"Little darlin', it's been a long, cold, lonely winter. Little darlin', it feels like years since it's been here. Here comes the sun. Here comes the sun, and I say, it's alright..." - George Harrison, The Beatles (1969, Abbey Road) Yesterday the sun came out in all it's summery glory. The Hubs and I spent … Continue reading Here Comes The Sun
I wish I were a butterfly…
Babies are the best. Put a one-year-old on a harness with butterfly wings so she can safely "run" through a shopping mall, believing herself to be a free-agent on a self-guided adventure in limitless space ... man, you've never seen such unadulterated joy! It's contagious. #SweetEsther
This is not the post I set out to write, my intentions were very different. But I soon discovered my computer would not type one specific letter. Skipping this letter is proving to be quite difficult, but I now feel compelled to see it through...not the first post, but this one. Did you guess which … Continue reading Stupid Keys
You haven’t come that far after all . . . baby!
You know how you sometimes take rabbit trails through social media and end up browsing pages of complete strangers? Maybe that's just me. I just went on one of those trips and found myself captivated by the posts of a young woman who clearly leads a larger-than-life ...well ...life! She rides an awesome motorcycle, she … Continue reading You haven’t come that far after all . . . baby!
First Signs of Spring
It's the last day of March. If I were still living in Surrey, spring would be in full swing. The heather starts blooming in January, the crocuses are up in February, just to get you through the cold months. Then March is heralded by those happy and hopeful cherry blossoms and you know spring has … Continue reading First Signs of Spring
On the day I was marriedThe first day of springSunshine and cherry blossomsElise Forgo Memory floats from the skySoft cherry blossomsEarth is wrapped in a pink hugElise Forgo
What Comes Next …
Two weeks ago today, I sat with my mother, holding her hand, stroking her hair, whispering words of love and farewell as she passed from this world into the next. It was the single most beautiful experience of my life and there are no words to express the gratitude I feel for the blessing of … Continue reading What Comes Next …
Her Last Big Adventure
I have been long silent. It's a very complicated time. My 87 year old mother who has Alzheimer's, now has a broken hip. She wants no intervention, and I totally get that. So her family is just keeping her as comfortable as possible now. We sit and wait with her. A couple days ago, when … Continue reading Her Last Big Adventure
I only wanted to know how many calories are in a banana, but the website had an Ideal Weight Calculator and since I felt like wasting some time needed a break from cleaning house on this frigid February morning, I thought 'OK, I'll play!' According to them, my ideal weight should be 108 pounds. Um...sure, … Continue reading Weighty Issues
So, this is what was happening here last night ... That''s -35 Celsius (-30 for those of you speaking Fahrenheit). Hubby wanted to know what that feels like and he talked me into joining him and we stepped out on the deck in our pj's...for a couple minutes...I can't breathe air that cold, it kind … Continue reading Arctic Front