Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Selective Hearing and Other Ramblings

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I'm really not sure how this post is going to go; it may end up being a bit unfocused, so I'll apologize in advance.  Forgive me if I completely devolve into vague ramblings.  I have been trying to cull something to write about, out of a pile of articles on menopause or midlife.  I have read article after article and nothing is sparking too much of a response at the moment!!

I will share one item that did catch my eye.  Apparently researchers at Queen's University in Ontario have discovered that middle-aged couples are able to tune each other out!  Really?  I don't think this is a news flash to anyone who's been married for a while! 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Back to School Memories

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Yes, it's that time of year again.  The kids in a large chunk of the Northern Hemisphere went back to school this past week.  It's time to get back into a routine, time to put the summer clothes away for the most part.  Traffic chaos is ensuing, largely because, not only is school back in, but crews are still working on road construction that should've been finished a month ago!  Not a happy combo, right there!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The Importance of Family

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Earlier this year I missed out on an opportunity to get together with a whole bunch of family members - aunts, uncles and cousins who I haven't seen for years.  The invitation came just after Christmas and I was worried about money, so I passed it up.  However, I regretted my decision almost immediately, when I stopped to think how rare these chances are, given that we're all so far-flung and busy these days.

So when I heard that one of my cousins from the UK was coming to Canada to visit this summer, I vowed I wouldn't make the same mistake again!  Moreover, she was bringing her sister, a cousin who I spent a large chunk of my childhood with, but who I hadn't seen for almost twenty years!!