Author: Linda Calder

Memories of Christmas Past

posted Friday, December 18, 2020

by: in Boomers

Here we are in the last month of what has been a very interesting year. We have become familiar with social distancing, lockdowns, masks, different colours for stages of how areas are doing, and daily updates on COVID-19’s spread. This a lot of things we wish we hadn’t become familiar with, but there is a […]

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COVID fatigue, celebrating Christmas differently, and a sweet holiday treat recipe

posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020

by: in Boomers

I hope everyone is still managing to stay sane during this COVID-19 thing. It has been a long time since it started, and we can expect a few more months at least before we see any degree of normalcy. Even my computer felt the effects of COVID. When I did a Blog for Remembrance Day, […]

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October – Thanksgiving, Halloween, and preparing for winter

posted Tuesday, October 27, 2020

by: in Boomers

After Christmas, Thanksgiving is one of the main holidays for many Canadians. Many of us managed to celebrate Thanksgiving in some way, but in a different way to other years.  After a summer of holidays and school staring up, in other years, Thanksgiving is a chance to sit down and take a deep breath. Things […]

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Fall Is Here – back to school, farmer’s markets, and changing colours

posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020

by: in Boomers

October is the beginning of the last quarter of the year. So far, this year has been different to anything we have seen. Rumblings in January about a new virus in China, but the government didn’t seem to be concerned so why should we? By February, we knew that something bad was going around, but […]

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Summer, Please Stay Longer

posted Saturday, September 19, 2020

by: in Boomers

The months seem to just fly by. It seems like August just started and we are now well on the way toward the end of September. We had a small family gathering to celebrate my birthday, and did ribs on my almost new smoker. They were wonderful, so nice and tender. I also did my […]

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Mid Summer Thoughts – Dining Inside, August Fun, Shared Recipes

posted Friday, July 31, 2020

by: in Boomers

So where did July go? We just had Canada Day and now we’re into August and the home stretch of summer. Things are looking up a bit with COVID19. Things are slowly opening up in Durham Region. For a month or so we have been able to get haircuts among other things. Stores are open. […]

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This and That – COVID Continues, BLM Thoughts, Canada Celebrates

posted Sunday, July 5, 2020

by: in Boomers

COVID 19 has still been dominating our lives and the news.  Every day there are updates on the number of cases and deaths.  The slow opening of beaches, parks and patios has been big news.  We still have to do our social distancing. It seems that on some patios, people are moving from table to […]

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Still Getting Through Isolation

posted Tuesday, June 2, 2020

by: in Boomers

Here we are still staying at home thanks to COVID 19.The number of deaths in long-term care homes is both staggering and so sad. Why has it run rampant in so many of the homes? Some of them are expensive places to live in, and they are also for profit. Is that part of the […]

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Surviving COVID-19 – a time for reflection

posted Tuesday, April 21, 2020

by: in Boomers

The COVID 19 epidemic reminded me of another flu epidemic when I was in elementary school. I remember a few days when there were only about five of us in our class. I think the rest had the flu. I did a search and found out that was a flu pandemic from 1957-1958. It was […]

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October Deep Thoughts…on plants, and plant based foods

posted Wednesday, October 30, 2019

by: in Boomers

Where did September and then October go to?    In September we’re blessed with a beautiful month.  So will the arrival of cold be a big shock?   January seems about right for the arrival of the first cold.  In preparation for the cold, I have been moving my geraniums inside so I can enjoy them in […]

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