss, understanding speech does not come naturally. It takes effort. The clues we get from lip movements and facial expressions… Hearing Loss & Masks Are a Tough Combination

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Hearing Access: Zoom is Beta Testing Integrated Auto Captions

Another day, another Zoom meeting. Or make that two or three Zoom meetings. Much of the world continues to operate remotely, meaning virtual … Hearing Access: Zoom is Beta Testing Integrated Auto Captions

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Masks Are the Latest Obstacle for People With Hearing Loss

I thought I had figured out how to live with hearing loss. I wear my hearing devices regularly and employ a handful of assistive listening devices as… Masks Are the Latest Obstacle for People With Hearing Loss

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Running out of Outlets

Originally posted on kristenfmartins:
Wake up. Eat breakfast. Put my mask on and walk to work in the brisk, early morning sunlight of New Jersey. My shift starts at 07:00. As I walk into the hospital, like every day, I am stopped for a forehead temperature scan and asked if I have any flu-like symptoms…

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Psychologist’s list on how to cope with the anxiety and fear caused by COVID-19 goes viral

After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice … Psychologist’s list on how to cope with the anxiety and fear caused by COVID-19 goes viral

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I think we skip the March quarterly report?

Maybe wait til next March? I had no idea when I took a week vacation the 23rd of February that I would come back to such a lovely increasing stress level due to COVID-19. At first when I saw how China was shutting down, building hospitals in a week, I was blown away. It’s not […]

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ARTE OAXACA

The family is from Oaxaca area, generations upon generations have created these hanging works of art, carpets , placemats- all things woven. They raise their own sheep, use colours created from natural plants and um …bugs. Not Nastey bugs. I mean we have worms right ? And what colour do they produce ? That is […]

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What would your Christmas party look like?

I was reading the other day about why some find the Christmas party or seasonal holiday party hard to go to? So what would my party look like ? Music – playing softly in the background with music video on the walls with closed captioning in case anyone needs to read the words – ASL […]