Category Archives: family

Quarantine Friday, April 24th.

Remember that movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers? That’s what going out seems like these days. More on that in a bit, but first, the world… Osaka’s mayor drew criticism for saying the women are slow shoppers. While this may … Continue reading

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Quarantine Sunday, April 19, 2020

Happy Ukrainian Easter, everyone! “Khrystos Voskres!” “Voistynu Voskres” ****** I had a horrible realization yesterday, but it wasn’t about the world, it was about me. However, in the world, Canada and the US extended their border restrictions for 30 more … Continue reading

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Quarantine Friday April 17th 2020

Day 36 of the quarantine and day 2 of my pepper plant experiment – and it’s still alive! (as are we.) Also, we tried something that could have ended in horrible death or mutilation. In the outside world, there were … Continue reading

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Quarantine Wednesday April 15th 2020

Joy can come in the oddest ways these days. At 10am and 4pm, I was almost delirious with happiness. However, a lot more happened today than that. Outside our house, in New Zealand, their prime minister took a 20% pay … Continue reading

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Quarantine Tuesday April 14th.

Nothing went as I thought it would, today, but that’s not always a bad thing (despite my need to control everything in a god-like way.) First, in the outside world – Boris Johnson, the English prime minister, is getting better. … Continue reading

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Quarantine Monday April 13th 2020

We have the boys back, and all is good. Only one thing went wrong, but that was like being jabbed with a sliver of wood when a comet is about to hit the earth. However, some interesting news. Krakatoa volcano … Continue reading

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Quarantine Wednesday April 8th 2020

What makes a good day has changed so much in the last month, but today was a GOOD day. I’ll explain more in a moment. First, though, the outside world. In China, with the zoo closed due to the coronavirus, … Continue reading

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Quarantine Saturday 2

Today we were learnding stuff. Outside the house, a referral-only drive-thru testing site was set up in Burnaby. (It’s not a Timmies). Boris Johnson announced he had tested positive for the virus, which goes to show you that anyone with … Continue reading

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The Past and the Future – Part 2

The Future The 2nd part of my amazing weekend was hosting a birthday party for my step-niece (is that the right word?)… aka, The-Cutest-Baby-in-the-World. It would be a first for both of us. See, that’s the most incredible thing about … Continue reading

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The Past and the Future

I treasure life’s unique experiences, especially those that come out of nowhere. Last weekend, I had one of those experiences. I went to two parties on one weekend – one for our 96-year-old Baba and a first-year birthday party for … Continue reading

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