A Fun Life

The Unfamiliar Becoming Familiar Again

It’s been a banner day today. After three trips to the insurance broker I finally have BC insurance and plates on my car. Cha-ching! (We insured two vehicles in Washington for the cost of one vehicle here in BC, but that’s a story for another day.) It only took two trips to Service BC to get […]

Time Out

Time Out

Gerry and I have been on vacation for the past eight days. We traveled back to Canada at the beginning of our time off to spend some time with kids and one special granddaughter. Good company, good weather, and great food: my son is an awesome cook and feeds us well when we visit. On our […]

MIA

MIA

Well, I’m not really missing in action but I’ve fallen off of my regular posting schedule due to two things: my trip to Cleveland to present at the American Adoption Congress conference and, after being home only two days, a trip to the happiest place on earth for me, to visit my grandchildren. I’ll resume […]

Car Talk

Car Talk

“Someone’s stolen the car.” I’m guessing it was about 5:15pm when Dad called home to tell Mom that his white Oldsmobile had been stolen. I can only imagine his shock as he stepped out the back door of his office expecting to find his “Iron Horse” parked in the same place he had left it when he […]

Don't Call Me Callipygian

Don’t Call Me Callipygian

I came across a post on a pretty funny blog called Catharsis recently called Top 20 Words to Revive in 2013. Many of the words on the list surprised me because I use them fairly often and I had to face the fact, yet again, that I’ll never be in step with all of the current […]

The Annual Check-Up

The Annual Check-Up

How’s your diet? Agh. I knew he was going to ask. I lie. Again. It’s good! I’m being very careful. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies, raw mostly. Or steamed. No butter or heavy sauces. He nods slowly, looking me in the eye, and I can’t help but wonder if he knows I’m exaggerating the […]