Category Archives: birthday

Happy Birthday Dad

We celebrated my father’s 80th birthday on the weekend.  We assembled on mass, as we do for many family occasions.  We reached out to his long-time friends to bring both nostalgia and happiness.  We kept the speeches to a minimum … Continue reading

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This Weekend’s Perfect Moments

  Having not written Today’s Perfect Moment since Friday (and I am not even sure I managed to get a post out Friday morning) I am going to have to write about This Weekend’s Perfect Moments. I did write Sunday … Continue reading

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Wrapping

I don’t know what it is with me and wrapping presents. It isn’t a terrible activity, but it certainly isn’t one I relish.  In fact, I usually procrastinate it down to the day of, if not the hour before I … Continue reading

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What Others Help Me Appreciate on Canada Day

Here it is Canada Day and I really haven’t done much reflecting. I’ve been alternating between productivity and procrastination all day.  Now, being mostly done, and having poured a beer, I guess I should get down to it. Like everyone, … Continue reading

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Growing Enthusiasm

I’ve written before about choosing birthday gifts. In those posts, I wrote about gifts for my youngest niece and nephews.  I want to buy them every toy in the toy store and luckily, they want ever toy in the toy … Continue reading

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Presents Produce Pride

My youngest niece had her birthday party on Saturday. It was a great occasion to gather the family together, share some stories, and have a little food. It was a  great way to spend the afternoon. My gift for my … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody Birthday

It wasn’t the perfect birthday for my mother(no bingo, no siblings) but all her children were there and all of us were on our best (a far cry from perfect) behaviour.  Of course there were gifts and cake.  There were … Continue reading

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A Week Without Blogging Is What Happened

The five or six people who read this blog consistently might wonder what happened. A week without blogging is what happened.  This was, of course, entirely unintentional.  I had not meant to not blog for an entire week, but that … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day

I would just like to wish Canadians, and any Canadian friendly people out there, a Happy Canada Day.  We’re 151 years young.  We have a lot to be proud of (and a few things to atone for).  Our year begins … Continue reading

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