• Life
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017

    “But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I’ve been enjoying the new Anne series on CBC so much and I’m saving all the episodes with plans to watch them again with my granddaughter, hoping my little red-haired girl will […]

  • Life
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017

    “The first of April, some do say, Is set apart for All Fools’ Day. But why the people call it so, Nor I, nor they themselves do know. But on this day are people sent On purpose for pure merriment.” ~ Poor Robin’s Almanac, 1790 Still taking it easy waiting for this issue to clear up. […]

  • Essential Oils
  • Monday, March 27, 2017

    “I don’t really like coffee, she said, but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” ~ Brian Andreas A man-cold is doing its darndest to move in. The essential oils are flowing. The scourge of the plague, coupled with my own aching joints and restlessness, made […]

  • Life
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina I’ve been awake since three; it’s going to be a long day. Rain is likely, I can’t complain as we’ve enjoyed a couple of stellar sunshiny days. Gerry, Maya, and I will travel to spend some time with Gerry’s mom. Later, I’ll […]

  • Aging
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Still bristling over a comment made by a grocery store clerk yesterday in reference to an older couple who had just taken […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    “I believe in the magic and authority of words.” ~ René Char There is a woman named Betty who lives in the care home with my mother-in-love who does not speak. She is 99-years-old and has some dementia but, as far as I can tell, is physically strong. She dives heartily into her meals; one […]

  • Life
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” ~ Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution We spent time at the hospital yesterday–one of a herd of confused people looking for rooms, looking for people, looking for someone to ask a question of, and generally just wandering around lost and bewildered. There […]

  • Aging
  • Thursday, March 3, 2017

    “Wisdom comes with winters” ~ Oscar Wilde Life, like this fading flower, takes on a unique beauty at a certain point when the brightness of youth fades. It’s wonderful. We settle into ourselves, we come to understand, we learn to let go. It’s also challenging. The memory begins to weaken, the joints begin to complain, […]