#MusicMonday; SONGS ABOUT WINTER

Welcome to ♫ Music Monday ♫ It’s been a long, hard winter here in the suburbs of Toronto; the worst in 20 years!   They’re predicting more bad weather for March, so I’m trying to…Read more

RAVES AND RANTS – #MONDAYMUSINGS

HAPPY 2017, EVERYONE! It’s been difficult getting back into the swing of things post-holidays, so I’m keeping it simple, to start. This is a short list of raves and rants, originally published last year, with a…Read more

SPECTACULAR LIGHTFEST AT NIAGARA FALLS #WW

We are fortunate to live near (~45 minutes’ drive) one of the world’s natural wonders, Niagara Falls. Read more HERE. Last weekend year, free from doggie houseguests, hubby and I took an overnight getaway there,…Read more

‘TIS THE SEASON, ONCE AGAIN

♫♫♫♫♫♫ ‘Tis the season to be busy Fa La La La La, La, La, La, La Hither, yon and in a tizzy Fa La La La La, La, La, La, La ♫♫♫♫♫♫  Much as I…Read more

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE | #FlashbackFriday

Welcome to FLASHBACK FRIDAY, where old posts are given new life! Flashback Friday, introduced by Michael G. D’Agostino of A Life Examined and hosted by Jemima Pett, is a monthly blogfest, occurring on the last Friday. Michael’s directive:…Read more

AS SHE LAY DYING

THE “SHE” CHRONICLES EPISODE FOUR Does your life really flash before your eyes when you’re on the brink of death? As she lay dying, the old woman’s hazy thoughts drifted back to a time and…Read more

THE DOGLADY’S 2015 RETROSPECTIVE

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! The previous year went by so fast, it’s all a blur! Doesn’t it seem like the passage of time accelerates as we get older? All the more reason to make the…Read more

NIAGARA FALLS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

We are fortunate to live near (~45 minutes’ drive) one of the world’s natural wonders, Niagara Falls. Read more HERE. Last weekend, free from doggie houseguests, hubby and I took an overnight getaway there, to…Read more

FUTURE MUSINGS AT THE DEN

March is busy season around here, offline. Families with kids are travelling en masse for spring break, while others, weary of winter, seek warmth and sunshine elsewhere. My little “doggie hotel” is full and there’s mud…Read more

SUNLIGHT – PHOTO FRIDAY

 ♦♦♦♦♦ SUNLIGHT: It’s summer and the warmth of the sun is so welcome after our long, hard winter!

#AtoZChallenge: “T” is for TORONTO

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 26 days – one for each letter of the alphabet – covering a myriad of topics!  “Travel & Culture” is…Read more

#AtoZChallenge: “Q” is for QUEBEC CITY

Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 26 days – one for each letter of the alphabet – covering a myriad of topics!  “Travel & Culture” is…Read more

#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS, JAN. 26/14

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop Continuing with Chapter Five  of  my Swiss boarding school memoir. Previous instalment Preamble – Second semester, Jan. – Apr., 1969:  My friend Judy had a new…Read more

#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS, JAN. 12/14

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop It’s been awhile.  Nice to be back and Happy New Year, everyone.  Today I’m continuing  with Chapter Five of “Internat Adventures”. Previous instalment Preamble – Second semester,…Read more

#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS, NOV. 10/13

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop Continuing this week with Chapter Five of “Internat Adventures”. Preamble –  Jan., 1969: We had just returned to school from Christmas break.  My room assignment remained the…Read more

#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS, AUG. 11/13

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop Picking up where we left off two weeks ago, after Angelika’s suicide attempt: Previous instalment HERE [December 1968]

ADVENTURES IN DOGSITTING; CHAPTER EIGHT

PROLOGUE Dogs have always been part of my life; a love passed down from generation to generation. Protracted unemployment in the early 90s required some creativity. Thus, my pet care business was born. This is a continuing…Read more

FOLLOW FRIDAY FOUR FILL-IN FUN; MAY 31/13

It’s Friday; time for some fill-in fun!  Weekly questions and blog hop brought to you by HILARY at FEELING BEACHIE  This week’s co-host: TAMI from EMPTY NEST IN IL  The premise is simple; just fill in the…Read more

‘TIS THE SEASON

Going offline for a few days.  Have a VERY MERRY! **REPOST**  (Dec. 5, 2012)