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New and improved

I didn’t think it was possible but my Mississauga Library card (mentioned in an earlier “My Favourite Things” post) just got even better. Using the Zinio app I can now download magazines – free!!  For someone who subscribes to 17 magazines a month, that’s a very big deal. While it’s tempting to let some of my subscriptions lapse, there’s nothing like being able to

A woman’s prayer

The other day I was cleaning things out and came across this prayer I had put on the wall of my office back when I was doing the corporate thing and I would wrap my desk in yellow CAUTION tape when I was having a bad day. It still makes me smile. Dear Lord: So far today, I am doing all right. I have not gossiped,…

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Walkin’ tall with my Louis

Whoever said looks don’t count was lying. And whoever said first impressions do count was absolutely bang on. Perversely, this has proven to apply to the purses we carry. When I retired, instead of presenting me with a boring gold watch, my employer surprised me with my very first and still favourite designer purse. I’d carried a picture of it around with me for weeks…

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I could live here

Last week I toured the Princess Margaret Lottery’s new home in Oakville. This year’s model was particularly interesting because the interior was designed by Brian Gluckstein whose taste is always impeccable. There was one major item that disappointed me, however

Getting a hand job

For the past 15 years or so I’ve suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, a numbing and weakening of the hand/wrist caused by the collapse of the carpal tunnel surrounding the tendon. I thought the symptoms would ease up when I retired and wasn’t pounding a computer all day but it got worse to the point where I decided to investigate surgery.