Tag Archives: life’s lessons

Solutions for wet winter woes: the repurposed boot rack

Between my love of running outside in winter, my family’s love for skiing, and the fact we often have no choice but to venture out in even the harshest winter weather, stuff gets wet. Very wet. And if that stuff gets wet … Continue reading

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Earthathon virtual running relay keeps it real

Back in October 2014, I started noticing the #earthathon hashtag in runners’ tweets. The more it appeared, the more curious I became. Before the month was out, I’d joined a growing number of runners in a virtual running relay covering the distance … Continue reading

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Archives: Enjoy a White Christmas in 5 Easy Steps

I first published this blog back in December 2011. It has applied to several holiday seasons since, and sadly merits repeating this year too… Enjoy a White Christmas in Waterloo in 5 Easy Steps Step #1: Make bed using white sheets. … Continue reading

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The case of the missing holiday baking

Now I remember why I don’t do any holiday baking until the holidays are actually upon us: There were several culprits in this case, and I may be guilty by association. Would’ve been nice to save at least half the pan … Continue reading

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Smitten by mittens

Actually, they’re gloves, but I couldn’t think of a catchy title using that word… If you’re not familiar with my somewhat questionable winter habit involving gloves and mittens, please check out my previous post on the subject. My husband recently bought … Continue reading

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Chocolate thief gets what she deserves

It was late at night, what can I say? It was pretty dark, too. I didn’t turn the lights on because I didn’t want to wake anyone up. I couldn’t sleep and I craved chocolate uncontrollably. My mother-in-law had recently visited, … Continue reading

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Not sure I want to break this personal best…

November 23rd. That’s my personal best for the latest calendar day running outside in shorts and a t-shirt. I set it back in 2012. Will I break this record on Monday, November 24th? According to the current long-range forecast, it’ll be 10 degrees celsius, so it’s a … Continue reading

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The low down on high-5s

A quick word of unsolicited advice for the young lady who gave me a high-5 as we ran past each other in the neighbourhood yesterday… Thanks. That was a nice, unexpected gesture. But… and I mean this in the nicest way possible… … Continue reading

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No, I’m not joking: One Direction concert review…

Clearly, something wasn’t quite right in my mind, and apparently it bothered me so much I felt compelled to write about it… On August 1, 2014, I took my daughters and a friend to see the band One Direction in … Continue reading

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Caught serving leftovers

My column in this week’s Waterloo Chronicle, “Confessions of a crock addict”, highlights the fact that I’ve recently discovered the joy of crock-pot cooking. What could be easier for a gal who’s not fond of the kitchen? Throw everything in first … Continue reading

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