Category Archives: It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighbourhood

Tommorrowland

We are not, Mr. Spit and I, terribly ostentatious people. We live in a small house, we don’t wear flashy clothes or jewelery and we drive a nice, sensible, German station wagon. It has never had much get up and … Continue reading

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5 Degrees

You know, the grass is green, the pansies and primroses are blooming, the croci are coming up, I saw blooming azaleas andapparently the cherry treeswill start their show in just a few weeks. You feel badly complaining about anything, you … Continue reading

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Gainsay Who Dare

Randomly, for the last several years, friends would joke that I should get a tattoo. I always kind of shrugged. A tattoo? Me? Really? I had thought maybe for my 35th birthday. I pondered what I might want to get, … Continue reading

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Why there is no blog

I am getting over being very sick. One of the cats is very sick. Mr. Spit is starting to get very sick. Send soup, please?

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Liar’s Lake

Oh Internets. Do you know what you do in early spring, when you have moved into your house in the dead of winter, to meet your neighbours? You go out and you shovel. Oh, not snow dear internets, you shovel … Continue reading

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Just to mention

Dear ZX4 Driver: I think it’s great that you have made your car your own. I think it’s great that your car expresses your personality, the very essence of you. Just a single thing to note – if you are … Continue reading

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Memo

To: The Universe Re: My Day Yesterday and the events therein. Dear Large Creation of God: Yesterday, by rights, should have been a good day. I had a shiny manicure and red lipstick. I had high hopes for yesterday. Those … Continue reading

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Cupcakes

For a long time, a very long time, my slogan was “Put your big girl panties on and deal with it”. And do you know what that got me? Well, last week it got me a 74 hour work week, … Continue reading

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Pretend

I am entranced with little girls. I always have been. I forget – or rather, I remember through a mirror, darkly, what it was to be a little girl. I remember bits and pieces, and what I remember are not … Continue reading

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Live Entertainment

Bon Jovi was lovely, lively, laudable and loud. Also late.

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