Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Thoughts......

Just got back from the DENTIST!!! The whole DENTAL experience is up there with other fear-inducing situations, one would rather do without.

But actually, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined, in the dark, this morning at 4 A.M.!! It was a root-canal redo. First time was murder ( about ten years ago). But this time since the tooth was basically dead anyway on the inside, I really didn't feel a thing. Whew!

On to more enlightening topics.....

Last evening Ron and I (Sophie stayed with her grandfather and you'll see why in a second) went for dinner at my sister Mim's.

I have mentioned Mim in previous posts. She and her daughter Brynn live in the city of Dartmouth which is located across the harbour from Halifax. My family moved to Dartmouth when I was about 16 or 17. It is basically like a suburb of Halifax, but don't tell a Dartmouthian that!

Got to Mim's about 5 P.M. We chatted for a while and helped her with dinner.......rice pasta with 
turkey tomato sauce, garlic/cheese bread (she made) and a great bread for dipping (oil and balsamic vinegar) and wine.

Brynn arrived with her beau, Adam. 

We were all starving so to the table we dove and snarfed back everything in sight! It was delicious too.

Brynn has a cat named named Ollie. He is very cute and made his presence known all evening. Sophie would have LOVED to have been there! 

After we ate, Ron and Mim had the urge to `work` off the they broke out in a dance.

Mim who is a `personal-trainer` as well as make-up artist, always likes to show-up  her Her muscles are , and always have been, bigger than mine! Look......

She is very fit, always has been since she played football at 10 years old, out in the street with the boys in the neighbourhood! 

In a week or so Mim will be 50 years old. I have to keep saying this to myself. It is hard to believe that the `baby`in the family will be turning 50.

All the more reason to value our loved ones as time goes zipping by so quickly.


  1. How come there is no comparative photo of YOUR bicep? Hahahahaha!

  2. Glad the dentist drama is over for you! Root canals aren't fun for me, so haven't been for some time - I just want all of mine taken out. When I don't know.

    Aah, the food looks so good! Looks like a very nice evening! Aw, Sophie didn't get to play with Ollie!

    Yep, time does slip away, we once were the young ones, and now, well, we are the "older generation". My baby brother is a Grandfather twice already, my Grandchildren are having children.... where does it all go? Such precious memories!

    Happy Birthday to MIM!

    Brynn has one handsome fella!

  3. Ollie is beautiful... and Mim has nice big muscles ... wow. you go girl!! I'll bet you're glad the dentist appointment is over. Love the dancing picture. Gary and I have a record player close by and play 33 records and dance some nights... Thanks for reminding me... we have to get back into that, you're right, it's great exercise. Gracie wants to know what special treat Grampa gives to Sophie when she goes to visit>

  4. Whoa, there are some good genes there! Both your sister and her daughter look great! Your sister is ripped, and it's impossible to believe she's approaching five oh.

  5. It is very important to stay close to the ones that you love. Looks like a nice evening.

    As for the dentist. I just went for the first time in 14 years. As my punishement, she told me that my teeth look great. Then she held me down, kicked me in the jaw and emptied my bank account. And told me to come back next week.

  6. You are so brave...I am terrified of dentists!
    Your sister looks amazing. xxx

  7. Hi Jim,now I am so hungry,that food looks delicious! What a lovely name Brynn is,what does it mean?? Cannot believe that your sister is 50!
    She is looking amazingly fit and young. Those are the good times with one's family that is so important!

  8. Blimey... your sister is approaching 50?!! Gawd alive, she doesn't look anywhere near that. And man alive, I would love to have her physique.

    It looks like you had a great time, and it was a bloody enjoyable post all round! Thanks Jim!

  9. I wish I looked like that when I am 50! hat and all!!!!!!!

  10. John, You could with Mim's help!!lol

    Mim is going to LOVE these comments!

    Debra, you really wouldn't want to see my biceps!!!

    Sharon, Settle down now!! lol

  11. Oh my goodness. She looks like she is 30. Wishing her a wonderful year.

  12. Looked like great fun! Glad you enjoyed it.

  13. What a fun time! Mim is almost 50? Zowies.


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