Ruby McBeth: Christmas Gifts – Alaska Highway News

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“We don’t build our lives by buying time. We build the lives we want, and then time runs out’

I start Christmas gifts early so I can enjoy choosing and buying (retail therapy). Our purchases can make us happy rather than being a last-minute concern. This year’s Canada Post Canadian Gift Book has arrived. They had great shopping tips for kids. Practice the “four gifts rule,” they say, “limit gifts to children to just four gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.” This could be good advice for both adults and children.

Eat well

Melanie Chapple, a Registered Dietitian, spoke to the Seniors Club during their Tuesday social time in early October. Melanie gave advice on what older people need in their diet. She also answered questions about the best vitamins for seniors. Mélanie specializes in eating problems for the elderly. It can help people who have difficulty swallowing. One of the services she provides is grocery shopping with customers who guide them to buy healthy foods. Melanie is excited to start her own business after working at the care home. A date with Melanie would make a great Christmas present for someone who has everything.

WI news

I recently attended the October meeting of the Baldonnel Women’s Institute. The ladies were eager to get ready for their fall fair on October 29 at Baldonnel School. Norma Beaudoin has more than 30 salespeople lined up. The WI District Rally will be held at Dawson Creek at Southview Apartments on October 30 starting at 1 p.m. lunch. Landy WI, who is organizing it, will ask us to carve pumpkins and make an apron.

Learn the lingo

The term for this week is “attachment”. If you saw a paper clip on your screen, it’s a sign of attachment. When you send an e-mail, you can add a document or an image. To do this, press the paper clip symbol, then find the document or image in the window that opens, select it and press “Open” if prompted. With most email programs, you can drag the item you want to attach into your email and it will automatically attach it.

quote of the week

“We don’t build our lives by buying time. We build the lives we want, then time runs out. -Laura Vanderkam


Ruby McBeth lives and writes in Fort St. John.

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