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  1. Nancy

    Room For All

    Every day seems to be a lazy day for me...a little bit of housework, sometimes some church service preparation, exercise, and lots of reading. I hate to admit this, but I'm actually getting tired of reading! It isn't the treat it once was.
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    Room For All

    Still a little too early to garden in Northern Ontario. Neat story on line today: A beaver was photographed crossing one of the busiest/fastest roads in the city....far from any water, too. Maybe he was heading to one of the lumber stores on that stretch of road!
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    My neighbours/ neighbourhood

    Our neighbourhood has changed a lot in the 33 years we have lived here. It was mostly an Italian neighbourhood, and sausage making and wine making seasons were very busy! Many of them have aged and moved on. So we now have a collection of: renters, neighbours we nod a hello to but don't...
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    Covid 19 Vaccine

    My husband and I got the first vaccine. Only two pharmacies in our city were authorized to give it and I was quick to sign up. Today, my husband's arm is quite sore, but I'm fine.
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    Covid 19 Vaccine

    My husband and I have appointments for first dose today! I'll let you know how I feel after it.
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    How was church today?

    We too cancelled our in-person church service on Easter because of the reduction to 15 percent capacity. But I was lucky enough to be able to sing in our choir. It was such a joy to sing with these good people (7 of us, and I am definitely the weakest singer!) We used singers' masks and...
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    Room For All

    Sigh, more lockdown. More on-line worship, holiday dinner without the family. I'm not liking this April Fool's Day.
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    How was church today?

    re the Ottawa connection and a get-together....We go that way once or twice a year in normal times. My husband's family is from near Ottawa, and I have family on my father's side in the area. (ancestors settled Hull, formerly Wrightville, now Gatineau, what does that say about us?)
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    Room For All

    Looking up hot cross buns recipes. Mom always used her ordinary bun recipe and doctored it with cinnamon and raisins. She also did icing crosses...pink icing, actually. And we always did a brown sugar and milk glaze. However, one on-line recipe did an apricot jam glaze. Sounds yummy.
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    How was church today?

    I have not participated in the on-line version of communion yet. I don't think I am evolved enough! Our church is opening for in-person worship (along with the online option) for Easter Sunday. We phoned people to let them know, and most were very excited to hear that they had a choice again...
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    How was church today?

    Okay...I have to take back some of my thoughts. I just listened to an on-line sermon that was SO powerful. It had all of 24 views, but deserves much more. It helps that I know the minister, and I know her very, very sincere faith.
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    How was church today?

    Pinga...I am right there beside you, suffering a little ennui. I was listening to about 3 sermons a week, and at first, I thought it was great. Now, I am becoming too critical. I think we are really missing community; sermons are only part of our 'church' experience. I just finished a Bible...
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    Room For All

    Happy St. Patrick's Day. My grandfather's father came from Ireland, to Toronto. So, I can legitimately celebrate. My kids, who are 50 percent Polish, get reminded about their Irish heritage on this day.
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    Insurance Premiums : 2021

    We also had a huge increase. I asked the broker for some assistance in getting a bill that wasn't quite as onerous on a small church that hasn't been fundraising, or even meeting very much. She gave me a name of a different insurance company to try, so I filled out the paperwork. Now I'm...
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    Reflections on the anniversary - March forward

    Communication has been important, although different over this past year. My husband and I learned to FaceTime so we can see the grandkids, and they can see us. I started a church newsletter called "Connections" and one feature is news about different church members. I make phone calls and...
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