MACS ~ A short story excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from a short story that I’m working on and having a lot of fun with “OK so how do we want to do this?” Asked pebbles “What do you mean how do we wanna do this? We go in and we do it.” replied Michael “Right. But who goes in first who... Continue Reading →

MACS ~ A short story excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from a short story that I’m working on and having a lot of fun with “OK so how do we want to do this?” Asked pebbles “What do you mean how do we wanna do this? We go in and we do it.” replied Michael “Right. But who goes in first who... Continue Reading →

The front seat

I was travelling by car with my family. I sat in the back seat for the first time probably ever. I had an idea for a short story. This is an excerpt. I hope you like it. The shopping list wasn’t long. Just a lot of it. No one ever managed to bring enough material... Continue Reading →

Introducing Ruth

My dear friend Dean Parsons challenged me one day a few years ago to write a story about myself and the Characters from the last show I watched. Instead of writing about myself I came up with this character named Ruth. I have no idea why I chose not to be myself as challenged. But... Continue Reading →

Monday mornings

Monday mornings were Ruth’s favourite morning of the week. While everybody dreaded getting up, getting dressed and heading off to their busy day - her husband to work the boys to school - she would stand in the window and wave happily as they left after the long weekend of busy life. She would smile... Continue Reading →

Slow down. You’re doing fine.

“Slow down you're doing fine. You can't be everything you want to be before your time.” “Vienna“ by Billy Joel. When was the last time you listened to that song? I haven’t really paid much attention to it for several decades. However recently snippets of it have been making the rounds on Instagram and TickTock... Continue Reading →

Can we have October again?

Fall is a favourite time of year at my home. October especially because there is so much to do without a lot of stress involved. I’m in Canada so we get Thanksgiving the second weekend. We get to start wearing sweaters and socks and put the heat on and the fireplace. The days of course... Continue Reading →

Thrifty smarts

I stepped out to do some thrift therapy today.I was not looking for anything in particular and had no set budget today. My husband has been in the hospital all day waiting for surgery for a detached retina. I just could not stay in the house any longer so I ran out to my favourite... Continue Reading →

We are not lucky – and we are busy

Someone close to Robert said ‘I can’t believe how busy the two of you always are. I’m trying to slow down and you two have ramped it up.’ Yes we have. But we have always been very energetic people who get involved in a lot of activities and since becoming parents in 2008 this has... Continue Reading →

Focused Friends Favourites issue No.2

Welcome to issue No. 2 of Focused Friends favorites. Posting again today is Margaret Morton. We hope you enjoy what we enjoy. Hi everybody and thanks for popping in again today. So this week I have had my focus on many little things around the house and the children of course. It’s back to school... Continue Reading →

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