Don’t be rigid and brittle

Changes (in life) are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.                                       by Gail Sheehy I am reading a daily meditation book and a few of … Continue reading Don’t be rigid and brittle

Dream House – Writing Prompt!!

I was just over to visit Lorna at  Gin & Lemonade.  After reading her post on accessible house-hunting and her writing prompt "dream house" I decided to tackle it. First off, not on topic, I spent many a lunch hour in coffee shops going over was it possible to purchase my own place. On my own.  … Continue reading Dream House – Writing Prompt!!

Valentine’s Day – make it your day

Valentine's Day can be hard.  We have so many expectations.  Social media and the rest of the planet doesn't help with advertising roses, cards and taking your sweet heart out to dinner.  What if you currently don't have a sweet heart? Does that mean you should keep your head down all day? Or maybe call … Continue reading Valentine’s Day – make it your day

A year of challenges – spending less

I decided to shake things up a bit in 2019.  Not make year-long resolutions but break the year down into goals or challenges. Last month was self-care.  Just slow down. I decided one way to do with was to use up bath products I have had in drawers for a while.  This is me usually … Continue reading A year of challenges – spending less

What caught my eye – favorites from the past month

Hard to wrap my head around that we are now into the second month of 2019.  I'm not someone who wishes winter away - as living in Canada that would be half my life. So I enjoy more nesting and getting together with friends in cafes and pubs.  Here is what caught my eye in … Continue reading What caught my eye – favorites from the past month

My alphabet year !

I've been very fortunate in my life to meet great people at the bus stop.  Some are “bus stop friends” where we catch up at the bus stop or sitting on the bus on the way home.  Others I can now call friends away from the bus stop. We know each other’s birthdays. We celebrate … Continue reading My alphabet year !

Simple things – Scarf, Table and Runner

I was cleaning out a drawer and off to the side were scarves.  They got dumped on the floor to be sorted with the sweaters and t-shirts.  While I was folding them I thought pretty colors. It is a shame I don't use them.  Hmmm.... That thought lead me to the dining room table and … Continue reading Simple things – Scarf, Table and Runner

Blog Battle – Flower

Check out Blog Battle for all the details and links to other great reads! Oh and you have time to enter also. It was the best spot in the house. The light was perfect for reading, needlework or just sitting. When I closed my eyes I could see a chair in the corner with a side … Continue reading Blog Battle – Flower

What do you know about the Harvard Classics?

Last year a friend had the hard job of moving her mom to a long-term care  facility and her father to a small apartment. Two  homes to scale down a life-time of items. Her mom kept newspaper clippers of anything she thought her children would be interested in. So it was a walk down memory … Continue reading What do you know about the Harvard Classics?

A year of challenges – this month self-care

I’ve been thinking about posts for 2019.  I’m seeing challenges on various blogs from no shopping, more reading and less eating variety.  I’m not someone who likes to set a total ban on my activities.  So I’m going to challenge myself and hopefully you to something different. A monthly challenge broken down weekly.  I’ll report … Continue reading A year of challenges – this month self-care