Summer storms and revitalization

Summer storms and revitalization

This December has bought a combination of summer storms and revitalization. Sliding, as we are,  rapidly into the Christmas season, winding up school and business, looking forward to summer, down here, or to winter up there, I find myself already thinking about next year. This was my goal and theme for 2014. Ha! I am currently looking back in order to plan forward and to make a new theme for Continue reading

Remembering the remembering: 9/11

Remembering the remembering: 9/11

No longer weighed down with heavy grief I find I do not want to forget. Thus today I am remembering the remembering. I always think of Jane S Beatty as we come into September. I watch the documentaries about what we now call 9/11. I remember it, on each anniversary. Yet the events seem kind of distant now. I don't want them to be. During one doco I watched an interview with a woman named Edie, Continue reading

The Final Act: caring for my mother.

The Final Act: caring for my mother.

I'd flown in for her second last Christmas. Mum had told her friends she wanted Christmas Day just with me and they had helped her arrange things so it could be that way. I was deeply moved. I arrived prepared for a long hot day but the weather played its tricks and it was to be a cold gusty wet day. Regardless, it was a special day.I flew home a few days later, before New Year's Eve.A month later Continue reading

Wednesday Women: It’s All In Your Head

Wednesday Women: It’s All In Your Head

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Today's feature is  It’s All In Your Head written by Alycia Neighbours  'We see someone with a bandage or cast and we have to ask “What happened? How bad does it hurt?” Family or friends go down with an illness and we are ready with crockpots of homemade (or just opened cans) chicken soup. Someone going to have surgery and we have the florist on the line before they are even admitted to their Continue reading

3am: sometimes I sleep sometimes I think.

3am: sometimes I sleep sometimes I think.

In the middle of the night, a few nights back, I couldn't seem to sleep so I decided to put the time to good use and do some thinking. 3am: sometimes I sleep sometimes I think. I though about several things and then my mental meanderings led me to a new thought. Which busybeezchickadeez has captured so beautifully in the locket above...You can order this delightful treasure from the Etsy Continue reading