During my daily research, I encountered the blog Family Matters – Practical Parenting. In her blog, author Ronit Baras discusses the effective way animals raise and teach their young, leading by example. The video she included in her blog and which I’ve inserted below, shows a dog patiently going… Continue reading
In about 1997, just after transferring to CFB Trenton, Ontario, we went to visit family in Havelock and stayed in a cabin (translation: shack) on our family waterfront (translation: swamp) property.
The kids adored the place and we all spent a lot of time fishing, boating, exploring and enjoying evening… Continue reading
This spur of the moment meal was such a hit with my family that I decided to post it here.
A couple of nights ago, we had tacos using the following ingredients:
- ground beef (prepared per taco spice package)
- diced peppers
- diced tomatoes
- chopped onions
- grated cheddar… Continue reading
I’ve been perplexed over the past couple of years about my daughter, Erin’s, bad luck with jobs.
First, she worked from fifteen for Triple O’s and was very good at her job, eventually being promoted to Shift Supervisor. After about a year she decided to quit because she had a… Continue reading
This was a tough year.
I had to be ‘dragged’ kicking and screaming into this holiday season – and Erin seemed to be having just as much trouble with it as she works in a retail job where she deals with customers who aren’t always ‘smiles and sunshine’ when dealing… Continue reading
While watching the videos I posted of Bob and Oliver trying to get in our upper deck door, there was something that struck me as ‘odd’ hearing my own voice speak the name ‘Bob’.
Who on earth would give an animal the name Bob? It’s so short,… Continue reading
Well, our nest isn’t empty yet. It’s not even half way to being empty.
You might wonder how I know this when I rarely see either of my kids?
I can TRACK them! Yup! I know where they’ve been and when they’ve been there. It’s like tracking wild animals and… Continue reading
Well, my daughter Erin and her boyfriend decided to invest in VERY expensive tickets to the week-long Shambhala music festival in British Columbia this week and just returned home yesterday.
This festival has become so popular, but it’s definitely… Continue reading
Considering everything going on (or should I say not going on) in my life right now, I must admit I do tend to live vicariously through our kids – Erin and Stuart.
They have both graduated now, are making plans for college, and are working their ‘butts’ off at their… Continue reading