Our Neighbourhood Outdoor Art Gallery!

My husband has a little sign at his desk, it says, “Do Less, Be More.”  Today we had a chat about this little sign and he made a good point.  While we are doing less it is important that we be more.

There are some artists in our neighbourhood who are doing just that.  I am guessing these artists are probably between the ages of six and twenty.

In the evening we like to go for our family walk!  Wayne, Boink and I.  We are fortunate to live in an area where there is a wide path and we can safely walk six feet apart from other people.  Along this path is a fence (more…)

The Extraordinary Dr. Bonnie Henry

 

A months ago I had no idea who Dr. Bonnie Henry was.  In case you need an introduction she is British Columbia’s provincial health officer.

Dr. Henry has been a voice of reason and hope for Canadians, using phrases like be kind, be calm and be safe as we work through this global pandemic.

Dr. Henry was first noticed by many Canadians when she broadcast a video with (more…)

These Are My People!

Remember when you were a kid and you would play for hours, not a care in the world.  You and your friends loved being together as you laughed and played with no concept of time.  You were happy for hours with these people.

Then, as your circle grew, maybe a new little friend joined in who wouldn’t share toys, cried when he or she didn’t get their way or was a voice of gloom and doom, especially when they spoke negatively about your other friends.

Ugggh, remember that kid?  Then you would feel (more…)

Remember To Hold Your Head Up High!

Is it just me or have you noticed the fear perpetuating itself throughout our communities?  You go to the grocery store and everyone has their heads down, no one is making eye contact and we’re all trying desperately to stay six feet away from each other.

I totally get it.  I do it too.  I feel like when I’m out getting (more…)

Because Of You, We Have Hope

Sure these times are tough.  This is something that none of us, in our adult life have ever experienced before!  This is just off the rails crazy.

It is a privilege that we have homes where we can be safe and stay at home but our anxiety and worry grows.  We are concerned about our health, the health of our loved ones and our finances.  Not to mention there are people (more…)

All My Love To All The Teen Girls!

Our group was tight.  We were thick as thieves.  We did everything together!  Hit the malls, never miss a dance, hang out in each other’s basements, crash bush parties, spend Sunday afternoons at the movies and yak on the phone for hours when we couldn’t be together.

Sound familiar?  If you’re a Gen X kid like me, of course it does!

I LOVED my teens!  Like totally and completely LOVED them! But . . .

Boy did I have angst!  Seriously bad (more…)

20 Years of glamjulz . . .

2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of glamjulz !  With all of this time to reflect, it’s had me looking back on the most wonderful times.

This year I was planning for some celebrations which would have included lots of hugs.  So for now we will (more…)

Historically, Some Good May Come of This . . .

Here we are.  In our homes, waiting out the spread of this Corona Virus.  As with anything stressful that comes our way in life, there is a good side and a bad side.  The question is, where will you focus your energy?

Personally, I am choosing to stay informed but not obsessed.  We’ve got talented doctors and research teams to handle this virus.  So, what will you be doing with your time while we wait this thing out?

One of my favourite posts that I read (more…)

Belief in A Family’s Dream

Sometimes all it takes is one special person to see you through the hard times and believe in you so that you can make a difference in the world.

Karin Kolb is doing just that for a very special family in Barbados.

Karin met the family in 2013/14 when she lived in Barbados with her family.  She has seen this family through some really tough times, with various health issues.  Now she is (more…)

My Florida March Break circa the 70’s!

As soon as March hits, my mind is flooded with memories of family trips to Florida.  What a lucky kid I was!  I still remember my Dad driving the whole way.  My Mom would sit in the front and cut up fruit for everyone, feeding my Dad as he drove and my brother and I would be squished in the back seat with our Oma while she puffed on her Matinee Extra Mild cigarettes.  Oh, those were the days.

If you grew up during this time I’m sure you have some pretty fond memories as well.  Perhaps we even share some! I hope so. XO

1)      Music for the car ride – My Dad was in control of what was played in the car, he was the driver so that was his decision.  He always enjoyed relaxing music with simple lyrics that he could sing along to.  You guessed it – “Yacht Rock” is what we listened to.  Some of my favourite songs are from many of the One or Two Hit Wonder Bands that monopolized the air waves back in those days.  Songs like “How Long” by Ace, “I Love You” by The Climax Blues Band, “Him, Him, Him” by Rupert Holmes and “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” by Elvin Bishop. (more…)