"Home" - Toni Morrison's New Book!

 I always get excited when Ms Morrison graces us with a new book. Just released this week, her latest is “Home”, which centers on a man’s two most life battering experiences – while a soldier during the Korean War and growing up in the South in the 50’s.  ...more

Connecting With Friends

 Recently, while sipping breakfast coffee, I commented on a New York Times article about, among other things, connecting with friends,“The Flight From Conversation” by MIT professor Sherry Tunkle. Her first paragraph goes like this:...more
I really am not a phone person but I do connect with friends on a daily basis. It might be a ...more

Urban Serenity

Funny, but I never really expected it to be this way, ever, when I first knew I'd be moving here. Quiet, I mean. Serene. A relative oasis of calm in the midst of a tightly-packed, long-established city neighbourhood. Yet so many times, more than I could have imagined, it is. Our houses are within arm's reach of each other. A narrow laneway separates one backyard from the next. Unlike the larger lots of suburbia, there's not a whole lot of either space or privacy here in this close-to-downtown neck of the urban woods. ...more
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What is your hometown?

While I have little trouble talking at length about home and all that it entails - its physical location, its place in my heart, who and what shares my space, its appearance and characteristics, what it means to me, how it makes me feel - I do struggle to definitively answer one question: "What is your hometown?" ...more

I'm Gonna Kick That Rabbits Rear End after this Easter Weekend!

I cannot blame my in-laws for wanting to cancel Easter in our home next year.  It really started with three little boys that decided to get into the Easter spirit when I wasn't home....more

Full Time Mother

By the time I was twenty-eight years old, I already had five kids. I got married right after high school g...more

Bathroom Turned Spa

My very first post on this blog is going to be about my bathroom. We have a very class yellow oval tube surrounded by carpet. CARPET! Classy. The rent was right, and we needed a place to set up camp until the recession cleared up....more

How to make your Home Safe...

        Is it just me or is there is something creepy about being a female alone in a house at night?  Maybe it's because every horror movie I've ever seen involves some creep lurking outside in the backyard, prank calling a young babysitter, wearing a mask and peeping through the windows .... Or maybe its because I'm overexposed to the criminal element ......more

Finding Community in a New Town

Back in September of last year, after selling our house in Victoria, my husband and I flew to Windsor for a one-week whirlwind house-buying adventure in our soon-to-be new city. During the days that followed the accepted offer on what was to become our next home, we were tasked with several responsibilities which included arranging for home insurance. After a couple of false starts I was able to find a local agent who was associated with our existing insurance provider, and we headed over to his office to make the necessary arrangements. ...more
hljeter It does take time, but it's beautiful when it happens! :)more


I am home and ready to sleep in my own bed and it is good.When I was younger I loved traveling and sleeping anywhere. The adventure was all.Now, I love the leaving and the being away. But at the end of the day. I want to be in my own home, in my own bed....more