Monday, October 2, 2017

“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” ~ Albert Einstein Home. A bit earlier than intended due to a winter storm warning (!) in Calgary. We enjoyed a busy and grand hockey-filled weekend but it’s good to be home where there’s no threat of snow. Yet. I’m looking forward to

Friday, August 4, 2017

"The world is quiet here.” ~ Lemony Snicket It's quiet here this morning: the kind of quiet that falls after a grandchild has gone home. A melancholy quiet buoyed by sweet memories. This is a repeat after me song! Hey Grandma! The littlest worm you ever saw got stuck inside my soda straw. My arms are

Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." ~Alex Haley I listen to the chatter of my granddaughter who is downstairs using her imagination and playing a game with dolls that were mine when I was a child. I wish it wasn't special.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

“Kids are hard--they drive you crazy and break your heart--whereas grandchildren make you feel great about life, and yourself, and your ability to love someone unconditionally, finally, after all these years.” ~ Anne Lamott, Some Assembly Required It's strange to be planning indoor activities while our granddaughter is with us this summer but that's what we

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” ~ John Irving One year ago today, in honour of my eighth year of blogging, I started writing a post and sharing a photo every day. My intention was to do so every day in the month of August--my blogoversary month--but it became a habit and I just

Monday, July 31, 2017

“Grandmotherhood initiated me into a world of play, where all things became fresh, alive, and honest again through my grandchildren's eyes.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd I wake to the smell of smoke. Confused, for a moment, I wonder if we left a window open. A quick and quiet check confirms they are closed but the