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Workouts, Wild Turkeys and Way Too Much Time On My Hands

Greetings from Canada’s Ocean Playground! I’ve been in Nova Scotia for about a week now, visiting with family and friends, lazing on the beach, and basically living the life of a bored housewife with way too much time on her hands. It’s all really great and relaxing-  except for the WILD TURKEY who has taken up residence … Continue reading

Christmas / Family / Humour / Life

Coffee Talk

Did anyone else automatically think of Linda Richman when they read the title of this post? No? Just me? So I flew into Halifax around midnight last night and crashed on my sister’s couch for the night. I was then  awoken at 6:30 a.m. (that’s 5:30 Toronto time) by my 8-year-old niece Lola standing approximately 10 centimetres from my face, whispering “BREE” emphatically.  I … Continue reading

Family / Food / Life

It’s Not A Party Until Somebody Busts out an EpiPen

“Someone call 911!!” my Father shouted, “and for God’s sake would someone go calm down your mother??!” It was Thanksgiving 2007, and I was standing in the upstairs bathroom of my childhood home, staring down at the (seemingly) lifeless body of my older sister Marija. Just a few moments before, she had returned from her annual Thanksgiving … Continue reading