Category Archives: celebration

Father’s Day

It should come as no surprise that Today’s Perfect Moment comes from Father’s day. Most of the clan gathered at my father’s house, hopefully having already done the festivities with their own kids. My younger sister made chicken paprikash (I … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day at the Ballpark

In case you didn’t know, where I live, Sunday was Mother’s Day. Having taught people from all over the world, I know that the second Sunday of May isn’t Mother’s Day everywhere–though I wonder why we weren’t able to agree … Continue reading

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The Easter Incident

I got to celebrate Easter and experience an exhilarating moment of sheer panic at the same time. It would be hard to call it Today’s Perfect Moment, but my nephews insisted that I write about it.  What kind of uncle … Continue reading

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So That’s What 900 Feels Like

It wasn’t until after I finished writing the blog–several hours after–that I realized I had hit a kind of milestone. The last blog was my 900th blog.  I know, I know, 1000 is the milestone and 900 is just the … Continue reading

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More Turkey Anyone?

Another Saturday, and another Christmas meal. Based on what I have heard, this is the last turkey dinner for this Christmas season.  Worry not, though, there is still a ham and Chinese food planned before the whole thing is wrapped … 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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The Door to the Pumpkin Patch

Commuting is like watching a TV show you’ve seen before. Knowing what’s coming means you let parts of it wash over you.  Essentially you ignore swaths and remark on the highlights.  Things are more conspicuous by their absence than by … 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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Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the author of HeideBlog. She confessed that she sometimes turns these things down because they have a chain letter quality about them.  I hadn’t quite thought of it that way, … Continue reading

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A Little Mischief

According to my mother, I was not a bad child. As far as my teachers were concerned, I had a stubborn streak, was a little precocious, was rather defiant, and had a temper.  I guess mothers can see beyond all … Continue reading

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