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Reading For Remembrance Day

cover of d-day girlsA year or two ago, I remember my brother saying that on Remembrance Day, he tries to read a book about the World Wars. I decided this year to do the same. So while at the library, I picked out D-Day Girls: The Spies who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose. This book tells the story of three of the women who answered the call to war, becoming saboteurs in France. It sounds very interesting, and after reading The Huntress back in September, I am eager to learn more about the largely unknown women who helped in the Wars.


I’m hoping to make this a yearly reading tradition.


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#WriteTuesday – Merry Ukrainian Christmas!

lol, holiday season does stretch on for a bit on my family.  Today is Ukrainian Christmas; last night, my family had our last big dinner of the season.  We have 12 meatless dishes as tradition demands, but we’ve modified things a bit, having some traditional dishes (like kutia, borscht, meatless cabbage rolls, and perogies) and some non-traditional ones (I asked for more vegetable dishes because the whole meal is usually such a starch overload!)  My immediate family also has our own tradition: we started opening stocking presents on Ukrainian Christmas Eve as well.  This tradition has actually morphed over the years – originally we all spent $20 on everyone, but now we’ve made it a Secret Santa, and donate the extra money we would have spent to charity (every year a different person chooses the charity – this year was my sister-in-law’s choice).  Finally, we’ve changed it again: instead of buying something, you make something (with the same $20 limit for materials).  🙂

So once again I didn’t do much writing over the last week (although I did fit in some editing). But holiday season is mostly over, so hopefully I’ll have more to report next week!

Khrystos Rozhdayetsia!

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#WriteTuesday – Happy New Year!

As last week was Christmas Eve, I wasn’t paying attention and forgot to post on Tuesday; I didn’t want to make the same mistake this week, too, even though it’s New Year’s Eve.  As I’m sure we’re all busy with the holidays, I wanted to wish everyone all the best for 2020!!!

I’ll hopefully get back to posting regular #WriteTuesday posts next week. 🙂

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#WriteTuesday – Happy Family Day!

Not much of an update today.  I got a bit messed up on what day it was (I kept thinking that yesterday was Sunday).  This weekend was the Family Day Weekend here in Ontario, so I spent the weekend mostly out with friends and family skiing and snowshoeing.  So no real writing update today (I’m going to get some writing in later today though!)

I will give a bamboo update though (probably the last one for a while): my bamboo is absolutely loving getting fresh filtered water every two weeks and has some new growth!!! Check it out:

lucky bamboo with new leaves gowing

You can see that there are a few new little leaves on that branch! 🙂

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No #WriteTuesday Today

There’s going to be no #WriteTuesday this week or next week because today is Christmas and next Tuesday is New Year’s Day (which is when I write about my goals for the year).  So I decided to take a break from #WriteTuesday until the New Year.

But I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas written in sand

My Christmas message from a few years ago when I was in Florida over the Holidays. 🙂

I’ll get back to the weekly reports on what I’m up to in 2019! 😉

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