My daughter, Giselle, was once asked, “Why is your mother baking muffins at midnight?” Giselle shrugged her shoulders, and answered, “I dunno. She just always bakes at that time.” Maybe it’s because I worked midnights for decades that I still get a burst of energy at that time. Or maybe I’m simply craving muffins!… Continue reading Life is Lumpy!
While walking with my daughter through a medical office building, I spotted something bright pink, about two inches tall, near the entrance. Was it a piece of litter? Nope! It was a painted rock with a funny face with Bear Hugs written on it. It brought a smile to my face instantly. It reminded me… Continue reading Inspiration in Unexpected Places!
I looked downwards at the man in the wheelchair. He was staring up towards a high shelf in the grocery store. “May I help you?” “Uh . . . I was hoping to get the medium-sized freezer bags. They’re on sale.” “Hmmm, that looks like a challenge.” For him, it would be impossible. For me,… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness
For most people, New Year’s resolutions are like this: in one year, and out the other! They last about as long as the house stays decorated for the holidays. Sure, the gym is full at the beginning of January— —but the crowd thins out throughout the month. I’m all for keeping it simple. Two words:… Continue reading Easiest New Year Resolution!
My elderly Italian neighbour hollered out from her opened basement window. She had noticed me on my back patio, cleaning up the dead summer flowers. “What are you doing in the freezing cold, Rita? Picking the frozen grapes?” I laughed and teased her, “Yes, I was thinking of making ice wine.” To tell you the… Continue reading Forbidden Fruit!
Well, life’s been busy so it’s time to let my dogs take the reins. They have more free time on their paws! When you feel like you’ve fallen into a hole, overwhelmed with life…. Just dig yourself out! Get on top of things. When you have a problem, let it go for a bit and… Continue reading My Dog’s Day to Blog!
It’s Nurses’ Week here in Canada. There’s a saying: “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse!” Nursing isn’t easy a lot of the time. In fact, it’s tough. But, nurses are tougher. If you weren’t tough when you entered nursing school, you were molded into a nurse with stamina by… Continue reading Two Super Heroes!
Milestone birthdays. We all have them. Sometimes we strive to make them meaningful by attempting something new. When I was 10, I landed my first job. A paper route delivering the Wallaceburg News. My parents didn’t even know I’d applied for the job when the Circulation Director called for parental consent. My earnings purchased Barbie… Continue reading Milestone Birthdays!