Author: Linda Calder

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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It’s My Birthday – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…and take advantage of the end of summer vegetable season

posted Tuesday, August 20, 2019

by: in Boomers

We have been hearing a lot lately about getting rid of single use plastics.  While it sounds easy, I don’t think it will be.  Being told by politicians who jet all over at the drop of a hat to drum up votes not to use plastic straws, just seems a bit hypocritical! People I know […]

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Summertime – dog walks, farmer’s markets, gardening, and drinking ouzo!

posted Tuesday, August 6, 2019

by: in Boomers

Where has July gone? Not long ago we were celebrating Canada Day and the month stretched ahead of us. And now it’s over, which means we are half-way through summer. Suzie and I managed a few walks down by the lake and then it got to be too hot, so we have been going to […]

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Finally Summer – time for gardening, dog walks, and bike safety

posted Saturday, June 29, 2019

by: in Boomers

Finally, flowers are blooming.  The world is beginning to fill with colour again replacing the grey left behind by winter.  I think the arrival of summer lifts our spirits after a long cold winter, and spring this year as well! As we drive around, we see the beautiful front yards that home owners present, not […]

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Ramblings and Reflections

posted Saturday, May 25, 2019

by: in Boomers

I think that sweet little old ladies should be able to gripe occasionally. So here goes! If I hear one more person say that something is “to die for” (such ‘that apple pie is to die for’ or ‘that purple dress is to die for’) I think I will scream.  Really? You would be willing […]

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Is it climate change? April showers brought flooding, but soon May flowers will be sprouting

posted Tuesday, May 7, 2019

by: in Boomers

April was a very wet month here in Ontario.  I hope that means there are going to be lots of flowers in May.  The grass is turning green so there is a bit of colour, and when we add the early flowers to that the colours should brighten our spirits. There sure has been a […]

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