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  • Canadian Fall

    Every day is the same…

    How many people feel like this currently? Every day is the same. The pandemic is currently “better” in Ontario, Canada but it still is here. Every day on the news it continues and every day tells us it might be back with a vengeance tomorrow. So each day I go through the motions. I try […]

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    Adventures in the Atlanta Airport

    Dear Amanda, The very day that I received my second vaccine dose I booked a trip to visit my sister in Washington DC. I hadn’t seen her, or her baby son, since their road trip down here in December. As close as I am to my sister, it’s just been slaying me that I haven’t […]

  • Travel again soon. SOON!

    Man…things have been so crazy lately. There is a never-ending sea of crisis. I’ve even been to the hospital a few times. But finally, the Canadian and American border is opening! You still can’t really travel to the states but unless it’s “important” yet, but it is getting there. We also can finally eat inside […]

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    Suddenly It’s May

    Dear Amanda, How did it suddenly turn into May? Tomorrow Gavin turns 15. I can’t believe he’s going to start learning to drive already! May the 4th be with us all as he gets behind the driver’s wheel. He’s grown several inches since you last saw him. I guess that’s the nature of teenage boys. […]

  • How to Cook Canadian Pork Cottage Roll in an Instant Pot

    Sometimes there is food in Canada, that America and the rest of the world has never heard of. It honestly doesn’t happen too often,(I see you butter tarts and poutine) but the Pickled Cottage Roll is one of those uniquely Canadian Items. What is a Pork Cottage Roll? This cut of meat is boneless pork […]

  • It’s April… Spring Again… And we Continue…

    Dear Stephanie, It’s been a while. Things seem never-ending during the pandemic that never ends. Currently, Canada is not vaccinating people anywhere near my age, so we continue with another lock-down and stay-at-home order. People are burnt out and tired of it all. I have never been this long without traveling and seeing other people […]

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    How Am I Staying Busy?

    Dear Amanda, Holy smokes did life dial up to 10. How am I staying busy? I dunno I might be slowly losing my mind. I went back to work and am now working from home. My cat is stalking me. He looks cute in this photo. He’s lying. I know, I know. He looks super […]

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