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
I was knocked off my chair last night. A friend from a former life emailed me after a good three years of complete radio silence. I did a double take, read the email ten times to make sure I had not hallucinated it... and then replied to it. This was one peculiar friendship... born in… Continue reading An Unexpected Return
I heard recently that, in marriage, a man doesn't want his woman to change and the woman wants her man to change. We often hear of unrealistic expectations, irreconcilable differences, unmet needs, lack of intimacy, infidelity as the most common reasons to divorce. Well, if youth knew what the older generation only learned with time,… Continue reading People Don’t Change
The snow just disappeared from the front the yard and soon the colour green will sprout out of the ground to tell we might start thinking about putting the winter coat away for a few months. Finally! Speaking of growth, I have a few plants to take care of today. My living room window looks… Continue reading Growing Season
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
March break has a bad reputation as many associate it with 'Girls Gone Wild' or 'Boys Gone Wild'... or whatever else youth does when on break from post secondary education. My March Break consisted of going to bed, instead. I used the opportunity to catch up on sleep and it has done me good. I… Continue reading Winter Break
Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
A huge segment of historical romance novels : the Scottish Highlanders. Have you seen Outlander?
For some time now, I have known I needed something new in my life. So I am leaving "the old" behind and taking a step forward into the unknown. You see, I have a choice: I can use my skills, my gift, to help someone's pockets OR I can use my skills to help someone’s… Continue reading Invest in Your Talent
You know.... There are moments in life when you cannot help but wonder "what's the point of all this?" Although you want to be motivated and mobilized, your heart is just not in it! What is the point indeed? The fun has been wrung out of the activity you were passionate about not that long… Continue reading What’s the Point?