Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.” ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes It was good day: real conversation and focused prayer with a friend in the morning, a hair appointment in the afternoon, and a good measure of quiet solitude in between. Then computer disaster hit and everything went

Saturday, October 21, 2017

“Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention” ~ John O'Donohue That seems like a good piece of wisdom for this day—any day, really. Today, I’m digging up a few geraniums and begonias from my large pots that I want to overwinter in the house. Tomorrow, Gerry will move the pots to

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” ~ Frédéric Chopin Autumn moves lazily along. I spend the morning making Sungold tomato jam using the tomatoes I threw in the freezer throughout the summer. I move

Thursday, October 12, 2017

“At the time I did not know that stories of life are often more like rivers than books.” ~ Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories I read a perfect description, on Paige Strickland's blog (https://stricklandp.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/a-teachable-moment/) of what it feels like to be an adoptee: “It’s like what if I was born with 3

Friday, October 6, 2017

“What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche I didn’t leave the house yesterday—well except to take Maya out and to spend a bit of time in the yard with my camera.  It

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