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March 2021

Posted on 2 April, 2021 at 11:30 Comments comments (0)

Yes I know it's April today.  I don't have a real reason for missing my March blog entry.  Things aren't good here in my region of Southern Ontario.  The variant versions of Covid-19 have taken over from the original and are even more horrifying.  These variants, or VoC for short (Variants of Concern) have started to attack younger people and apparently are 1.5 times more likely to end in death.  Our hospital ICU admissions are on the rise and despite government restr...

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February....My Most Hated Month.

Posted on 6 February, 2021 at 9:25 Comments comments (6)

Yes it's true.  I've always hated February, it's an annoying little month that, although is the shortest...it always seems the longest to me.  Of course this has been made much more to dread as it's the month of Valentine's Day....a day which most florists agree is the most chaotic.  Last year was the first of many that I did not dread, as I was at home thinking instead about my upcoming warm holiday.  Of course that's not happening this year, and maybe not even next, and ...

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Hello 2021. Will You Be Kinder?

Posted on 9 January, 2021 at 15:50 Comments comments (0)

This year is starting out in a most peculiar fashion....Covid-19 is still rampant, with the added horror of yet an even more contagious strain just to keep things interesting. At the risk of sounding like a broken record I'm afraid I must report that our numbers continue to soar every day.  People still aren't listening, and are actually becoming rather rebellious in their actions, gathering, ignoring public health officers and simply doing whatever they want.  When did our society ...

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Hello December.

Posted on 8 December, 2020 at 10:30 Comments comments (11)

As always I read the previous blog I wrote before writing again.  My last sentence referred to hoping for an improvement to our Covid-19 situation.  I'm sorry to say that things are, unfortunately worse than when I wrote my last entry.

First of all we, in my area of Southern Ontario have been in lockdown for two weeks, almost halfway through the four week minimum we were given to be in this stage.  Our schools have remained for the most part, open, with the exception of o...

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November, The Saddest Month With One Exception

Posted on 11 November, 2020 at 10:15 Comments comments (0)

That one exception I'm referring to is the arrival of my son, born November 12th. 

Other than that, I can say with all sincerity that November represents much sadness.  Of course Remembrance Day figures in here, and since I can recall I've always shed a few tears on this day.  I can't watch the televised services, the images of those brave, yet now so frail war veterans are too much for my always "ready to dissolve into tears" emotional makeup.  The suffering of all ...

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October And The Consistency Of The Butter

Posted on 5 October, 2020 at 11:35 Comments comments (0)

If you've ever read any of my previous blogs, you might remember that I use the consistency of the butter in the dish on my kitchen counter as a weather gauge.  Well this morning it was hard.  I've felt chilly for the past couple of days, as the temperature has been dipping into the single digits (gasp!) overnight.  Yesterday was wet as well, which added to the chill.  I must try not to complain too much however, as soon I will be wishing fervently for anything above zero....

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September!?????? You Crept Up On Me.

Posted on 14 September, 2020 at 11:45 Comments comments (0)

Hello and yes it's already September which I can barely comprehend.  The land is preparing to go for that long nap, changing into those autumn colours ever so slowly yet too quickly.  So naturally I'm now in "store food" mode.  I've made a few jars of preserved items, beetroot and relish and am preparing to bottle tomatoes and make salsa.  I'm embarrassed to admit that I actually bought a box of tomatoes yesterday as my own crop has turned out to be a little disappointing....

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Uncertainty And Creativity Part Four

Posted on 19 August, 2020 at 13:55 Comments comments (0)

I read, as I always do, my last blog entry before I write a new one so I'll provide an update on my foot injury first.  It's still a bit painful but there's significant improvement since that last entry.  I did end up going to the doctor and had an x-ray which determined that there were no fractures or breakage.  I do have a tendon/ligament injury however and was advised to attend physio which I'm a little embarrased to confess that I've not followed up on yet. But I have been ...

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Uncertainty And Creativity Part Three

Posted on 21 July, 2020 at 0:30 Comments comments (0)

Here we are in the later stages of July.  As far as Covid-19 goes, not much has changed,  In my particular area of our province we are still in Stage Two, still under emergency orders, with most of the province moving to Stage Three last Friday.  I've just seen via the daily update by our province that my city is remaining in Stage Two.

It's been hot and dry, with the odd thunderstorm here and there,  Yesterday we were under a tornado warning, which although alarming...

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Uncertainty And Creativity Part Two

Posted on 25 June, 2020 at 8:50 Comments comments (0)

As we move into the last days of June, the uncertainty still prevails here in my corner of the world, which is Southern Ontario, Canada.  Our province is still under "emergency orders" meaning mostly the government's ability to shut down once again and also to keep capacity at our hospitals, should a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases occur. Everyone is talking about a second wave, which historically has been much much worse than the first wave of a pandemic.  I find this very disturbin...

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