Now that things are opening up more in the province, I want to try to take better care of both my emotional and physical health. So, I've started swimming two nights per week, when I can get a booking. The local pool has been doing 45-minute lane-swimming sessions, bookable no more than a week in … Continue reading Exercise, Peace, and Fresh Air?
The other week I was watching a documentary on Netflix, called God Knows Where I Am. It's fascinating and somewhat horrifying. A woman's body is found in an empty house, with two journals detailing her stay in this self-imposed isolation -- free in theory, and yet unable to leave due to the dictates of her … Continue reading Forgotten Joy
So much is going on in the world, and yet work/family obligations necessarily keep me focused on my own little piece of it. I do scroll through the news feed on my phone every day, in horrified fascination, unable to look away. Black lives matter. Well, of course they do. How can it be that … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
I am spending my day at the office today, looking out at the sunshine. I am working, but mostly I’m am here as support for my younger son who has a big assignment due and needs the quiet place to work. I used to tell my husband when the kids were small that I’d love … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Welcome to my campfire. Pull up a log and make yourselves comfortable. Well, not too comfortable now... make sure those logs are a good 2 metres or 6 feet apart. Get your marshmallows on your stick, or maybe grill up something a little more substantial. I'd like to sing you a song about Paradise. Paradise, … Continue reading Welcome to My Campfire/A Tribute
I had a hard time on Friday concentrating on work, while ideas were percolating about adapting some Billy Joel lyrics to fit our new reality. Once the lyrics had coalesced into a version I was happy with, I couldn't just leave it unsung -- I had to find a karaoke video of the original song … Continue reading What I Did When I Was Supposed to Be Working on Friday
Home again. I was greeted by the dog, who seems to only love me for the treats I give. He runs to get in front of me, herding me, hoping for something, anything. My younger son tells me that we need to do something ASAP about the wifi in his room and that he has … Continue reading The Escape: Home, Books, Movies, Etc.
The knock on the door came at last. Quickly, she jumped up from the couch where she’d been waiting impatiently. Checking herself in the mirror, she tried not to notice the newest lines on her face, and she pinched her cheeks hoping to give herself a bit of colour. She took a deep breath and … Continue reading The Real Story?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! It's been two months since my last post, as work and life got in the way of my blogging. Hope everyone is doing well! I've been playing again with some of the templates in Photo Lab, making myself giggle by dropping in some of the Richard pics on my phone. … Continue reading Christmas Gifs, Pics, and Songs
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. As we are to the north in North America, our harvests are generally earlier, so maybe that's why we have an October Thanksgiving. Yesterday we had our family dinner -- only the four of us, but we still do the whole shebang. Of course I forgot to take a picture, … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving