The first time I played marbles, I was young enough to be tricked into believing if I bit the tiny glass ball, I would be rewarded with a delicious candy center. Yes, I tried to. No, I didn’t crack a tooth. Yes, I tried repeatedly to smash one open to find out what really was … Continue reading Marbles
A few months ago I bought some wooden spoons at the local dollar store. My thought was to use them to make garden markers for my vegetable garden. To be honest, had this ISO ‘stuff’ not occurred, I probably would have found them a year from now in my craft area (ie: guest room/painting area/place … Continue reading Wooden Spoons
April 7 2020 Dear Mom, The snow is still on the ground, although for once in the past 4 or 5 days, it didn’t snow last night. Yesterday the sun came out along with a watery blue sky. I can’t tell you how it lifted my mood- but then, almost as if a switch was … Continue reading Icicles
I woke at 5:00 am - the sun hadn’t even thought about rising yet and the streetlights cast a glow over freshly fallen snow. I stared out the bedroom window, which, in retrospect, I hadn’t done before. My routine was to get up, let the dog out, make tea, feed the pets and then to … Continue reading Two hearts forever
When I started writing I fell into a judgemental phase, which in retrospect, was not so unusual for me. I judge myself harshly. I can make all the excuses in the world for family and friends when they screw up. I will encourage them to try again, I will support their thoughts and dreams. I … Continue reading Her name is…
To my men friends, this may be an important educational read for you. To my women friends..most likely you will relate and hopefully find it slightly amusing. No one ever told me what would happen when my body aged. When my Mum went into peri-menopause, she was more or less silent about what was going … Continue reading Meno what?
There is nothing more motivating than a cat throwing up on your head... I recall a quote from a management course that I used to teach, which went something like ...’motivation refers to the behaviours one chooses for themselves’. This morning, I practiced the true meaning of extrinsic motivation. That is, ..’we do something because … Continue reading Motivation