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A Thanksgiving Story

Well, another Thanksgiving has come and gone in a flurry of activity; running around finishing all the different odd jobs we had procrastinated on over the summer, preparing our house for guests.   For 17 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been a big deal in the Cractpot household. For 17 years we have gathered all the… Continue reading A Thanksgiving Story

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Procrastinating Cractpot

I know in the age of instant social media notifications it might be a little gauche to post about Halloween in November, but I was too busy experiencing it to post about it sooner, so I’m doing it now.  Although I found myself dragging my feet a little bit in the decoration department I pulled… Continue reading Procrastinating Cractpot

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Cractpot Celebrations

Up here, north of the border, Canadians everywhere are enjoying a short work week after celebrating Thanksgiving on Monday.  With fall foliage lighting up our horizons and backyard fires and mulled apple cider chasing cool nights, I am reminded over and over again how lucky I am and how much I have to be thankful for.  A lovely… Continue reading Cractpot Celebrations

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Cractpot Complaints

Deer crashes through Kitchener Tim Hortons window ‘We thought a car was coming through,’ staff member says CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2016 3:41 PM ET An actual headline in Canada on Monday because, well, getting a double double at Tim’s has become such a part of our Canadian culture that even the local wildlife… Continue reading Cractpot Complaints

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Rockwood Cractpots

Thanks to a long weekend, the first week back to school is a shortened one.  Young cractpots and their lonely mothers alike, need only endure four days crammed into the confines of routine before being granted a two day reprieve. This cractpot family made it through only three before running away into the wildness to pretend… Continue reading Rockwood Cractpots

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Top Hats and Tails

Welcome to the holiday edition of CracTpot. Happy February 2nd… otherwise known as Groundhog’s Day.  While some of you might feel I’m stretching the definition of ‘holiday’, others, understanding my fetish with formal wear, have already guessed that if I put on my wedding dress to have tea parties with my daughters, I’m definitely going to celebrate… Continue reading Top Hats and Tails