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The Saturday Post

Dear Readers,

Another week done and dusted…and guess what? Today is our brother Bruce’s birthday. We don’t talk about him here much, mostly because we wouldn’t want to drag him into our bizarre rants without his permission.


Actually, we don’t talk about him because he was abnormally cute. Yes, we’re jealous. Grr.

But he’s a good guy, and today is his special day. Happy birthday, Bruce!

Meanwhile, back in London…

Wendy relaxed this week, knowing her husband was out of town and that well-bribed kitties tell no tales.  Hoping to stay up late and sleep in, she fell asleep at 10 every night and woke at 5.30 every morning.

So much for living the high life.

Gone, Girl was part of her entertainment this week.  Having read the book, Wendy was interested to see how true to the novel the movie would be.  No spoilers here, but she will say that when Ben Affleck, a Boston baseball fan, was asked to wear a NY Yankees cap in the movie, he refused.  Wendy likes his gumption and team loyalty, even though she doesn’t care one bit about baseball.

And yes, he’s naked in one scene, but despite what you might have read, he was never full-frontal.  Wanting to give an accurate report, Wendy brought her glasses and a pair of binoculars in order to give an honest and fair evaluation, so trust her on this.

Clutter clearing continues

At Karen’s place, the infamous clearing out of the garage went pretty smoothly, and there were no further sightings of mummified mice. They found one dead mole, but that hardly signifies. The De-junkifying Ladies are returning early next week, to work their magic on the basement. Karen can hardly wait.

Yes, she’s being sarcastic.

That’s all the news from hereabouts, but we hope you’ll tune in tomorrow for our Sunday video picks. Meanwhile, hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Karen and Wendy


That was the week that was

Dear Readers,

Well, it’s definitely autumn. No doubt about it now—in both London and Ottawa, there’s a distinct chill in the air. Leaves are turning, and we’re breaking out our woollies and thinking about things like hot cider and warm fireplaces. Continue reading

Behind the scenes Saturday

Dear Readers,

Well, it’s been quite the week behind the scenes here at After the Kids Leave. Just for fun, we thought we’d share a bit of what else we’ve been up to (besides travelling through Europe on the Orient Express, that is). Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Lars!

Dear Karen,

Today is Lars’ 60th birthday.  On 14 August, Lars Lykke was born, weighing in at 2.5kg and 45 cm long. Continue reading

alt="IMAGE-happy-birthday-America-after-the-kids-leave"Or “neighbors,” as the case may be.

In hono(u)r of your country’s birthday (what are you, 238 now? Gettin’ up there!), we thought we’d take the day off too. Because, you know, you just can’t have too many national holidays in one week.

So in lieu of our usual erudite and entertaining banter, here’s a little something from Robert Waite, via Huffington Post, on “What Canadians Just Don’t Get About Americans (and Vice Versa).”

Also, we made you a birthday card! Hope you like it.

Now, go party your brains out, you crazy kids! Happy birthday!


Karen and Wendy


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