Saturday, December 31, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Now the kids have all moved on, and my husband and I don't really need the extra calories of Christmas cookies so I have given up the Christmas bake-fest - except for shortbread. It's such a simple cookie but, oh so, delicious. I will probably make some extra and tuck it into the freezer so I can have a little piece in the depth of winter when I need a treat.
For the first time since we've been married, we won't spend Christmas at home. We are going to our daughter's home where everyone will get together. This year we have three new additions - a new granddaughter, a new daughter -in-law, and a new significant other for our other son.
I'm looking forward to being a guest, instead of a host. Just a little more wrapping to do and I'll be ready. Right now I am listening to the podcast of the CBC sing-in that happened in Montreal last week. Lovely music.
I hope you have special moments over the holidays, and if it is a sad time this year, I hope you have happy memories of other years.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Some thoughts: no government lasts forever, no war lasts forever, no storm lasts forever.
History is a gift to us to help us with perspective. And as the Friendly Giant use to say, "Look up, look way up!"
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
to float buoyed over the dark stones,
and flow into new territory.
We went to see "Queen of Katwe", a movie about a chess prodigy from the slums of Kampala.
I am not a big fan of movies, having a very small collection of ones I like, but I liked this one.
I thought the young actress who played the lead role was very convincing, and I found the movie had a balanced feel to it which is not something I encounter very often.
Now I want to read the book that the movie was based on because the book is always better:)
Enjoy poetry? Try out "Snail Trails" by Christine Duncan. It's a Kindle download. Good variety of subjects and tones.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Hope you've all found your favourite sweaters, hats and mitts.
Time to cozy up with a good book.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
I took a few photos as we drove into the hills to see my mother.
Now to eat up all the leftover turkey and find the warm hats and mitts as the weather is turning colder.