“Coffee first. Schemes later.” ~ Leanna Renee Hieber, Darker Still No words this morning. (Well, I’ve already told a lie, haven’t I?) Just coffee. And silence. And ideas percolating. A perfect way to start the week.
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” ~ Pablo Picasso I woke late this morning. So late, there was already light in the bedroom. I surfaced slowly, reluctantly, from a dream that seemed so real. As I transitioned from sleep to wakefulness I brought […]
“A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” ~ Kristin Hannah, Summer Island We talked on the phone every day. I’d call her, or she’d call me, and we would chat about nothing in particular. Then one morning I called […]
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles M. Schulz It’s been a productive week putting the gardens to bed. Perfect timing as there was a killing frost a couple of nights ago. Still need to tend to the flowers in the yard and plant the tulip bulbs–special ones in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday next […]
“Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.” ~ Author unknown (possibly a Celestial Seasonings tea package) I am convinced that much of our experience is directly related to the perspective from which we approach life. We can choose to believe that most people come from a place of having the best intentions; […]
“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth. Its Thanksgiving here in Canada. This morning my heart is filled with gratitude for many things including this beautiful land we call home. Yes, there are burdens, circumstances I wish were otherwise, but there are also blessings that far outweigh them. Our Thanksgiving plans changed at the last […]
“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne Today, simple autumn pre-Thanksgiving things: a trip to the Farmer’s Market, baking pies, harvesting green beans, knitting, listening to music, anticipating.
“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.” ~ Author Unknown I’m smitten with this teapot I found at HomeSense recently. I find it so simple and, well, calming. Thinking of, and praying for, the people in Florida this morning as the hurricane rages […]