Thanksgiving Needs More Cowbell

Happy Thanksgiving.  It's that tiny window in our year, wedged between summer frolic and Halloween.  I say wedged because Halloween is a full two month ordeal around our house, with decorating, planning meals for a Halloween party, designing costumes - there's very little time for this turkey nonsense to be honest.  However it still is … Continue reading Thanksgiving Needs More Cowbell

Kita the Adventure Dog

It was the summer of 2005 when we were visiting a close friend down in Kamloops BC, about 6 hours drive from our home.  In the backyard that our friend shared with his neighbor was this scrawny little pup that was, for the most part, neglected by her owners.  This pup was the friendliest little … Continue reading Kita the Adventure Dog

Look For the Helpers

How many times have you heard someone say “I have lost all faith in humanity?” How many people yearn for the “good old days” of people helping people instead of the egocentric, self-serving examples of human action that we see far too often in today’s world? Sometimes it seems like we are alone in this … Continue reading Look For the Helpers

What I really want for Fathers Day

As it's June now and us dad's have our big day fast approaching, I thought I would take a few moments and write a wish list for my girls for father's day.  I know I can be hard to shop for and sometimes finding the perfect gift is difficult so this handy little guide should make … Continue reading What I really want for Fathers Day

Personal trainer or Pirate? – planks and pain

  Anyone who has been married or in a relationship for a long time will know what support is.  When your spouse is trying something new it's your duty to get behind them and help in any way possible.  You may not agree with their  decision or even believe it will work but if their … Continue reading Personal trainer or Pirate? – planks and pain

May contain wheat – unlike my pet rock

I freakin love hamburgers. There, I said it.  Judging by the number of hamburgers that are consumed worldwide I can also only surmise that I am not alone.  I’m pretty sure McDonalds didn’t change the “billions served” sign solely because of me, although in my burger hayday I certainly did my part to help.  I … Continue reading May contain wheat – unlike my pet rock

Keeping your sanity: A non-political rant about politics

I rarely get involved in politics on the internet.  And by rarely I kind of mean never.  Honestly I would rather stick needles in my eyes than get involved in a political argument online.  This does not mean I do not have my own thoughts and beliefs, I just know that the chance of winning … Continue reading Keeping your sanity: A non-political rant about politics