Condominium on the Humber River for Sale!

View from the kitchen  Kitchen shot    Main Bathroom

I own a beautiful condominium on the Humber River, on Newfoundland’s West Coast.  And I am selling it.  I would also be willing to rent it to the right person.  I am attaching some pictures.  Feel free to pass it along to your friends.

Please feel free to write me at if you have any questions.

He’s Just Not That Into You!

He's Just Not That Into You

Movies, Movies Movies!  With no television, and all the rain we have been getting, I have been renting ALOT of movies.   Let’s start with the one I named this post after ‘He’s Just Not That Into You!”  Great ensemble cast including Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore, and Justin Long.  And by the way, Justin Long, the guy from the MAC Computer commericals, awesome. 

I haven’t read the book yet, although I have read about the book.  I enjoyed the movie.  I can understand why it made $177-million worldwide.   And although Rolling Stone Magazine trashed it, obviously a lot of people enjoyed it, and I am recommending it.

Some of the other movies I have seen recently…. Would you believe the very first Harry Potter movie?  I know, I am the last person on the planet who has not seen this movie – well now I have.  It was good. 

I have also watched Horsemen with Dennis Quaid (disturbing), The Taking of Pelham 123 with Denzel Washington and John Travolta (good), Ice Age 2 (love these movies), W with Josh Brolin (way too long), Northern Lights with Lee Ann Rimes (romancey), Yes Man with Jim Carrey (typical Jim Carrey movie), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Jennifer Garner (hilarious), and Observe and Report with Seth Rogen (so stupid it was down-right funny!)

Yep, we have had a lot of rain!!  Enjoy


My first Re-Run! Happy Thanksgiving!

With the Thanksgiving Long Weekend coming up this weekend, I have decided to run the article I wrote this time last year.
Still grateful, especially that Tigger is 14 this year, and still going strong

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada.  It is one of my favorite times of the year.  So many things to be thankful for and so many ways to say it.

For my family, there is too much to say!  Muchos gracias! (Spanish)

For the variety of fantastic friends, who bring different things to the table, Jag Tackar!  (swedish)

For my pet cat of 13 years, Tigger, who is ‘instant stress relief’ everytime I open that door to come home, Arigato!  (japanese)

Those are the things you almost expect to hear at Thanksgiving, but this beautiful day has also made me grateful for things you may not expect.

I am grateful for my home.  At times I struggle being a single person with a mortgage, which makes me appreciate it all the more.  I live outside of the city with a deck that overlooks the beautiful Humber River and after almost two years, I still am grateful every day.  I know that there are many people in the world without a home, so I am very grateful for mine.  Merci Beaucoup!

Reading is one of the joys in my life, and I realize that there are many who aren’t able to read and write, so I am grateful for those gifts in my life.  Also, the people who live without sight inspire me with their courage.  For all of you I am thankful.  Danke!  (german) 

I was on my deck yesterday evening listening to music while enjoying the view.  Not only am I grateful for my sense of hearing, but also to the talented people who write and sing beautiful music.  I wonder if you are aware of the gift you share with so many of us.  Blagodarya!  (bulgarian)

And finally a thank you to all the people who make the world a better place, especially those who do it in little ways.  Letting someone out in traffic, opening a door, smiling.  Everyday I see a lot of rudeness, but I try to move past that, thinking they are dealing with their own garbage, and sometimes its going to ’spew’ out in their every day lives.  I look for the kindness.  And do my best to try and acknowledge the kindness and show my gratitude, in the hope they’ll continue doing the small things that brighten a day.  Doh Je (chinese)

Here’s hoping you spend a minute today thinking of things and people you are thankful for.  Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!


This entry was posted on October 13, 2008 

5 Months with no Television

Will There be 6 months?  That is the question.  October is here, the evenings are much longer, and I’m starting to miss television a bit.  I do miss Dancing with the Stars!

Plus, I guess there is a bit of excitement with the returning of your favorite shows.  Now I don’t have a lot of favorite shows.  But I do wish I could have watched the Season opener of Grey’s Anatomy.  And I haven’t found a source in Canada yet, that allows you to watch previous episodes.  On the ABC website, this feature is only available to people living in the United States.

And I still miss the Food Network!

Does anyone out there know how to watch previously aired television episodes if you live in Canada?  Surely there must be a website available to us.

I look forward to hearing from you if you know of one.

Still reading lots!


Patrick Swayze – We Lost Our Dirty Dancer!

COUNTRY BOY photo | Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze

If you are my age, one of the biggest heart-throbs of our generation was the Patrick Swayze.  On Monday, September 14th, the ultimate Dirty Dancer lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

He is pictured above with his wife of 34 years Lisa Niemi.   My heart goes out to her today, his soul-mate and life partner.  You get to call each other soul-mates when you’ve been together for 39 years in total, and married for 34 of them in Hollywood.  To everyone who have been “in love” for a month, take note, that’s lust.  Going through good times and bad, stardom, a miscarriage and a death sentence – and remaining together – now that’s love.

Hollywood wasn’t his life – it was what he did for a living.  He once said his life was on his ranch, with his horses and dogs, and of course his wife.   The lead in such films as Ghost, Dirty Dancing and the Outsiders, this multi-talented star also did Broadway, and more recently, starred in a television series called ‘The Beast’.

There is an additional bright star in the Heavens tonight, and that star is Patrick Swayze.