I am a middle aged person living in Canada. I am retired and longtime married with adult kids.

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Allergic to lemonade

July 11, 2018
I cannot even begin to describe what the last 10 years have been like.  I wrote about some of it before the 6 yr gap between my entries here on OD. The ghastly trend continued during those years including more death and illness. Lately we are wondering if we are gong to be able to…
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  • Changes
    July 5, 2018
    I just changed my username and my profile. I can’t change the @ yet but I read  that may be coming down the road.  Going to continue to use tumblr for most knitting content. My fave social media is IG. But here I can write and rant and wallow and be gleeful anonymously for the…
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  • HELLO OD WORLD
    July 5, 2018
    Hello OD 😍👍👏 It’s been a while. Just checking in, horribly hot in Atlantic Canada where I live. But it is summer and I’m still alive and here after an incredibly tough decade. Lots of fam members, friends and fam members of loved ones and friends have died recently #f*ckcancer and it’s the Chines...
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  • postcard project for 2014
    January 4, 2014
    I have decided in honour of Canada Post's decision to discontinue residential home delivery service (gradually phasing it out over the next 5 years) that I would send a postcard once a week.  The first one went in the mail today.  I love postcards, I have a collection that dates ba...
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  • closure
    September 19, 2013
    It's been almost exactly 16 months since my dad died.  Grieving is a long and arduous process even if everything else in your life is running smoothly.  Well my life has been full of rough road patches, bumps and hills and when I have had a minute to try and catch my breath I would…
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  • Backgammon
    June 20, 2013
    Last week I played backgammon for the first time in probably a couple of decades.  I played with a dear old friend, she and I used to play this game quite a lot.  I have ds#1 to thank for reminding us about that game and my friend for bringing her board/set when she came into the&h...
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  • thinking about moving
    April 1, 2013
    Life has dumped another load of lemons in our living room so we are drinking lots of lemonade.  While we don't have all the relevant information yet (some of this depends on legal stuff that has yet to start going through the court system, something that is supposed to happen later this mont...
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  • You know you are getting older when
    March 8, 2013
    I just read  fb entry where somebody's parents flew in from the west coast to look after her kids and animals while she went off to LA for some training or workshop.  My parents never did much of that even when they were younger but such opportunities are years if not decades past....
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  • empty nesting
    January 14, 2013
    I can sort of maybe imagine that people, especially those who have been stay at home parents, might feel at a loss when their last kid leaves home.  But on the other hand I can't really imagine what it might be like because I have been at this parenting gig for almost 27 years now…
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  • RIP
    December 23, 2012
    Woke up yesterday morning to discover that the 57 year old woman missing in the city where I live was somebody that I knew, not well but she was one of the first people I met when we moved out here 18 years ago.  We were part of a food coop together and then part of a…
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