Father knows best??

I just discovered that for the past three years my husband has been putting powder dishwashing detergent into the rinse agent receptacle of our dishwasher instead of the detergent receptacle. That probably explains why I have a white powdery residue on the inside of my dishwasher. I could trade him in but he cooks two nights a week so he comes with benefits.

Hearing voices

Is it just me or does anyone else find the female voices in media hard to listen to? Whatever happened to professional delivery, modulation and enunciation? While everyone can’t sound like CBC’s Shelagh Rogers, I think a few lessons at the Lorne Green School of Broadcasting for some would be of great benefit. Like many Boomers, I now wear teeny tiny expensive hearing aids and…

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It’s all about being organized

As a Virgo I naturally love stores like The Container Store (www.containerstore.com) in the U.S. and Solutions (www.solutions-stores.ca) in Canada. All those endless bins and organizers appeal to my innate sense of order. I could (and have) spent hours fingering the jewellery hangers, the belt racks and OMG the kitchen wares. But a lot of my organizational tricks are practically free and work beautifully at…

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Rising above adversity

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is one of my favourite non-fiction reads. Although it’s been out for several years now, I’m still inspired by the book’s message. Despite having a totally disfunctional childhood with shockingly incompetent parents, she grew up to become what today’s society deems “a success”. When I asked her at a book launch for her second book, The Silver Star, what…

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