• Aging
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017

    “I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.” ~ Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self I must be a very interesting person this week. I suppose, looking on the bright side, that it’s been delightful to snag all these extra reading hours. Last night, again, I was awake before 3am. knowing sleep wasn’t […]

  • Essential Oils
  • Friday, February 3, 2017

    “I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 I could use some comfort for my brain right now, couldn’t you? […]

  • Garden
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so […]

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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell This has been a difficult lesson for me to learn in my life. I’m a planner, an organizer, the antithesis of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants person. I like to visualize the outcome, plan […]

  • Life
  • Sunday, January 15, 2017

    “Everything’s going along as usual and then all shit breaks loose.” ~ Joan Didion (Please pardon the language in today’s quote. It’s just so fitting for what happened yesterday that I couldn’t resist using it.) Yesterday morning I was sitting in bed sipping coffee and working on my daily blog post. It was almost finished […]

  • Garden
  • Friday, January 13, 2017

    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus The weather gurus said it is supposed to start warming up today. It’s currently -20C so we’ll see. This week has been horribly cold–but sunny, so that does make it easier to bear. (Says she who […]

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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017

    “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew The bone-chilling cold has returned but I’m still proclaiming the month of January to be one of my favourites of the year. Yesterday, […]