My son has taught me the beauty of curiosity. Before “google” was a thing, he followed his interests by working through huge piles of library books, watching PBS, CBC, or videos and by engaging in elaborate hands-on learning. Kyle has always shared his acquired knowledge in a way that makes you want to go on […]
It started out simply enough – the sun was shining, a few birds were chirping. We were getting married that day. There was no large hall booked. No long flowing gown or tuxedo. Six bottles of champagne were chilling and some deli trays were waiting. We started our married life simply. It worked for us. […]
“And don’t forget… I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Notting Hill Stepping down from my “education in Ontario is a mess” ranting soapbox for this post to acknowledge something that changed my life completely 34 years ago today. November 11, 1981 was the day my […]
I know my dad is sitting in his La-z-boy, with his slippers and his trucker hat nearby, watching some baseball. He’s just come back from an amazing game of Bingo, or had a good game of cards. His hockey stick sideburns are still holding strong…. Cause it may be 10 years since he left, but […]
One of the best reasons to be absent from blogging or anything else is to spend time with those we love. A little over a week ago, we headed west to see our daughter graduate. It simply doesn’t get any better than family time.
The most important thing is life is give out love, and to let it come in – Morrie Schwartz (Some of this post was taken from a post in May, 2012, just prior to our 29th anniversary. In 4 days, it will be our 31st anniversary and what I said then still holds.) In the […]
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever – Tennyson When my father passed away, I was given a gift of remembrance from some coworkers. The gift was 50 tulip bulbs…. The other day I realized that this fall, it will be 10 years since […]
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What […]
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. – Winnie the Pooh Whether your children are 2 or 22, they have a permanent place in your heart and your dreams.
Four years ago today, one the finest people I’ve ever known – my father-in-law passed away. This is a repost in honour of him. For me, there’s a daffodil in every dustbin – Eric Sykes I love this quote and was so glad to finally have a photo to go with it. I found the quote […]