Tidying up

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” We all wake up in the morning,  unless we work the night shift. Then we go to bed in the morning and wake in the evening. But despite differing schedules, we all have som…

Touching gestures

Sandy Holthaus I wrote my fist column for the Annandale Advocate in November of 2006. That’s more than 300 columns collected over the years. My mother has kept a copy of each and every one in scrapboo…

English discrepancies

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” The English language is a formidable beast, even for those of us who learned it as our first language. Language is all about meaning – communication. And sometimes contex…

As Long As You Can … Do

Sandy Holthaus It’s that time of year again – giving, giving, giving, receiving, receiving, receiving. Yet I challenge you to ask yourself and your loved ones to name one gift they gave or received la…

Help keeping resolutions

By Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, New Year’s Day is upon us, and it’s time for those resolutions. Many who are reading this will resolve to lose weight in 2019; however, about 95 percent o…

Just Chillin’

By Sandy Holthaus I am just going to say it, our house can get cold. I woke up the other day to just 59 degrees. I could not see my breath but it was definitely a morning to don a pair of slippers to …

What are the odds?

By Sandy Holthaus My daughter Zoe and her partner Quiller are visiting us from New Zealand this month. It’s fun to see them both and catch up on their travel stories. Quiller is from Prince Edward Isl…