Family Life

Welcome 2016!

Welcome 2016!

Are you as relieved as I am to have the holidays behind us? December was one of those “interesting” months for me–one of those “best of times, worst of times” kind of thing. It started off very difficult for me for reasons I won’t go into, but things changed mid-month when our granddaughter came to […]

Time

Time

I was in my office this afternoon preparing a blog post. Just back from having spent a pleasant hour in my garden, I was considering the blessing we are enjoying of having the gift of time. Time to call our own, time to fill as we desire, time stretching out in front of us full […]

Happy Anniversary, Gerry

Happy Anniversary, Gerry

Fifteen years ago today, on a sunny April morning, Gerry and I were married. It was a small and simple ceremony, at that even larger than I would have chosen had it been up to me alone. My soon-to-be husband was of the mind that we needed to mark the occasion with a celebration, though. He […]

Solitude and Silence

Solitude and Silence

According to the media today is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year and the day that heralds the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. I have not even the slightest desire to venture out into the mayhem I expect we’ll see portrayed on the evening news tonight though I did […]

Veggie Tales

Veggie Tales

“What is this?” The fresh-faced checkout clerk holds the sweet potato and looks at me quizzically. Many people don’t know the difference between yams and sweet potatoes (Or what the grocery stores label as yams and sweet potatoes. I understand that they’re mislabelled everywhere and most of us don’t realize it.) so even seasoned checkout clerks […]

Time Out

Time Out

Gerry and I have been on vacation for the past eight days. We traveled back to Canada at the beginning of our time off to spend some time with kids and one special granddaughter. Good company, good weather, and great food: my son is an awesome cook and feeds us well when we visit. On our […]

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