A Life of Gratitude

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 […]

Photo Friday

Photo Friday

A quiet afternoon in April, my time my own to fill as I desire, I step outside on the deck, listen to the sweet sound of silence, breathe deeply, and drink in the view. I first moved to Kamloops when I was eighteen-years-old and, except for the past seven years we spent in Washington state, this city […]

Beautiful Sunday

Beautiful Sunday

We woke early this morning as we usually do; some habits from our pre-retirement life remain. I’ve been an early-riser for much of my life and don’t expect that to change. The sun wasn’t even up as I rolled over toward the big picture window in our bedroom and looked out at the view that […]

Taking Time For One's Self

Taking Time For One’s Self

For the past few years I’ve worked a flex schedule that allows me to take every second Friday off. I hold those days sacred, “protect the flex” becomes my mantra when I look around at the work on my plate and wonder if I can afford a day away from the office. I know, having […]

Choosing Gratitude

Choosing Gratitude

Okay, this is going to be a controversial post so if you’re at all afraid of controversy just close your browser and walk away. That was the first sentence of the post I had prepared for today. I heard something on the radio this morning that annoyed me so much that I drafted a five […]

Stress, and Lessons Learned

Stress, and Lessons Learned

Recently I tuned in to CBC  radio and listened to a program called Ideas. I like this program. It usually presents me with information that causes me to see life in a different way and this time was no exception. They were talking about a research project where the brains of younger people and older people […]