Janet's Blog

When do you feel grown up?

January 18, 2015 / 2 Comments
me and mom

My mom passed away a couple of months before I turned 40. Not too long before that, I told her I’d always thought 40 would feel more grown up than this. She smiled, knowingly. That’s the first time I clued in that age really is just a number. We are who we are, and even […]

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I love a good challenge!

January 10, 2015 / 3 Comments
books

I joined Goodreads late in 2010, and loved the way it allowed me to organize my past, current, and future reading activities, as well as the social aspects of the site. During 2011 I noticed that other members of the site were in a reading challenge where they set a goal to read a certain […]

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2015 / 6 Comments
Welcome to 2015

In many ways, January 1st is just like any other day. And yet it’s not. When I used a paper planner, a new year meant a fresh new book full of blank pages to be filled. That’s one of the things I miss, now that my calendar is on my computer (and synch’d with my […]

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2014 / 0 Comments
noel

These salt and pepper shakers belonged to my grandparents and are probably older than I am. One of my favourite parts of this season is bringing out treasures like this and remembering times spent with loved ones. It’s interesting how every family has its own traditions. I was quite surprised when I later learned that […]

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Book Club Babes!

December 19, 2014 / 6 Comments
Happy 20th Anniversary Book Club Babes

This month I had the joy of attending a very special celebration — the 20th anniversary of my book club. I don’t know how long most book clubs last, but I think 20 years is quite an achievement, especially considering the fact that four of the current six members have been there since the start. […]

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