Thursday Throwdown: October 6, 2022

Next Monday is Canadian Thanksgiving and I’m taking the whole week off for the Autumn SwearyMissMary Shenaniganza Extravaganza! But before that can happen, I have to finish All The Things at work. And then I have to deal with the case of chicken carcasses on my kitchen floor (Mmmm. Future-Soup!) So there needs to be […]

Grati-Tuesday: October 4, 2022

Without fail, at every wedding and funeral I’ve been to in the last decade, someone has said “We should get together more often”. At funerals it’s with a tinge of regret at the conversations one perhaps should have tried harder to have with the dearly departed. At weddings, it’s with the warm feelings of togetherness […]

Thursday Throwdown: September 28, 2020

Well, friends, I’m changing the format of Thursday Throwdown a bit – I used to give you 30ish minutes, now I’m going to give you a Top 10. I mean, 30 minutes is a nice, friendly way to tell time – I try to do a Outer Order, Inner Calm thing periodically over the week […]

Grati-Tuesday meets Foodie Friday

As I mentioned last week, my birthday was on this past weekend. To celebrate a big milestone, I decided to actually move forward with my Paella-Palooza party. The idea got planted as a direct result of Preston Food Crawl and nomnomnom, I have no regrets. I booked my party for 11 people, and promply at […]

Thursday Throwdown: All Mary, Full of Beats

Nananananana! You say it’s your birthday? Nananananana! It’s my birthday… erm… on Sunday. So you know the drill, the throwdown before my birthday is all about me! I sometimes joke about how dinosaurs roamed the land and the earth was still cooling when I was young (and I know, *technically* it’s still cooling), but want […]

Grati-Tuesday/World Gratitude Day 2022

Happy Wednesday, Friends! I know that this definitely isn’t Tuesday, but today is World Gratitude Day. And in my way of trying to include whatever celebrations the Internets or some social media feed provides, so best to piggyback them, am I right?  I try to show gratitude whenever I can. I don’t have a gratitude […]

Thursday Throwdown: September 15, 2022

Well, Friends, the weather has caught up to the month. When I walk King Louie in the evenings, there’s a definite chill in the air. There are leaves starting to collect on the windward side of the sidewalk, still bright as I crunch through them. This is my favourite time of year. Windows wide open […]

Grati-Tuesday: September 13, 2022

Happy Tuesday, Friends. Since we last talked gratitude, Queen Elizabeth II died. I have complicated feelings. As a child I loved the really great pictures of her on everything from fancy plates to collector spoons and tea tins to arena walls and highschool foyers and hospital waiting rooms. I loved that she served in the […]