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Hitting the Road Again


Camping is spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically re-awakening for my soul!  It just is.  Plain and simple.  As soon as we hit the road, the longing inside me to be ‘at one with nature’ is immediately soothed.  The fresh, clean air, the familiar chirping sounds, the soft rustling of leaves, our roaring campfires–all of it comes back to me like a favourite, childhood blanket that is most certainly welcome after the long winter’s lull.

There is something significant about the first road trip of the season, as pictured above, when we get to officially declare that we are free from the white, snowy, cold thralls of Mother Nature to engage in her softer, greener side.  Well, kinda….the truth is that there have been many a May Long Weekend here in Canada when I have camped in the snow and cold, but this past weekend was a glorious one full of warm temperatures and sparkling sunlight.  It was truly a beaut!  And, the best part of our camping trip was that it was, once again, shared with loved ones and friends at our family lake lot–the proverbial cherry on top, if you will, as I am silently grateful that we are all here and healthy enough to enjoy another summer together camping and fishing.  While our first outing is freshly behind us, already a memory to be treasured, I eagerly await the next trip soon to be enjoyed.

The images in my rearview mirror are sharper than before and my windshield is more open than ever!” ~Me


“A Hunting She Will Go…”


In pursuit of a,

fat mouse or a juicy bird,

Yarn simply won’t do!


Gray Roots

My Gray Roots are showing through,

Colour-Me-Blonde in a week or two,

My gray roots are showing through,

Doesn’t seem to matter what I do.

My gray roots are showing through,

Wiry hairs causing one BIG hullabaloo!

My gray roots are showing through,

Time to throw an overt coup,

My gray roots are showing through,

“Silver it is, unless I go blue!”  🙂




A mist, a spritz, or a spray will do,

Otherwise, you leave me no choice…

Aaa-choo! Aaa-choo! Achoo!


Two Wrong Feet

I jump out of bed,

It’s time to go!

I surely can’t be late.

I hit the shower,

My breakfast I devour,

Off to work in a rush.

Something seems off,

It’ll have to do,

Finally, I arrive.

I paste on a smile,

Feels like I ran a mile,

I wonder if they’ll notice?

The meeting commences,

They warrant a look,

There’s nothing I can do.

The damage is done,

The laughs have begun,

We’ve all been there before.

Next time, I’ll get it right,

I swear I won’t hit snooze,

Then, maybe I’ll have on…

A matching pair of shoes.



Pretty Please With Sugar on Top?!

Well, it’s a good thing that we are not Avid barbecuers because once again our fate is one of a snow-covered nature.


After just having gotten rid of most of our Merry Easter weekend dumping of snow (nearly a foot), we woke up this morning only to discover that we will be socked in again with this unforgiving weather until Tuesday, at minimum.  So, I plead to my dear WordPress friends….

Does ANYONE out there have even a little hint of spring-like conditions that they would be willing to spare and EXPRESS courier our way?  Pretty please, with sugar on top?!!’

Our poor geese don’t know whether they are coming or going.  Yesterday, I literally saw them flying one way and then the other, honking madly in the process.  I think it’s safe to say that dazed and confused would be a good way to describe us all at this point in time.  I mean, we usually end up with one last crack at the cat for snow, but this is getting beyond ridiculous.  I almost have to wonder if April Fool’s Day has somehow turned into April Fool’s MONTH.  Ahhhh…!  

May Day, May Day…” literally!

We NEED the month of May to get here fast to get us out of this everlasting mess.  Hopefully.  I even promise to be a good girl.  Meanwhile, I will gladly accept any Express Post mail, my friends;-).

Always and Forever


Imagine that you are tucking your little one in at night.

As you have happily done countless times before.

They look up at you with their sweet, innocent smile, as only they can.

You don’t want to have to go away, but it’s this little thing called work.

It pays the bills, puts a roof over your heads and food in one’s belly.

You pull the covers up really snuggly-like over their wiggly little body.

You kiss them on the forehead and wish them sweet dreams, as always.

Then, it happens so unexpectedly…

Your child asks sincerely, “Daddy, can I have your autograph?”

You are startled.  Astonished!  But, proud.  A Jolt goes through you.

You are just his dad.  ‘He wants my autograph?!’

Trying to grasp the reality of the situation, you pause somewhat awkwardly.

After signing a piece of paper, your child thanks you.

‘Is this really happening?!’  The smile inside your heart matches that of your little one.

A short while later, you get a call.  It’s your son.

“Hi Daddy, I put your autograph under my pillow.”

And, in that moment, you realize the true impact that you have on your child.

You are not just his dad.  You are his hero!  Always and forever.

~Inspired by a True story~

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