It’s Been a Good Run

Last week at this time, we were sitting on the back patio commenting on what a beautiful and warm day it was. We’ve enjoyed a stellar autumn so far but change is in the air. They’re forecasting the first snow of the season in Moose Jaw this weekend (wish we were already there) and, here

Joy Sparkers

I'm stopped at a traffic light waiting for it to turn green. There's a young man—15 or 16 perhaps—on the other side of the street waiting to cross. It's about 8:45 a.m. and he's heading in the direction of the high school. Late, perhaps, as there are no other young people around and he's clutching

Home Alone

I love my family and I also love my solitude. Right now,  Laurinda is at work, Makiya and Gerry are at the gym, and I'm home alone with the dogs. I danced a little jig when the last one was out the door. The dryer is running and, save for the tap-tapping of my fingers

And That’s A Wrap

Grandfather and Granddaughter are at  the gym, Daughter is at work, the pups are digging into an early dinner, and I've got a few minutes to pop in here and tie up the week with a post. I lost track of time this week and was certain it was Saturday when I got up this

Friday Afternoon

It's early Friday afternoon as I write this and, after a busy morning, I'm ready for a break. Seems like a good time to pop in and say "hello!". I've spent the morning working on Story Circle Network business--wrapping up the blog competition (winners will be announced next week) and getting ready for the poetry

Losing My Mind

It's possible I'm losing my mind. I decided to try my hand at abstract painting with acrylics and managed to carve out an hour this afternoon to play. It's going to be fun, once I figure out what I'm doing, but this afternoon I just made a mess. That's okay. It's all part of the

Is The End Drawing Near?

It's Monday—the last one in January and my birthday week. After a slow and gloomy weekend, our granddaughter is in good health and rose early to make her own healthy breakfast and lunch to kick off a good day. Gerry's happy to have the opportunity to return to the gym after recent closures, so he