January 20 is upon us and I’m already missing the Obamas

Yes, yes, I know some of you may not feel the same way. More’s the pity. But before you startobamas haranguing me, let me be clear.

Today is not about what he did or did not do as President of the United States. That discussion (debate) will have to wait for another day. Today is about the man, his wife and their children; and why they’ll be missed.

It’s probably fair to say his 2008 win was not predicted, at least not when he first announced his candidacy. How could it have been? The young, relative newcomer was hardly a household name, even after he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, although he did Continue reading

I’m officially ready to move on …

While talking to a friend last Friday, she said something that sort of freaked me out — not because it icewas shocking or surprising — only because I’d thought the exact same thing myself, a few hours earlier.

Turns out we’ve both decided we’ve had more than enough of summer.

Don’t know about where you live but here, in Toronto, it’s been relentlessly hot . Day after day of humidity so high it Continue reading

I never realized how time consuming it could be to shop for, prep, cook and eat food …

So now I bet you’re sitting there saying “What planet is this woman living on?  What does she do, eat in restaurants all the time,celery or live on frozen dinners or have a personal chef?”  The answer to that would be “no“.  Sure, I eat out sometimes and I have been known to linger at the grocery store take-out counter.

But I also cook.  I like to cook.  The thing is, I’m on a diet.  Yeah, ‘yawn’.  Isn’t everyone always on a diet?  What’s the big deal?

The answer to that is, “there is no big deal.”  What it is, though, is probably the most Continue reading