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The Last Night

The Last Night

The last night The last night We started our day off with a 4.5 km walk- up hill both ways. We sat out all day at my cousins home on the lake. The wind was cool and the sun was biting hot. We read, sat, took turns holding the baby.  We paused our rigorous day for some lunch and when the sun was no longer on the dock, we retreated into the house to make supper.  Emily and Anna were…

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No Do Overs…

No Do Overs…

One evening Leo and I were celebrating our Anniversary at a Restaurant in another city. At the end of our meal, we decided to order a piece of chocolate cake to share. We were both too full to eat our own piece of dessert. The cake came to the table with two forks and we each took a bite. It was the most delicious piece of cake I had ever tasted. It didn’t come to the table half frozen like…

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Alone in the crowd.

Alone in the crowd.

Tonight Leo and I went out for supper and then to see the play “The Adams Family” I went because Leo asked me too, because we both knew people in the play and because Leo and Michael were involved with set building. This is my least favourite play, TV Show and story of all time. I do not think there is one I dislike more… it is popular, famous and overdone in local schools and communities.

What I saw when I woke up…

What I saw when I woke up…

When I woke up this is what I saw, a small brown ‘thing’. Leo got up before me as he always does. He likes to do that so he doesn’t have to make the bed. He announces to everyone and anyone who will listen that the last one out of bed should make it. That means grumpy, not a morning person Alex J. is responsible for making the bed. I rolled over as the sun hit my face, thinking how…

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Supper is ready…

Supper is ready…

I sent a text message to Leo letting him know there was fish defrosting in the fridge for supper and if he wanted to cook it I would be home by 6:00 pm. Leo loves to cook and he thinks he is good at it. He has come a long way since the days of eggs, spaghetti and mac and cheese as popular menu items- of course, don’t forget the can of beans or soup which is easy to heat…

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Flying Shoes and Baby Powder

Flying Shoes and Baby Powder

Have you ever wondered how you got to “that” place or stood somewhere and wondered “when did this happen and when the hell did I turn into this person?”  I remember standing in our bedroom on Christmas Eve having an argument with my husband, Leo about who was going to pick up the shoe from the neighbour’s lawn that had been launched through the window moments before the argument. This is when I first realized my life had become a…

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