I got an email the other day from my girlfriend Dixie. The first person I met at a new school after moving to a new town. I was in grade five and Dixie got me into trouble with the teacher that first day. Somehow we have managed to keep in touch since that cool autumn … Continue reading The Dreaded School Reunion
Social Media… The New Religion
Once upon time there was a Philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. He was born in Germany in 1770 and one day he wrote a book called "Elements of the Philosophy of Right". By all accounts he was a bright boy and like all bright little boys he grew up to be a thinker. Philosophy … Continue reading Social Media… The New Religion
My New Year (AKA my birthday)
Today is my birthday. I am 62 today. For years I have chosen to celebrate my birthday as the first day in the New Year. Because it is my new year. My hubby thought that was sort of self centred. Which is true. But it is the day I start a brand new year at … Continue reading My New Year (AKA my birthday)
New Year… Time to hit the Gym
My first foray into a weight room was with my first boyfriend. Our first date was in grade six. Well, I was in grade six. He was in grade five. Fast forward a few years. I think it was grade nine that our school put in a small weight room. My boyfriend (yep, same guy) … Continue reading New Year… Time to hit the Gym
Love My Morning Paper…
Years ago, my husband used to get up on the weekend and walk three blocks to buy his morning paper. Often my daughter would go with him. My neighbour still comments that she would see him leave the house and think to herself "There goes Rene'. Getting the paper." He read the Calgary Sun every … Continue reading Love My Morning Paper…
Do It for Love… Not Likes
Once a month I get a reminder email from my girlfriend Maureen. It's time for soup. Maureen and Rhonda are my two closest friends. We are all so different. We have known each other since grade five when I moved to town, but we have been in and out of each other's lives for fifty … Continue reading Do It for Love… Not Likes
Why Y’all Gotta Be So Anxious?
My son came to town last week for a visit. He had the start of a rash and so like a good Mom I headed to my local Organic market. They also sell lots of homeopathic and Chinese medicine type ingredients. I was going to mix up a salve to put on the rash as … Continue reading Why Y’all Gotta Be So Anxious?
Playing the Long Game
After my husband died, I spent three months in my basement crying and eating potatoe chips. Twenty-six pounds later I realized I was killing myself with grief and junk food. I spent some time then throwing myself into projects to distract my brain. Busy and exhausted leaves little time for tears. But I did ignore … Continue reading Playing the Long Game
I Think I Might Be ADHD… No Shit!
This was the brief conversation I had one morning with my husband. Short sweet and to the point which is what happens after many years spent with another human being. We were in the living room and I was reading an article in the Readers Digest about ADHD. With each paragraph I was more and … Continue reading I Think I Might Be ADHD… No Shit!
It has been a beautiful fall but this morning I woke up to swirling snow and a weather advisory warning. As I sit in my chair by the bay window, with the fireplace on and a mug of steaming coffee, I put down my book and decide to write about something that has been on … Continue reading Milestones