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Waiting for Spring

Uncategorized | March 11, 2018

…Let the world slip away On this almost perfect afternoon Can’t we stay in bed all day? Just this one day This golden Sunday with you On this sunny Sunday it is, as the lyrics go, an almost perfect afternoon. With Molly Johnson’s “Messin’ Around” CD jazzing up my space, I’m thinking about how time […]

Looking to the Horizon

Uncategorized | February 14, 2018

Despite using a ruler and measuring, I somehow can’t draw a straight line. Might it be that my own horizon is crooked? Today, February 14th, I dislike the Valentine’s aspect, because my heart is still bereft. The logic behind reverently unwrapping the two small bears with heart-shaped angel wings seemed questionable; they were a gift […]

Soothing the Soul

Uncategorized | January 21, 2018

Tony began to retire upstairs earlier in the evening. He was at his best in mornings. By late afternoon his energy was spent, he tried his best to stay upright for an hour after eating to let his supper settle. He needed more help preparing for bed, and our established routine was that he would […]

My Ideas on Caregivers’ Circle of Life

Uncategorized | January 15, 2018

I’ve noticed magazine advertisements depicting today’s “seniors” as more youthful both  in appearance and lifestyle than even ten years ago. Anyone whose circumstances include jingle and folding money in their wallet and a personal health rating better than Good is truly fortunate. Partners are hopefully well-matched and can set a brisk pace, wanting to cover […]

A Little Night Music

Uncategorized | January 5, 2018

Oldie goldie ballads and days of yore crooners evoke heartfelt emotions. The music and lyrics are pleasing to the ear. Anyone can hum along nowadays to specialty T-V channels, radio or CD releases. The resurgence of turntables and LP’s might pique your interest if they’re stashed in the basement or attic I recall as a […]

Deep Freeze

Uncategorized | December 28, 2017

Deep Freeze   Last night the temperature outdoors dropped to -30° and as 2:00 a.m. approached, the electricity conked out.  All was still in the building, but for the sounds of snapping cold and creaking construction.   It felt isolating and I felt unprepared for the unknown ahead with no emergency reserves at the ready. […]

Dreamcatcher

Uncategorized | December 24, 2017

It’s Christmas Eve day. Amid the usual hustle bustle of activity, let’s allow ourselves to enjoy those special moments fill our hearts and minds with fond reminiscence. Opening the package from my far-away friend on Christmas Eve was always special. Sitting in the candlelit living room when pets and hubby were abed, unwrapping her gift […]

Happy Birthday, Tony

Uncategorized | November 20, 2017

Feathery snowflakes on Tony’s birthday, they look like soft kisses. Oh how I miss him. Wiped a single tear, followed then by a half-smile of amusement. I do miss him. But not all day every day. Part of the missing is what we once had, the comfort of routines, income, and being a partner. Ahh, […]

November Time

Uncategorized | October 31, 2017

Last night when I heard the rain hammering and wind blowing I thought about how my life is like the weather! An odd comparison, perhaps. It seems possible that anyone who is in transition is truly in the “November time” of our own calendar. Some days we close the curtains, put on our favorite pajamas […]

Turkey Time

Uncategorized | October 10, 2017

Giving thanks is precious action, ideally an everyday mindset we can turn to in dark times. Last evening, while sitting on my balcony, neighbours returned one by one from Thanksgiving dinner out. In particular, one older couple caught my attention. Their driver came around to the front seat passenger side of the vehicle and leaned […]

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