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  • sustain (səˈsteɪn)

    — vb 1. to hold up under; withstand: to sustain great provocation 2. to undergo (an injury, loss, etc); suffer: to sustain a broken arm 3. to maintain or prolong: to sustain a discussion 4. to support physically from below 5. to provide for or give support to, esp by supplying necessities: to sustain one's family ; to sustain a charity 6. to keep up the vitality or courage of 7. to uphold or affirm the justice or validity of: to sustain a decision 8. to establish the truth of; confirm
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family day

One was working, one was sleeping, and the littlest was hanging out with a friend.  That was okay, because there was vacuuming to be done, cake to bake, a preschooler baby genius to visit, and laundry. It was a catch-up kind of day. Notes: I made this tomato sauce, and it’s going into my weekly rotation. … Continue reading

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hibernate

There’s lots to catch up on.  I’m running in a nomination contest for the upcoming federal election.  That’s right.  If you’re shocked, imagine me!   I went from waffling over what to knit next to planning a political campaign.  I’m excited, and a little overwhelmed – it’s been a huge learning curve. So bear with me as … Continue reading

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circles

Tonight was our last Circles before the holidays, and I got dangerously weepy-eyed on my way home.  It then occurred to me that I should capture a little about what this group has meant to me as I haven’t really shared a lot about it.  Or rather that I haven’t exactly been able to articulate it very … Continue reading

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comfort

A man walked in from off the street today, and one of my co-workers wanted help to deal with this ‘unwanted visitor’.  He just seemed lost, and he wanted to find a program that is offered less than two blocks away.  There were people writing directions and drawing maps, but I offered to walk him over to … Continue reading

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that bread

   Most Saturdays we like to hit up the local farmers market for the week’s produce.   It has a small-town feeling where we bump into lots of familiar faces and catch up.  We always split a half-sweet vanilla latte, and we always hem and haw over the dutch apple fritters.  This week we treated ourselves … Continue reading

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november

   My perfect fall weekend would be filled with family, hiking, knitting, making (and slurping up) soup, baking muffins, drinking tea, thrifting and markets.  And that’s just what I did.  I baked a batch of pumpkin gingerbread muffins and whipped up a big pot of roasted butternut squash soup.  I picked up the prettiest silk … Continue reading

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friends in the forest city

I love my family.  Like I would marry them every day if I could.  I will drop all plans to spend time with them. But there’s something to be said for friends- the ones who choose us and the ones we choose.  I’m confident that I’ve got this friend-making business down to an art.   And it’s … Continue reading

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last day of holidays

With a lot of digging around online and driving through the countryside, we managed to hunt down a little piece of the Trans Canada Trail.   I was more excited than you can possibly imagine.  It was literally out in the middle of nowhere, and we drove by it twice before spotting it.  We walked … Continue reading

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indoors day

Today we took one look outside, and we decided to stay in.  I had downloaded the audio file of this month’s mother-daughter book club selection, and we curled up in the bedroom with the most beds and blankets and listened to seven chapters while making bracelets with embroidery floss (I kept on knitting!).  We paused … Continue reading

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sibbald point provincial park

I’ve decided that I’m going to ask for an Ontario Parks annual pass for Christmas.  I could hit up the Pinery every weekend in the summer, and get more than my money’s worth.  Plus we could also return to Sibbald Point which is beautiful and only an hour north of Toronto.  And I have no doubt … Continue reading

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