As we near the end of what has been a rather interesting year culminating in the most shocking U.S. Presidential election since I’ve been on planet earth, let’s look back at some famous people who departed the planet in 2016, and there were many:
Welcome to the shortest day of the year. Before you say wait a minute, today will have 24 hours just like any other day, you’re right, it’s just that we’ll have less daylight than any other day. The winter solstice occurred at 4:44am Central Standard Time this morning while most of us were still asleep. The word solstice comes from the Latin words for sun and to stand still. In Saskatoon it’s also the name of a terrific singing group and I’ll have to ask Judge Grant Currie about how they came to give that name to the group next time I see him; but I digress.
A House of Commons committee is recommending Canada Post come up with a plan to reinstate door-to-door mail delivery to the parts of the country that lost it in the past year and also maintain a freeze on installing any more community mailboxes.
I went home on the weekend and saw my family, helped out my Mom a bit and had an all-around really nice time. And I came home with a vehicle full of food. Between my Mom and my sister - my home is now loaded up with cabbage rolls, every delish home-made soup you could imagine and tons of Christmas treats. Is this a prairie thing? My husband, who is from Cape Breton Island, thinks it is.
Only you can make you mad. I remember the first time I heard that and thought – what a stupid thing to say. And then, well, the year’s passed and I realized, it is indeed a choice. I say this as we once again get ready to take a flight of some length. I was contemplating how much my reactions on a plane have changed. I used to get massively aggravated at some of the behavior I’d witnessed or which had overflowed into the very small space that I was allowed to occupy for sometimes several hours.