Category Archives: Random Stuff

Grim Reality

I am just one of so many blogs written by retirees – our focus on maintaining an active and relevant lifestyle.  We are not ready or content to sit back idly with our thoughts locked in the memories of our … Continue reading

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A Chocolate Failure

Don’t let the sign fool you.  Welcomed, I was not. It all started while on a walk with Helen on the Trans-Canada Trail east of Toronto. Helen will stop and read every memorial plaque we encounter on our travels – … Continue reading

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butterfly ways

Originally posted on as I walk Toronto:
Garrison Creek park is a small strip of green between the railway tracks an alley of garages. Many of the garage doors were painted last weekend with murals all on the theme of…

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It’s All About The Hair

I think most women would agree that they have a love-hate relationship with their hair. I’m not any different and would argue that perhaps my relationship is even more complicated. You see, I’m an adventurous person, and not surprisingly, I … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Bits

I thought I might be overdue for another review of the photo library looking for random finds that haven’t been shared.  I found a few. I wish that I had the creative gene to image a unique outer *door* like this … Continue reading

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Jail Time

No, I didn’t break the 11th Commandment of “Thou Shalt Not Get Caught”. This past weekend was Doors Open Toronto, a popular event when participating organizations open their doors to the public for tours.  I had time to visit only one location this … Continue reading

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More To Chew On

For the second week in a row, I’m doing a Thursday Doors sequel.  This time I’m taking you back to the WM Wrigley Jr building I featured at the end of March. As bloggers, we often comment on this amazing community … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

The big news story right now in Eastern Canada is the weather. We’ve been having a lot of it – mostly of the monsoon-like rain variety – and that’s been translating into flooding. A lot of it. The Toronto area has … Continue reading

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I’m Late! I’m Late!

This week got away from me and it’s Thursday Doors on Friday. Hope you aren’t crushed in the Friday rush hour.  Have a great weekend! Thursday Doors is a monthly photo feature hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0

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I’m A New Me

Donna at Retirement Reflections wrote a post outlining a Retiree’s Job Description.  I think she nailed it perfectly in highlighting the roles, responsibilities, and skill sets to be a successful retiree. In our comment exchange, we talked about the need … Continue reading

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