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Working at home is not all it is cracked up to be…when H1N1 hits.

If you could all see me trying to work at home sometimes, the fantasy some people have of being a writer would be shattered completely. Sure, there are moments of proud glory, but for the most part it’s just like any … Continue reading

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My eldest son turns 16 today… ( gee I feel old again)

( the usual Bits and Bites is being pre-empted by pastry making and pie baking- come back tomorrow for a late issue) Even though I’m getting pretty close to 40, I never really feel old. At least not on a … Continue reading

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Beginnings

Standing in the back of the store in a row with all the other mothers, I waited patiently for my daughters reaction, unseen as she was behind the doors of the change room. ” Nope. Not happening, Mom.”  I slowly … Continue reading

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The onion is a wonder… and so are children.

 The one thing I love most about raising my children, is the wonder they impart to my rather ordinary life. All of them – from my baby, to my soon- to- be- in- college daughter, and my two middle sons- possess … Continue reading

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The X factor.

” Bye Mom- love you! ” , she said as she walked out the door to go to school. I stood by the window holding my 7 month old son, and we both watched her walk away down the street. I’ve … Continue reading

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Times,they are a changin’.

My daughter is ill with pneumonia. She has been home for nearly two weeks, and is popping some very expensive and modern antibiotics that appear to be working, albeit slowly. Yesterday was report card/parent teacher conference day at her high-school, as well … Continue reading

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Beware the return of BatBaby…

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday October 8th

Gorgeous time of the year, my friends, simply gorgeous. Too bad all those election signs are detracting from the view. Nothing against advertising, but really, does a candidate need 4 signs on 1 corner? Really, they are 10 feet tall … Continue reading

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Truth, lies… and the space in between.

” Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive….” Sir Walter Scott I’ve done it. You’ve done it. I’m pretty sure NDP  Jack Layton was doing it on TV when he said ” I don’t … Continue reading

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Its just an ear…..it’s just an ear…it’s just an ear…

Or, at least that’s what I keep trying to tell myself, STILL – 2 and a half hours later. This morning as I was sitting at my desk, fate played me a hand that( looking back now), I should have anticipated - but … Continue reading

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