Surviving Winter At The Worm Hotel

March 8, 2015
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It was a beautiful day here in the ‘Loops and we took advantage of the afternoon to head down to our community garden plot to do a bit of prep for the season ahead. I’m anticipating putting peas in the ground before the end of the month. When we returned to Canada last year I […]

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Retirement – One Year In

March 3, 2015
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As I write this it’s early on a quiet Sunday morning in January. Gerry is away for the weekend spending time with his parents who, in their nineties, need some extra attention now and then. My home is quiet, save for the comforting hum of the furnace and the tap-tap of Maya’s toenails as she […]

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Love Is Like A Buttercup

March 2, 2015
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No matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t find my photography mojo last week. Kim Klassen’s assignment for our Be Still – Fifty Two class came to me mid-week and I dabbled with this and that over the next couple of days taking many photographs but nothing that really spoke to me. Frustrated, and in […]

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My Thursday

February 26, 2015
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I look forward to Thursdays all week because, even in retirement, life can be busy. I schedule nothing on Thursday that I need to leave the house for. I protect the day. It’s mine. On Wednesday I receive the latest lesson from the Be Still – Fifty Two class I’m taking from Kim Klassen. I […]

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Family Threads

February 23, 2015
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This piece was original published by the Forget Me Not Family Society in the Winter 2015 edition of the Adoption Circles newsletter. My husband gave me an antique stove for Christmas. It now sits in my office and every time I enter the room I‘m reminded of a time when life was perhaps less complicated, but certainly harsher, than […]

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Weekend Reading – February 19

February 20, 2015
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It has been a busy week but I found a bit if time to play around with some darker images with my photography. It seems that the warm spring-like weather that we’ve been enjoying was a temporary respite. The skies may be cloudy, the valley foggy, the temperature cooler, but I’ve still got garden fever. […]

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