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Mary-Anne Brabander
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The flood... and other nasties
We are finally almost back to normal. The flood, which occurred overnight on February 14th, receded. The damages electronics have been replaced. The rugs have been dried and cleaned. The walls, ceiling and floors have been redone. After two months without a...

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A lot has happened since I was last here....
Sometimes, life just smacks you in the face, and you are left feeling dazed. I gave up on my blog because everything I had to write about was too personal, too much family. Well, I've come to the conclusion that writing about the s*** that happens in one's ...

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A milestone
Today was our eldest grandchild's 16th birthday! How on earth did that happen?  Where did all those years go? Oh, well. This was Christmas, 2014. He has grown more, and is genuinely decent. We took him to dinner today for his birthday. His friend, Billy, wa...

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Rebirth....
A friend gave me this plant just before she and her husband left for Florida in November. She told me it would die off eventually, and it did. I "parked" it, pot and all, in the guest room by the window and completely ignored it for weeks. I was cleaning in...

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On a cold day, some things are clearer
So here we were yesterday on route 124 between Parry Sound and Burks Falls, when "hawkeye," better knows as the boss, spotted two beautiful moose gamboling in the meadow at the side of the road. As soon as they realized a car was slowing to watch them, they...

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Holidays are always gone in a flash
Hilton Head Island - My favourite place   We left for the island on February 6th, and we took our time to get there. It's a long drive, and we wanted to savour the different places along the way. We barely escaped a snowstorm between home and Severn Bridge....

Just trying to shake the winter blues. Thank goodness we are going away soon.

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The same again....
The snow is knee deep. The dog loves to jump in it up to her chest. It is -20F. Too cold. I remember winters like this. Doesn't mean I need to revisit them! We seem to wake up every morning to an extra 15 cm (6 inches) of snow. The snow shoveler can't even ...

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A most wonderful Christmas...
Christmas Eve The "good" china The "silver" The handmade "crackers" The suspense! We were at Erica's for Christmas Eve. The whole family! There were cheese snacks et al. Plus, a friend who brought cheese and good wishes. Then we had cheese fondue! OMG to di...

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The first day of Winter....
Maybe I'm a cat! Jackson has been here this weekend. Such a treat to have him. He has grown so tall and very handsome. Took him for a haircut yesterday, then he made pizza with his grandfather. Doing that again now, by the sound of it! I think we will takin...
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