The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

I’m out of the Loop

out of the loop

As you may (or may not) know, I volunteer with the Federation of Women’s Institutes of Canada as their social media coordinator. That’s been fun and very satisfying work. Next June, the organization is holding its 20th Triennial Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The organizing committee invites delegates, speakers, performers, and the like to attend the event. Alternately, they invite them to send greetings. So far the list includes the usual suspects: the […]

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Daily Ritual

For my cousin Barb who was recently widowed and yesterday moved house from Midland to Ottawa. She asked for prayers of strength.

I may not be the tidiest housekeeper. Don’t look now, but there are cobwebs in the corners. (Agh! I asked you not to look!) So I am at a loss as how to explain my devotion to a clean computer desktop. Every morning before I settle down to work, I scan the monitor for unnecessary icons and move them to the recycle bin. Here is today’s contribution: So, that illustrates my […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Mint


Look! Out in the yard! It’s a bird! It’s a blob! It’s… it’s… what the heck is it? It’s a 20.5 x 13 x 13 cm plasticine-like mass of annabergite – the weathering product of nickeline and rammelsbergite found at the Bellellen Mine, Cobalt-Gowganda region,Ontario, Canada. The mine stopped production in 1917. This hunk was found buried in the dumps October 2010. *** Me: Honey? Remember that great honkin’ mass […]

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Pearson’s Wrong Answer

Originally posted on parentingthecore:
Updated?(Oct. 10): Pearson responded to this post in the comments section. ?See?Pearson’s Apology.? Last Friday morning, my fourth grader handed me her “Thursday folder” shortly before we needed to head to the bus stop. I was glad to see a perfect spelling test, and a bunch of excellent math assignments and math tests. Time was short, however, so I flipped to the wrong answers. And sprinkled…

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Please Allow me to Introduce Fizz


And her pal Colin. I write about and photograph the nature around me from a little farm in The Forest of Dean. I watch plants, animals, fungi, I don’t have a field of expertise but I do have a field full of Wildflowers and Badgers. I get so much enjoyment from the natural world and I want to share what I see and so I blog about it. (With pictures) […]

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That Which Keeps Me Awake


That Which Keeps Me Awake – Alphabetized Because I’m OCD-ish Anxiety Bumps in the night. Usually the cat. Caffeine Different bed Exams (see anxiety) Flatulence (not mine) Guy has all the blankets Hot Flashes Insomnia (d’uh) Jabs in the ribs (hubby is so pokey) Knees (likewise) Light Motel smells and sounds Noise from the yard like cats squabbling Overfull bladder Purring cat. I love you but. (see warm kitty below) […]

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