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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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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 […]

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December 2019

Hard to believe – the end of a decade – so looking forward to the next decade – what would I like to see ? It’s taken most of the decade to figure out how to live with MS – so hopefully this decade I can do better – live better and get the most […]

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Aug 2019 Fireworks !

Wow! Awesome fireworks watching from Lookout Park in Gravenhurst! Sometimes it’s where you see people and old neighbours that have been around for a long time. It’s such a stellar view, watching the Wenonah come into the Wharf, seeing everyone on the various docks in Gravenhurst Bay – the lights of the smaller boats watching […]

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MS on vacation

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a vacation from MS? You know – get up with a bounce, energized and ready to make breakfast, clean up, go on a day trip without worrying about how hot it is? Not worry about how many people are around ? I have to confess with being hard of […]

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A three hour cruise…

Another beautiful day on the lake ! Met some crazy new people (just kidding) very thankful to Christine for taking us on a boat ride down the lake. Scott had 5 fishing rods …caught a fish ! Think I might be starting to relax now !

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Vacation July

Off to a great start! Got the munchies, some wine and good company! Thankfully with air conditioning Friday to Sunday am since MS and heat are a body melting, brain slugging combo!

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MS and brain muscle memory

So, I haven’t been out for dinner during the week, since, I don’t know when….A good friend invited me over tonight, so after leaving work I came out of the parking lot and turned right….and I should have gone left…..but that was okay, because if I kept driving straight, I would come to the highway, […]