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Together 56 years, Married 51 years. Sober since 2009. "You've always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." (The Wizard of Oz)

Celebrating almost 15 years of sobriety on my favourite beach 2024

So happy to be back at my favourite Caribbean beach.
Today, I had my sister take my pic.
SMY stayed home with our fur babies....heading back home tomorrow.
Thank you to all my SI friends for your support since 2009.
Love & Blessings,
Life is good!

6 comments posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Celebrating 14 years of Sobriety

Hello SI friends,
One day at a time...and I am blessed with a supportive family and God's grace.
Blessings to all!

10 comments posted: Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Celebrating 5055 Days of Sobriety On Our Favourite Beach

After a four year hiatus from our favourite winter beach...

SMY is at home with our fur babies and my sweet DIL came with me this year.

Let's hope that my H and I return next February...

16 comments posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Please send smy and Max your loving support and prayers

Dear SI friends,

I made it to my favourite winter getaway destination after all! Annual beach pic returns tomorrow. My dear DIL has accompanied me; SMY had to stay home, not only due to some health issues, but he didn't want to be apart from our three fur babies.

Our sweet old Max's health has declined significantly in the last few days; I knew his time was near, but H has held on to hope. H says that Max misses his Mommy and is determined that he'll hang on until I get home on Thursday. I can only pray that is so. But I reminded H that we can't be selfish; what Max needs is top priority.

So, please send SMY and Max your love. Max has helped H get through so much in the past 14+ years. My heart is breaking for them. crying SMY found a soaking wet kitten about 3 months old in our driveway back in 2008 and they formed an immediate bond. They are best buds!

10 comments posted: Monday, February 27th, 2023

Celebrating 5000 days of Sobriety

I haven't been back for a while, but I know some old timers will remember my sobriety journey, especially the pics that I used to share from our favourite winter island destination. Unfortunately, due, in part, to my H's health ups and downs, (plus the seeming nightmare of air travel), I don't think we'll get there this year. Life is good; we're old and moving more slowly, but we are holding on tighter and love each other very, very much. We just celebrated 55 years together back in early December.

19 comments posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Thirteen Years Sobriety

16 comments posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Happy Birthday somanyyears!!!

Getting my social distancing class ready...

...and they're flying down the lake...

10 comments posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Happy Birthday, smy!!! on Canada Day!!!

6 comments posted: Monday, July 1st, 2019

For My Fellow SIers Who Are Tired of Winter

My son sent me this....thought I'd share....there's hope for spring

6 comments posted: Friday, March 29th, 2019

Mangled Heart please

Hi MH,

Could you please change my new Survivor thread title to the fancy one for this new season 36?

Thank you,


2 comments posted: Monday, February 26th, 2018

Survivor Ghost Island

Season 36 starts on Wednesday, February 28th.

The show returns to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji.

Like last season, weekly updates will be posted on Thursdays.

Please come in and share...

Survivor: Ghost Island

This season features 20 new castaways divided into two groups of 10. The “Ghost Tribe” theme itself revolves around the bad decisions of past players.

In a new twist, players may be sent to a separate haunted island with a graveyard of artifacts representing past Survivor blunders. It's a place that offers the opportunity to seize cursed relics including real idols and advantages from the past, including from Brazil, China, Africa, and Australia, and use them toward future purposes. Can the players "reverse the curse" on an immunity idol that was previously played poorly?

These castaways will be forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other in an attempt to become the Sole Survivor.

The Naviti Tribe

• Angela Perkins (Army Veteran, age 42) ~ Final four, Lost fire challenge to Wendell, 10th and final member of the Jury

• Bradley Kleihege (Law Student, age 26)~ Voted off 7th

• Chelsea Townsend (EMT & Professional Cheerleader, age 24)~ Voted off 13th, sixth member of the Jury

• Chris Noble (Professional Model, age 27) ~ Voted off 8th, first member of the Jury

• Desiree Afuye (Student, age 21)~ Voted off 10th, third member of the Jury

• Domenick Abbate (Construction Supervisor, age 38) ~ Final three, 2nd place finish

• Kellyn Bechtold (Career Counselor, age 31) ~ Voted off 14th, seventh member of the Jury

• Morgan Ricke (Marine Animal Trainer, age 29) ~ Voted off 3rd

• Sebastian Noel (Fishing Guide, age 22) ~ Final six, Voted off 15th, eighth member of the Jury

• Wendell Holland (Furniture Company Owner, age 33) ~ WINNER

The Malolo Tribe

• Brendan Shapiro (P.E. Teacher, age 41) ~ Voted off 4th

• Donathan Hurley (Caretaker, age 26) ~ Final six, Voted off 16th, ninth member of the Jury

• Jacob Derwin (Music Teacher, age 22) ~ Voted off 2nd

• James Lim (Business Analyst, age 24) ~ Voted off 6th

• Jenna Bowman (Advertising Account Executive, age 23) ~ Voted off 11th, fourth member of the Jury

• Laurel Johnson (Financial Consultant, age 29)~ Final three, was forced to choose the Winner after a 5/5 vote split between Domenick and Wendell

• Libby Vincek (Social Media Strategist, age 24) ~ Voted off 9th, second member of the Jury

• Michael Yerger (Real Estate Agent, age 18) ~ Voted off 12th, fifth member of the Jury

• Stephanie Gonzalez (Graphic Sales, age 26) ~ Voted off 1st

• Stephanie Johnson (Yoga Instructor, age 34) ~ Voted off 5th

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25 comments posted: Monday, February 26th, 2018

Happy Groundhog Day

How soon is spring? As far as I'm concerned, not soon enough!

But here are some of the prognosticators' forecasts:

Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees his shadow after emerging from his burrow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it's a cloudy day, spring is just around the corner!

Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam was the first to waddle out - he didn't see his shadow.

Ontario's Wiarton Willie also predicted six more weeks of winter at 8:07 am ET.

So spring is coming, people!!!


Their American cousin, Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania did see his shadow at 7:18 a.m. ET - more winter weather.

Thanks, Phil!!

2 comments posted: Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Expiration dates on food

I have always been very observant with expiry dates on canned goods, condiments, etc. My 42 year-old son is more extreme than me.

He sent me this pic today:

3 comments posted: Thursday, February 1st, 2018


Hi there, mods!

Any chance that we can have a Survivor thread for the new season that starts tonight?

Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers

Many fans await.....


45 comments posted: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Share Your Santa Pics

I believe we had this thread last year, and it was quite enjoyable to travel the sentimental journey and our childhood (not!) photos with Santa.

Please share yours!

Merry Christmas, SI!

These are with my twin sister (she's 15 minutes younger).

1955, Age 4 1/2

Last week, Age 64, 60 years after the first.

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1 comment posted: Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

Our True North Strong And Free!

148 years young!

A mari usque ad mare

....Happy Birthday to my H (known as a Dominion Day baby back in the old days...)

[This message edited by looking forward at 7:43 AM, July 1st (Wednesday)]

1 comment posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

What is it? What's emerging?

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago.

Strange....very strange...

9 comments posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015

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