And now that I like mornings... Here's how our daily morning meetings look. I get a Ready? text from David and he gets a Yup from me. Facetime sounds. I tap on it. Most of the time I'm already in the kitchen getting coffee and making breakfast. Occasionally, when I sleep in a little (Yes,... Continue Reading →
Love It. Keep It. Hate It. Leave It.
Thanks to social media conversations and hilariously reflective radio DJs I have been left considering things I love when I was much younger. Man, sometimes I make myself sound so old! I'm not. I'm just experienced (wink). Things I love now that I hated when I was younger Salads. Fresh. Crispy. Delicious. A whole meal... Continue Reading →
Mornings, I Love You—Now.
I am very slowly evolving into a morning person. I didn't always like mornings---at all. Ins and outs I can pinpoint the moment I realized that maybe I was missing out by sleeping in. The shift in my attitude about early mornings changed in the early 2000s when I was forced to go out. I... Continue Reading →
Why Did I Build My House?
The obvious answer is that my old house was so old that I needed something better than a crumbling shack to live in. The follow-up answer is that I needed something to potentially sell as the old house would be tough to sell as it was such a dilapidated mess. The not-so-obvious answer is that... Continue Reading →
Dear Readers I Want to Thank You
...Gratitude and Links Galore April 13, 2020, was the very first post of my blog, angiecounios.com. I was incredibly nervous putting my work out there without David, my writing partner. We also had a blog together (which has evolved into a newsletter) and although the first post on the Counios and Gane blog also made... Continue Reading →
Happy Announcements: A Reason to Celebrate
Shepherd and Wolfe did it again On Friday, March 24th at noon at the Regina Public Library, the Saskatchewan Book Awards announced the shortlist for their annual awards in May. David and I were nominated for our latest book in the Shepherd and Wolfe mystery series! Shepherd's Call is in the running for an award... Continue Reading →
The Case For Being Unprepared
There are two main categories of people: A) Those who plan everything, all the time. Research. Research. Research. Details. Plan A. Plan B and C, and D, and even E. You get the picture. B) And then there are those who just go and wing it. No plans, just moving along like a cork in... Continue Reading →
Sharing is Caring
What you're about to read is a direct copy of the Counios and Gane newsletter. David said I shouldn't copy and paste it because we don't want to have the same content for both our Counios and Gane newsletters and my blog. However, I don't think we have the same audience...and I like the idea... Continue Reading →
Does Anyone Really Listen
People don't listen, they just wait for their turn to talk. Chuck Palahniuk That time it became obvious that people don't At the dentist, I had settled in for my bi-annual cleaning, right after summer holidays. The hygenist was clicking away at the keyboard. I could hear her but I couldn't see her because she... Continue Reading →
David and I
One of my daily tasks is to promote Counios and Gane on social media. I also have a smartphone that does things like gather up pictures that fit into a category. The phone shows me the photos in what feels like a "look what I did Ma" moment. This morning I saw a nice little... Continue Reading →