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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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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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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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After a busy week, Saturday was quiet.

Yep, sometimes we need to slow down and smell the sunshine.  My body told me so.  I had a moderate refreshment at dinner last night, of course, a beautiful bonfire in the back yard, and then, after some organic chocolate everything started to hurt.  Who was I kidding??  A quiet morning, with the essential tasks […]

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What do I want to do with the rest of Summer?

A friend asked me this question this morning. I don’t really know. I find when I make plans – they don’t work out. I would like to get out in the boat, I would like to go on a road trip with the Miatas of Muskoka. I also like just enjoying the sunshine, the back […]

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Siblings without Rivalry..In my house?

“Siblings Without Rivalry is a parenting book that came out when my kids were little, another one is “How to Talk So Kids will Listen, and Listen so Kids Will Talk”.  Although I certainly gave the theories a good whirl, when do I find out if it worked or not? I did Home Child Care […]