2014 Canadian Weblog Awards winner

I received an early Christmas surprise this morning when I learned that A Slice Of Life was awarded second place Canadian Weblog Awards Writing & Literature category! I’m humbled to be counted among the other winners in this category: Obscure CanLit Mama and InScribe Writers Online.

Here’s a link to the award site so you can check out the winners in the other categories too.


It’s mid-December and we are feeling like Santa’s elves around here with a few special projects on the go.

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Still taking time to sip tea and enjoy special treats–perhaps too many special treats but I’m not stressing about it. Mom’s whipped shortbread is one of those treats; every bite is like a taste of nostalgia to me. I also have some vintage Christmas ornaments on display this year–they were on the trees Mom and Dad put up when I was a child.

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Happy Friday…Happy Weekend.

Kim Klassen dot com

Linking up with Kim Klassen for Friday Finds again this week.


Photo Friday – Simplicity

December 5, 2014

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. Perhaps it’s because of cloudy skies and cold weather that has me staying inside. Perhaps it’s because I have been spending too much time worrying and not enough time praying. Perhaps it’s the holiday season. Maybe it’s all of these; maybe it’s none of these. It […]

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Butter Tarts

December 2, 2014

Before I retired I never dreamed I’d be spending as much time in the kitchen as I am. During the years when I was working preparing meals was a chore at the end of a busy day that I dreaded, and the thought of baking anything rarely crossed my mind. Yet over the past ten months […]

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Snow Day

November 26, 2014

We woke up this morning in a winter wonderland. Snow is in the forecast this week but we were still surprised at the volume of the white stuff that fell overnight. I was delighted; I’ve been anticipating the snow. Having lived in western Washington, where snow is a rarity, for the past seven years it’s just […]

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Morning, a Magpie, and Maya

November 11, 2014

It was a pleasant morning, a brisk five degrees Celsius outside–with the wind chill it felt closer to zero–and the sun was breaking through the clouds. It was cool enough for a sweater, maybe even a jacket, cool enough for most folks to need a pair of shoes outside, certainly cool enough that one wouldn’t expect to see a barefoot […]

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