Happy New Year
Monday December 31st 2007, 9:35 am

My Weight Watchers Christmas
Wednesday December 26th 2007, 10:47 am

We had a very nice Christmas yesterday. My brother visited, and we enjoyed seeing him again. My family had a great time playing some of the Play Station games we found under the Christmas tree. I kept to my sensible Weight Watchers way of eating, and for the first Christmas in years, I didn’t have heartburn from eating too much rich food. We had our Christmas feast at lunch time, and I ate turkey, stuffing, gravy and vegetables but in smaller portions than I usually do. I had an apple for dessert, instead of the usual plum pudding or pie. For me, it tasted just as good. For our supper, we had turkey sandwiches, squares and chocolate cheesecake. The cheesecake I had was small, but it was my biggest indulence of the day.

A White Christmas
Sunday December 23rd 2007, 10:29 am

Two days away from the big day. I have been ready since last week, so except for cooking the Christmas meal, I can relax and enjoy the ambience of the season. We are expected to have our first white Christmas in three or four years. There is enough snow on the ground that the rain expected on Christmas Eve shouldn’t melt all of it. In past years, if we were lucky to get some snow, it was just enough to cover the ground. This is fine with me because as soon as Christmas day is over, I would prefer the snow to be gone too. Our winters are so unpredictable that some years are very mild with rain, and others are cold with lots of snow. Environment Canada predicted a cold and snowy winter, and so far they have been correct. Our winter started in November, and hasn’t let up yet.

Sunday December 16th 2007, 11:53 am

Earlier this week I went to the semi-annual luncheon for CRA retirees. We meet at Brewsters Restaurant in Bedford every June and December. It’s amazing that most of the retirees look better now than they did when they were working, even the ones in their 80’s. The stress of working takes it’s toll, but seems reversible. For some reason the women look much better than the men.

One of the recent retirees, who had transferred to the Calgary office about twenty years ago and retired to Nova Scotia last year, sent us an email about what is it like to retire. I found it very amusing and very true. If you haven’t retired yet, this is what you have to look forward to.

Too Much Bad News Is Making Us Apathetic
Wednesday December 12th 2007, 12:23 pm

I have been thinking about writing something in my blog recently but nothing has interested me enough. I used to enjoy reading my daily newspaper from cover to cover every morning, and would often write about items which interested me. I guess you could say that I am bored with the news. I am suffering from news overload. I can understand why some people never read a newspaper. Now I just glance at most of the news stories with little interest. I prefer to read human interest stories, stories about my own community and the weather. I still love weather stories.