Just Vote!

It has not been a pleasant campaign at all.  The gloves came off early, past indiscretions have been dug up and candidates have attacked the personal integrity of others. Because of past behaviour, the Prime Minister has been labelled a racist by some, although his recent behaviour would point in a very different direction.  The…

Just read the instructions

I’ve spent the past few weeks IKEAing.  Seriously, it’s a verb.  It’s defined as, IKEAing: the act of assembling multiple pieces of IKEA furniture.  I just made that up, but it should be a verb.  Since we’ve moved, I have assembled a bathroom cabinet, a filing cabinet, a six door storage unit, three dressers and…

It’s in You to Give

I received a notification the other day from Canadian Blood Services reminding me of my upcoming appointment to donate.  And it showed that I have made fifty-six donations and that made me feel a little bad.  I’ve been donating blood since high school but I’ve only made fifty-six donations?  It probably should be a hundred…

Lessons to be learned

I wonder how many nights he laid awake wondering when the pictures would show up? Unless you were in a cave in Tibet, you probably saw multiple versions of our Prime Minister in black face this past week. I have long maintained that dredging up the sins of yesterday very seldom benefits anyone and Mr.…

Again with Thinkism

It happens to all of us; we read something online that we really enjoy. A post, a news story or just a picture that brightens our day.  And then we read the comments that people post.  What is it with people?  I understand that not everyone will agree with everything.  But do folks really need…

Sorry, Not!

To be honest, I had no idea who Bianca Andreescu was until I read about her winning the US Open over the weekend.  However, it became obvious she was a Canadian when I heard her apologize to the crowd in the post game interview, "I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I’m so…

A Gift is a Gift

Really?  I mean, really?  A recent headline caught my eye, it declared, “Selena Gomez ‘sick’ of feeling ‘indebted’ to kidney donor friend.” If you don’t follow entertainment news, then you may not have known that two years ago the twenty-seven-year-old Gomez received a kidney transplant and the donor was her friend Francia Raisa. Well, it…

A Simple Wrong Turn

Last week our District Superintendent and I were flying back from Montreal and were on our way to our gate to catch our plane. The escalator wasn’t working and so we headed for the elevator.  It was a small elevator and the lady getting on had a stroller and a suitcase and said there wasn’t…

Stuff

Stuff!  Where does all the stuff come from?  As most of your know, the Guptills are not only moving, we are downsizing, and part of that process is purging. We’ve lived in our present house for fifteen years, and it’s amazing the stuff you accumulate.  Add to that the fact that Angela’s mom has lived…

Nope, Not Today

The other day, I was just getting into my car in a parking lot when a guy came out of a pizza joint with a huge slice of pizza. And it looked awesome. Have I mentioned that I love pizza? It is one of the few foods that fits perfect as lunch, supper, breakfast or…