Category Random Thoughts

Books as thick as door-jambs

I’m struggling. Struggling with my current read, which, at 530 pages, has become tedious. I hate to say this as I’m so near the end, but I almost want to DNF this monster. I still have almost 200 pages yet to go and yet, I cannot summon up the interest. Don’t get me wrong, I… Continue reading

Looking toward 2021

As if I didn’t have enough to keep me occupied and, as it were, out of too much mischief, I’m doing yet another project, and relaunching the Book Blurb website. Yes, I know, that makes four (4) websites I’m writing for, along with this one. What can I say, I’m either a glutton for punishment… Continue reading

Partying in Style

We’re back in lockdown. We’re in a RED ZONE, no socialising. None. What. So. Ever! And yet … even at minus 21 outside (with the windchill) the YWCA has decided to hold their annual Christmas Party—for staff and residents—OUTSIDE! Yes, outside, in the parking lot, next to our privacy hedge … with loud music. And… Continue reading

A Lockdown Update

It’s been ages since I wrote an update about how things are here, in my slice of COVID-infected heaven. So, seeing how my partner chose to wake me at 7 am this morning to tell me the good news—that the Orange Cheeto and his spouse were COVID positive—it’s been on my mind for a couple… Continue reading

Snip, Snip, Snip Part II

We did something dangerous, this week. We bought a clipper set. We bought a very fancy clipper set … to cut hair. To cut ‘our‘ hair—not other people’s hair, just in case you were wondering if I were starting a new business. I’m not. For those of you interested in this kind of thing, it’s… Continue reading

Doctor, Doctor

No, this is not a Doctor Who or knock, knock joke. I have been without a doctor since mine retired over two years ago. And, since then, I’ve had to do the walk-in clinic—situated across the road from where we live—and get who ever the doctor is for that day. It is very frustrating when… Continue reading