2018- This is the year that was!

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2018 has been a good year in my life. There have been some inevitable ups and downs but c’est la vie! In the end the downs all came up ok and the ups were very good ups. Here are some of the blog posts that highlight my year.

In Florida, during the winter season there, I made my debut at the Intermediare 1 level. This is an FEI level and was a step up for Biasini and me. Here is a link the blog post about our journey.

In mid April we came home to Canada. Biasini shipped home arriving on the day there was an ice storm. The horses could not be turned out and it was a dramatic change in temperature for him. Here is a link to my post about what happened when he got sick and had to go to the equine hospital…

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Merry Christmas! – Reclaiming HOPE

Season’s greetings everyone! I’m taking next week off from blogging to enjoy Christmas with my family, so I wanted to take this opportunity to wishContinue reading

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Curried Crab Cakes

A Jeanne in the Kitchen

Crab is a nutrient powerhouse, containing  loads of necessary vitamins and minerals that all contribute to good overall health.  It is an excellent source of selenium, which helps to keep the thyroid healthy.  There is 3x more selenium found in crab than there is in beef.  Aside from selenium, it is also a great source of B vitamins, protein and omega 3 fatty acids, all of which make for a healthy diet.  If possible, it is recommended to eat crab at least twice a week, although it can be pricey, and is often considered a luxury food, which might make it more difficult to eat that often.  I love crab, and can enjoy it any way it is cooked, but I admit that we don’t buy it that often because it is expensive.  But it sure is delicious, and I enjoy every bite of it when I do buy it. …

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Special day…

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Most people would probably say,
that this is by no mean a special day.

Just a week away from Christmas,
no reason to celebrate, right?
But I beg to differ
let me tell you why, if I might…
For thirty eight years ago
I was offered the greatest gift.
My mom gave birth to a little bro’,
therefore making me a big sis’.
Tonight as we feast together
and rejoice over a glass of wine…
The whole family will agree
that this day’s far more than just fine!

December 17th is certainly a date to remember
May you enjoy it, my dear and only brother!

This is my contribution to Brutus’ request that we celebrated today as the special day it is. I hope you’ll appreciate my modest take on it, good Sir!

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Santa Should Be On The Naughty List

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I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There’s just one thing I need. Don’t care about the presents, shopping, or a Christmas tree – could we unblur the lines between good and bad? Make my wish come true, all I want for Christmas is less celebration of Black Hats (or Red Hats with Fur Trim), more celebration of White Hats (and cookies, definitely cookies).

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/12/03/santa-should-be-on-the-naughty-list/We cheer for serial killers, drug lords, mobsters; glamorize celebrities and corporate fat cats – I hear they can even become President.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/12/03/santa-should-be-on-the-naughty-list/We’re allegedly repulsed by the violence, greed, self-absorption yet…we’re mesmerized.

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  • Look at Santa. Or should I say: Santa Claus, Pere Noel, Father Christmas, SinterKlaas, St. Nicholas, Dun Che Lao Ren, Kris Kringle?Secret Santa indeed…he needs many aliases, with all the break and enters; sure, he leaves gifts but also a lingering sense of unease.

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  • Some poor child still sings…

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Keeping the Holidays Happy – Tips for Dealing With Difficult People – Reclaiming HOPE

I originally wrote this last year, but thought I’d share it again. It’s the season of parties and family gatherings, and the time of yearContinue reading

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