Monday, 31 August 2015

Where Did It Go?

...Summer will be taking its final bow this weekend.  I can't believe it's over and that soon, we'll have to say our goodbyes.

I'll be at a potluck in the country with family and friends ... and we'll all make the transition easier for each other, but I know there will be grumblings of 'where did it go?' and 'I can't believe it's over!' Endings are hard.  We're never really ready, are we?

Soon Fall will be showing off its mellow richness in shades and scents, and the air we breathe will once again be fresh and crisp.

I'm lucky to live in a place where there are four distinct seasons.  I can't say that I take joy in each one, but I do appreciate the view.  I can't imagine living any other way ... but with each transition there is the bittersweetness of letting go and starting over.

Do you live with four seasons?  Do you have a favourite?

As always, thank you kindly for stopping by.


Thursday, 27 August 2015


in·tu·i·tion - knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Kindness ...

Is such a simple thing, takes no effort, and is contagious. 

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” 

Wendy Mass

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


My niece will be getting married this weekend under a rose covered arbour on two acres of rolling lawns and spruce trees in the Kawartha Lakes.  The reception will be held in a barn draped with tulle and twinkle lights and pretty lanterns suspended from the ceiling.  She's done it all herself and it looks magical ... she's so excited.

Eszy & Brad

It will be her third marriage and his second.  They share 3 adult children between them.  His son will be the best man and her two boys will walk her down the 'isle'.  Her future daughter-in-law will be her maid of honour.

To say that her first two marriages were difficult would be light handed, yet she's willing to give marriage another chance, a third go.  I marvel at her courage.

And I wish her the very best.  You go, girl.

I love you!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Tell Me

How are you?  How's your life going?  Mine was humming along nicely and then shortly after my birthday in March, everything kind of went south.  I've been struggling to keep it together ever since and kind of had to leave blogging behind as I tried to figure things out.

I recently came to the conclusion that I can't control or change much of what's happening, and decided to focus instead on taking care of myself.  So in my last post, I asked you to share the little things you do to keep your spirits up, to honour yourself. 

Your responses were thoughtful and generous, and I found myself wondering how you are.   

Of course I don't share everything about my life here, and I don't expect you to either, but I have shared a great deal; you know I'm vegan, that I love to garden, and that my tiny home is a fixer in progress.  You know that being a grandmother is one of my greatest joys.  You know how much I miss my son.

So tell me, how life's treating you?


Thursday, 13 August 2015

30 Days of Focused Self-Care

I'm creating a “self-care” list.  I know it takes about three weeks to create a new habit, so I've decided to dedicate a full month to taking care of myself. 

I'm calling it: 30 Days of Focused Self-Care.

Each day, I will pick one item from my list and schedule or determined a time to do it. When an item is completed, I'll check it off and move to the next item on the list. 

I'm hoping the outcome will be what my head and heart needs – relief, relaxation, reinvigoration and healing.  I hope to be 'hooked' on this new habit when the 30 days are up.

Here's where you come in ... would you help me with my list?  What do you do to take care of yourself?  

"We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned so we can make the best of the life that’s waiting for us."   - Unknown

Thank you kindly,