Just Being One of the Goodfellows

Just Being One of the Goodfellows

How are we already into November? I can’t even think of the number of days until Christmas, but I have to report that the kids already have their bedrooms finished with lights and Christmas decorations. We have to be ready for the holiday season, and the next break...
Will it be easy? Nope!   Worth it? Absolutely!

Will it be easy? Nope! Worth it? Absolutely!

162 Days.  67 pounds in total lost since January 2017. It has taken me 9 months to accomplish my ultimate goal! I am proud to report no more medications for me! All of the diseases that I had that were associated with me being obese are all at NORMAL levels! For me,...
The Perils of Complacency

The Perils of Complacency

We have seen some very disturbing and destructive hurricanes and earthquakes in the last month which makes me feel very lucky that we live in the Great Lakes area. Not to say that we have not seen flooding or tornadoes in our recent past, but not like the disasters...
Getting To Know Tim: Precious Summer Memories

Getting To Know Tim: Precious Summer Memories

On July 22nd, my daughter Hayley and I set out on a week away with my family up past Parry Sound to Rockwood Resort, set on the waters connecting to the beautiful Georgian Bay. Many months ago, when we had gathered by my Uncle Frank’s funeral in London, we had time as...
This Week In The Markets

This Week In The Markets

Today’s financial landscape is frightening; NAFTA is being re-examined, the Bank of Canada has increased interest rates and inflation is always a given. In the following financial statement, TD released its weekly bottom line that addresses some of these...
The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

Have you noticed how windy it’s been this summer? With the change in temperature and it being either very wet or being very dry, it sure makes you wonder if the weather has changed. I should first tell you that I have been a weather freak since I was a kid. I always...
Getting to Know Laura: The Movie Buff

Getting to Know Laura: The Movie Buff

I LOVE movies, always have. Growing up, we always watched movies on TV. I remember Rita Bell in the morning, Bill Kennedy in the afternoons, the After School movies. My favourite was Sunday mornings when I got home from church – Shirley Temple or Andy Hardy movies –...
Critical Illness for Critical Times

Critical Illness for Critical Times

Maybe it’s my personal experience, maybe it’s the stories that I have heard from others; the one thing I know is that life changes in the face of a life changing moment. Imagine hearing the words that everyone dreads – “you have cancer”. Believe me when I say that I...
The Easy Way Out

The Easy Way Out

On May 2 2017, due to numerous serious health issues and following the same path of my mother who passed away at 53 in 2000, I underwent roux en y gastric bypass surgery. I’ve heard before that this is taking the easy way out.  Well, I am here to tell you it has been...