Observation

Another Year, Another Ride

Here we go again! Every year we hope all the wrongs will right themselves on their own, whether it be getting a promotion in the work place or being noticed by the person we have been pinning for for a long time. Most of us will express these hopes, either with the idealistic innocence of… Continue reading Another Year, Another Ride

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Observation

A New Year Begins

The last two years brought bumps on the road and a little bit of counter winds, but mostly, they were years of growth. In 2018, I have seen my youngest child turn of age. She reached legal majority. She can vote and legally drink in bars. I have also become aware that, if you keep… Continue reading A New Year Begins

Observation

Remembrance Day 2018

This year, Remembrance Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War. Unfortunately, mankind has a short memory. A century ago, mankind did not have one tenth of the weaponry and assault force it can use and deploy today... and still in the course of four years, millions have given their… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2018

Musings, Observation

Patience is a Virtue

Patience is one of those things you can only get more of by developing it, and by that I mean you have to exert it. Patience is like a muscle, the more you use it, the more it grows. Your level of impatience depends on two things: 1) your expectation when it comes to time (how much in a hurry you are) and 2) how deeply you want what comes next.

Daily grievance and fun, Observation

Do No Harm But Take No…

I am ordinarily a gentle soul that prefers a strife-less environment, patient in most circumstances, and understanding to a fault. I seem to have a harder time of it these last few days. My level of frustration has risen on more than one front, add lack of restful sleep and vacations that are overdue and… Continue reading Do No Harm But Take No…

Observation

Worrisome Time

I am not a political person. I follow politics from a distance, never in depth as I have little interest in the matter. However, I have concerns. When a leader creates tensions with allies and friends and make friends with enemies of democracy, I worry. I worry when an authority figure feels the need to… Continue reading Worrisome Time

Musings, Observation

One Prom Night

This week, little Missy has her prom night. I cannot quite believe my youngest has already finished high school! For some parents, their kids' passage from home to kindergarten, from kindergarten to elementary school, and then to high school are disturbing milestones. They were not for me. However, this one is.  In Canada, children turn… Continue reading One Prom Night

Observation, People, Special

Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers

As expected, I got nothing. Had he been a quick thinker, he could have emailed me an image of flowers (either of a one-flower and greens bouquet or a monster-size bouquet), gotten a smile or a laugh out of me and made my day brighter. That's fine. Getting something was not the purpose of the… Continue reading Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers