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Monday, 20 July 2015

I've Been Meaning To Write

In the way of these things, the one sad thing was followed by another and then a third. Whoever said grief is immobilising got it right. Even so, this period of time has been one of forging deeper connections, of renewal and inspiration. I'm enjoying a new found clarity: listening to birds, smelling the air, feeling the sand between my toes, loving my children. Life is sweet. Thank you for your kind comments. I've been visiting your blogs, they served as a pleasant respite and lifted my spirits.

The garden, of course, has been my solace.

A bed I made for the bees

I thought this would be a fun spot for my grandson

The third thing has yet to reach a resolution (fingers crossed a happy one) but I'll drop in when time permits.

Thursday, 30 April 2015


Due to a sad event in our family I will not be blogging for a week or two. I'm fine, hubby's fine, my kids are fine so no need to worry.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Canadian Pride

Every April the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Demonstration Squadron practice their routines at our Air Force Base (Comox) for international air shows. Military personnel all over the world are doing tough and dangerous work. This video makes my heart swell with pride and love. Thanks to livingrichonthecheap for sharing.

Friday, 17 April 2015

In Stitches

I have stitches in my leg, just below my calf muscle.
"No stress on the wound until I see you next week," announced the doctor.
"Doc", I say, "This is my diggin' leg and it's plantin' time."
The city boy looks baffled.
"Tell you what," I offer, "I'll slap some duct tape over it before I go out to the back 40."
An awkward silence then he slowly pushes an instruction chit towards me.
I'm thinking there might be a mental health referral on his desk next week. One of us is going to need it before this is over.

It will not be me because I haven't cracked

while living like this

the orange is gone-hooray

or trying to raise my plant babies like this

Although there is the straw that broke the camel's back theory, which may come into play next week, because I want to take out my own stitches...