Author Archives: happyheart

The Day I Almost Burned the House Down

Eight eggs, a pot of water and a stove burner turned on high. Let me tell you a story. Yesterday I was multi-tasking, as I often do. It was the middle of the afternoon. I had been out all morning, … Continue reading

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I’m a Drinker

Did my title hook you? Good … read on. I’m a drinker. I really am! Every day before I begin anything else I need a drink. My whole day goes better if I indulge soon after I get out of … Continue reading

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Be That One

The last time I was substitute teaching at the high school I received a pleasant surprise at the end of one of my classes. Two students, as they were leaving the classroom, passed by my desk and said, “Thanks Mrs. … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

Over the holidays Peter and I went on a date with our daughter, Bethany. Our choice was to see the movie “Catching Fire”, the second story in the Hunger Games trilogy. We were not disappointed. It was exciting, thought-provoking, tearful/happy … Continue reading

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Tribute to a friend

Days like today and news like this makes one stop and think and take stock. Seriously. This morning we heard that a dear friend of ours left this life and went to be with Jesus. My husband, Peter, had been … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Song

My eldest son, Joe, married the love of his life and his best friend last weekend.  What a beautiful and heart-felt service! When two people in love exchange their pledges of life-long faithfulness with tear-filled eyes and voices broken with … Continue reading

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Firsts and Lasts

Life is full of “firsts” and “lasts”. Our existence consists of beginnings and endings. More often than not these times are interwoven, running into each other, blending together. Sometimes it’s hard to know where a beginning begins, and an ending … Continue reading

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Under Construction

Several weeks ago we had our driveway repaved. The project really needed to be done. There were cracks and hollows in the pavement, weeds were sprouting up through the weak spots, and it was fast becoming an eyesore. As we … Continue reading

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W5 is a Canadian news magazine television series produced by CTV. The title refers to the five W’s of journalism: Who, What, Where, When and Why?  W5  is recognized as the longest-running news magazine/documentary program in North America and the … Continue reading

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Say YES to the Dress

Reality shows have become very popular on TV in the last few years. According to Wikipedia, the genre began in earnest in the early to mid-1990s. It exploded as a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Reality television … Continue reading

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