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Christmas Season Surprise

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Christmas Season Surprise

This is sort of a continuation of my previous blog titled "We Need To Talk About The "F" Word".  Where I shared about something medically that happened to me that was quite alarming.  As a result of that I was referred to a specialist for further testing and I'm happy to say all the results have been good news and likely just a bursted blood vessel.  To get to these results though I had to have a number of tests.  The last and final test was two days before Christmas, which was a surprise in itself, as I was told...

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You Might Be Allergic To This Blog

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You Might Be Allergic To This Blog

One of my favourite comedic lines ever is Jim Gaffigan talking about lactose intolerance saying "If you are lactose intolerant, don't be ashamed just because your tummy can't handle that spicy milk". It hits home because several in our family can't eat dairy.  Well, they can eat it but then it results in a word that sounds similar to dairy with an "ah" at the end.  Our family has our fair share of allergies and I have no idea why.  It seems allergies are far more prevalent today than they were years ago.  Anyone have an allergy to dust mites?...

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We Need To Talk About The "F" Word

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We Need To Talk About The "F" Word

The human body is a weird and wonderful thing.  Such as witnessing the birth of your children, thinking this is the most beautifully disgusting thing I have ever seen.  The various processes that occur within the body are fascinating.  My brain contemplating my very existence, recalling random facts from thin air, calculating complex problems, making thousands of choices a day, all while not being able to figure out what I came downstairs for.  Why am I down here???   I'm here to talk about the weird though cause we have no problems talking about the wonderful stuff openly and honestly.  It...

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Sand or Spikes?

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Sand or Spikes?

  This picture of me crying while one of my best friends and my sister look at me has an interesting past.  So often images from our childhood are actually the only memory we have of that moment.  I would guess most of us have things we don't truly remember but rather things we were told about our childhood that have become as real as memories.  One of those for me is about our dog Heidi growing up and how she bit me, piercing my ear.  I have heard that so many times but have absolutely no actual memory of...

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Anyone Excited For Summer?

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Anyone Excited For Summer?

I consider myself very fortunate that when I was a kid my summer involved the beach at Cassie Cape, the Washademoak Lake, the Amherst Shore and the occasional trip somewhere in the Maritimes.  With the beautiful weather yesterday and today I got thinking about summertime and reflecting.  I also wondered what other people do with their summers, in terms of leisure and get away, not just now but as a kid as well.   My mom's family had property along the Amherst Shore in Nova Scotia and so there was always grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins around.  We stayed in...

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