Welcome to my Life’s Lessons blog…

If this is your first time visiting, I’m a women’s fiction and romance writer AND a misplaced beach gal who lives in the Canadian north where winters last forever and summers are too short. I share a lot of snow and cold filled moments but sometimes we talk about books, flowers, and life’s lessons. Okay, my life’s lessons…of which there are many. Feel free to comment at the bottom of any entry, but if you’re too shy, that’s okay. Just know I love having you stop by for a visit.

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The Gift of Sight

My mother has macular degeneration, a medical condition which results in the loss of vision at the center of the eye. Eventually it spreads outward and causes blindness. This condition makes it difficult or impossible for her to recognize faces and read the newspaper....

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I’d Rather Buy Books …

… than food or clothes. You heard me. Grocery shopping is a necessary evil and I do it because we love to eat. Shopping for clothes is something I put off until there are holes in my socks and my jeans are frayed. But give me a bookstore – online, on the street...

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The Beauty Within

On Friday, February 10th, August McLaughlin is hosting the Beauty of a Woman Blogfest. Make sure you stop by her blog. There are prizes to be won, but even more important, you can read inspirational stories about women and men. Tales about beauty, not on the outside,...

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Shiny and New

Have you heard the tale about the curious little girl who, after breakfast one morning, left the house and headed down the block to grandma’s house for supper? (Don’t worry … this isn’t one of those tales where the girl gets eaten by the big bad wolf.) Well, the story...

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PATIENCE, GRASSHOPPER …. REDIRECT

I interrupt my writing time to take my 92 year old father-in-law (FIL) and 83 year old mother-in-law (MIL) shopping. My FIL uses a walker and shuffles at a snail’s pace. My MIL moves almost as slow. I must constantly remind myself Patience, Grasshopper, for one day...

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