My mother-in-law passed away July 17, 2022. She was a part of my life for 39 years. She is resting now. But out if pain. Ruby Morton No More Shadows Her days were shadows Foggy and blurrred She wanted to scream But couldn’t be heard Struggling through the maze her life had become She fought... Continue Reading →
Any way you say it – relaxation brings joy
Hygge, koselig, Il dolce far niente, Mattari, entspannen- internationally- these basically break down to the same thing - RELAX There’s a movement people. Are you a relaxer? When was the last time that you checked out and just did nothing for the sake of doing nothing. Put down your phone turn off the TV and... 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 →
Winter is upon her
My mother-in-law has Alzheimer’s. I recently found out that she’s also in kidney failure. She is elderly and unable to comprehend her future status. She made a comment to my husband over the weekend that she is looking forward to winter being over and summer coming. This poem came to my head. I wish you... 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 →
LAST LAST WORDS
I was visiting North Vancouver recently. After brunch on Sunday my sister-in-law suggested we go for a walk and she took us on a tour of a beautiful columbarium. For those of you that don’t know columbarium is the place where m loved ones ashes are taken for final storage. This particular columbarium was truly... Continue Reading →
The Nitty Gritty of Us
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”- Henry Thomas Buckle. I was reflecting over what Focused friends means to me. I find reflective thinking is an important part of life. I feel we do not stop to think about aspects of our lives and our experiences, enough. Having reflected on... Continue Reading →
Pictures taken at 5.30am from my garden. I wake up most mornings around 4.30 -5am, I love this part of my day, it’s so peaceful. Once my medications have kicked in I can start my early morning routine with no interruptions. I usually start with my exercises, house chores, then followed by breakfast. 7.30am is... Continue Reading →