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Wishes And Dreams And All In Between

The title is a misnomer because I am a snow-hater having lived where cold, horribly cold temperatures and more snow that you couldn’t believe was still falling took place. Since then we have moved and finally hit the mother lode (we thought).

We were all warned this would be the coldest and roughest winter ever to happen world wide and it is and has been so far. So this  makes it more difficult to go out and about as was normal earlier. It is now going into the third year of the Covid virus taking on the world and growing even faster. That, my friends, takes me to a place I don’t want to be in or continue to talk about. Anti-vaxxers? I just can’t go there anymore. I have ranted for two years and as long as they rush to open the venues for sporting events, it will never go away. They jam them in like they are used to doing and it just goes on and on. So…

Let’s talk about all the  positives and blessings we have in our lives but always having empathy and compassion for those who do not. It isn’t a big deal for me to buy a meal for someone I don’t know or go to McDonald’s and purchase anywhere from 5-8 breakfasts/coffee and drive around and pass them out to those in need. The ‘thank you and God bless you’ from those you are privileged to serve are beyond belief. It isn’t just buying a coffee in the drive thru lane for someone who can afford it, it is caring enough to be privileged to serve someone who can’t.

We are blessed to have all family, alive and well, living in heated homes, having food on the table and jobs to keep all afloat, neighbors who came in a dream (for us) and I wouldn’t want to ever wake up from, and light at the end of this long tunnel we may be emerging from, even trying new recipes and sharing with you.

My Wish and Dream for 2022 would be for you in your daily comings and goings to try something new and even succeeding  with all you take on, keeping your faith strong in all you believe in and may your smiles and contentment keep growing.

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A Little Conversation From The Heart

For almost 18 or so years, I have baked ahead and put out trays of goodies to Lead Into Christmas. This is due to the fact so many people cannot face the “happy” season due to family losses, or perhaps a job lost or debt that seems unsurmountable. We used to host dinners every December 1 for about 10-12 people and as they were departing to go home, we would give them a tray.

I remember one gentleman standing up and saying ‘this is the first time I can face Christmas’ and then I knew I was on the right track.

I have given trays to West Jet personnel at the following airports to say thank you for all they do for people at Christmas (and other times): Kelowna, Penticton, Abbotsford, Vancouver and Nanaimo.

Thank you is such a simple gesture and always from my heart. These past two years have been totally unforgettable, especially now with the flooding in B.C.; fires this summer and other personal tragedies but I am now ready to disperse trays with an open heart and I hope you all now understand why we start early and I am not pushing the season too far in advance. Besides, I am now a much slower baker.

This year, for the first time in years, we did NOT use gift cards for our family. I said we were going to buy actual gifts. Well, I did and then on the News they stated 105 containers fell into the ocean and it appears that product is now not going to be readily available. I bought everything before all this happened and wrapped it all up before Halloween (did this for years in competition with my sister who really wanted to see if we could do it all before Oct. 31).

Blessings to everyone and I hope the sadness in your heart becomes a little lighter because of memories you have stored in your minds and hearts.

From our family to each of yours Merry Christmas and I hope a much healthier, saner, and financial recovery in the year ahead.

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