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So Close to Miserable

You’re all probably so sick and tired of my banging on and on about my wonderful, loving, supportive and gorgeous husband ML. You probably hate me for it if you’re in a bad relationship, but it’s like this. 811 more words



To insist often is in response to another person declining or saying “no” to something.  It can be felt as pressure or coercion.   Even when what is being insisted upon is, on the surface, positive (such as being offered something that is not really wanted but isn’t really bad–like a gift or extra serving of pie).  318 more words


I Was Born in a Small Town

When my parents left the Netherlands in the 1950’s, they settled on the Canadian Prairies. A small town in Alberta called Red Deer. Doesn’t that sound quaint and a bit “Little House on the Prairies”? 597 more words


The Other Man in My Life

By now, if you’ve been following my blog at all, you know that I hit the husband jackpot. I earned him. My single/relationship days were not great. 783 more words


Golden North ice cream recall

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Affected Products

Where Do I Fit?

First of all, I have NEVER met someone who could look me in the eye and tell me they came from a completely functional family. We are the generation that looked within and tried to find somewhere to lay the blame. 819 more words


Father's Pride

My father loved me so much that he had me on a pedestal. If I was uncomfortable with this, I was a bad daughter because who would not want to be loved so much that you were raised by virtue of that love above the ordinariness of humanity? 722 more words