Seasons in Life

Handle With Care

Handle With Care

I’m home alone sitting in a silence surrounded by boxes and a general pre-move mess. Gerry and I worked hard over the weekend sorting and packing. I feel good about the progress made but today my body is weary from the weekend’s activities. I am thankful for a day to rest. There are many details to keep track of as […]

A New Normal

A New Normal

It’s a damp dark, blustery, fall day here in the Pacific Northwest. I had an early morning appointment at the dentist then a consultation with a tax professional. There are many details to consider as we prepare for retirement and returning to Canada. Maya is curled up in her little bed beside my desk. She, […]

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 […]

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

A number of weeks ago something occurred that caused me deep distress and I began to worry and fret over how it all might turn out in the end. In some ways I was on the sideline of this situation but the fact is, what affects people you love affects you as well, and the outcome […]

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

It’s over for another year: the month that can be so hurried that we struggle to maintain the sense of quiet and appreciation for the Reason for the season, the days that can be so difficult for those dealing with loss, and yet that magical time when we can’t help but be captivated by the […]

Embracing Autumn

Embracing Autumn

In recent year’s I’ve dreaded the passing of summer and the transition into fall. Perhaps it’s because I know the dark rainy season is coming, perhaps its a mourning for the loss of long summer evenings spent on the patio, whatever the reason I’ve mumbled and grumbled my way into fall. This year I’m sensing […]