Hope Let's start with the good news, from a personal point of view. I finally had my appointment with the rheumatologist, who said that, even though the X-ray shows severe arthritis, the pain in my hip is likely from trochanteric bursitis and/or tendonitis. He gave me a cortisone shot where it was most painful, and … Continue reading Hope, Smoke, and a Sad Reason for a Trip
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MUtVOatpK8A https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3fceTi-LklI https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yLcbeR3NlPY https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uZD8HKVKneI https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Whgn_iE5uc You guessed it… we are in the middle of an unprecedented heat wave here. 54 records broken on Saturday in my province. Forecasted high for tomorrow is 41 Celsius (nearly 106 F)! What the heck? For a place that has generally moderate temperatures, we are just not prepared. I spent … Continue reading I’m Melting! Melting!
So tired, can’t work anymoreWon’t sleep… don’t want toCan’t give up the time aloneBut it is guilt-coloured andSpent on a routine of TV and chips Too tired for anything elseToo aware of the stolen time lost(They don’t pay me enough for this)Stress at home; stress at workBoth now are the same place Home is where … Continue reading Evening to Morning
It's been an exhausting few weeks and I'll be glad to see the back of October. Work I am not a morning person, nor will I ever be. This was proved true once again by the intense course I took, held over four days from 7:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Who thinks up these times?? … Continue reading Bye-Bye October
Continuing on from Part I, here is Part II of my compare-and-contract exercise in response to the June interview in which Richard Armitage responded to questions about music in his life. Since I posted Part I, a couple of other bloggers have also done their take on music throughout their lives (and apparently I was … Continue reading Soundtrack of My Life: Armitage/Me – Part II
Back in June, an interview came out with Richard Armitage responding to questions about music in his life. I was so swamped with work that month that I had little time to do anything but give it a quick once-over. But I keep coming back to thinking about his answers. The interview might seem like … Continue reading Soundtrack of My Life: Armitage/Me – Part I
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