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A Bowl of Everything

Many people in my wonderful circle of friends and family have opened a package at  Christmas from me that is a beautiful bowl. That looks something like this.  Part of my holiday tradition every year is to go flying into Olive & Elle in downtown Kelowna and not only wish the lovely team a happy holidays but also pick out my “Everything […]


Worried about a shark attack?

You’re most likely to be attacked by a shark on a Sunday, in under 6 feet of water and during a new moon, according to research from the University of Florida. But sharks are not weekend warriors. Rather, it is human leisure habits that lead to the fewest number of human encounters on Wednesdays and the highest on Sundays, followed […]



Want to not only be happier but also thrive? Learn to be more resilient. Dr. Lucy Hone is a world-renowned expert on resiliency and offers three secrets of resilient people. 1. Know that suffering is part of life. This doesn’t mean resilient people go so far as to welcome it in — they are not delusional. However, when the tough […]


Drunk Susan likes to SING!

Usually what I like to sing is show tunes, and on a really good night my DH gets to hear almost the entire score from “Fiddler on The Roof!” Truthfully there is also usually a quick trip into Joesph and FAME. He is going to be THRILLED, okay maybe not as thrilled as I, to learn that MGM is developing […]


Bruises, Tears and Smiles

Saturday was my first really tough day in the Tour de Victoria training clinic with Trek Procity. I promised you an honest account of my training for the big day, so if you are thinking about it and wondering what it’s REALLY like you would know. Cry count: 1.5 Fall count: 2 Thinking I should quit: 0 Moment of pride: […]


Training Log #2 – Team sports at 50

Wondering about getting your kids into soccer, hockey, or baseball? Do it. Not because you expect them to become great athletes, but because it will give them the basics of how to work in a team. It’s not natural to be learning this at 50. I think that is what has me on edge the most; not the fact that […]