Inspiration for this blog came from my cousin Roy. His daily reflections of the events in his life have been thoughtful and interesting. Family, friends, colleagues are welcome to read my blog.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


My graden is a sea of yellow. Pretty and hides the weeds! Can enjoy the colour before it is time to do the garden cleanup.
Cone flowers are still blooming too.
The fountain at the Exhibiton has lots of colour for the visitors to enjoy.
Harvesting continues as the farmers are busy.
Opportunities for lots of pictures.


Even though January is the beginning of the new year, September often feels like the month with hope and prospects. A new school year! Getting back to the projects put on hold over the summer! Buying those farm fresh vegetable and waiting for the fall ones to be on board. Lessons gear up! Work meetings reconvene! Holding on to 3 more weeks of summer! Hoping the weather will be warm enough to continue those outdoor activities. Enjoying the last remnants of the summer garden before the cleanup begins. Wearing the summer whites a week longer as Labour Day occurs later in the month- even though I have been told the white rule doesn't exist anymore! Waiting awhile before going through the closet for fall and winter clothes. But I do use some tops year round as I love to wear colours. Never really liked the black, black and black thing that gets worn year round! Black does not really make one look slimmer!! September can bring renewel depending on how August and July flowed! A birthday and the wait for a new family member! Hope and love for good times ahead! What are your plans for September? How do you see it unfolding?

Monday, August 31, 2015


Hard to believe how many years have passed since Diana died. The People's Princess! The sea of flowers in London! August 31, 1997! Too young! Just 36 years old! We remember what we were doing when we heard the news!

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Even though we have 3 more weeks of summer, August ending always feels like summer ending. Stop it- we have 3 more weeks of summer. Get out and enjoy. Do that last August trip. Go to a market. Go to a pool! Enjoy! Admire your garden. The last legs of summer.


Diversify! Diversify! Diversify! Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Life can bring changes. By having a variety of activities, interests, friendship groups- adjusting to change can be managed. If one area of our lives is suffering then we have other areas to keep us going. Our investment portfolio should include diverse funds. Our work-life balance should be diverse. Not depending on any one person or thing can help us to stay strong through rough times. Try not to be the strong one in all situations as there are times we all need support from others. But strong people can be the dumping ground for everyone else too. So if we have strong people in our lives remember to check in with them that they are doing fine. If you are the strong person, learn to step back and let someone else take the reigns if you are exhausted! So maybe not a basket of eggs, but a variety of fruit is good for a pleasurable afternoon!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Sometimes when bogged down with commitments or difficulties it is hard to believe there will be an end to them. The light at the end of the tunnel starts to shine brighter and brighter as solutions evolve. What a wonderful way to look at life! Keep trudging along until you see the light! Keep hoping things will get better or the problem resolves itself! Life goes on and before an eye is blinked out into the sunlight at the other end. Are you stuck in a tunnel today? Keep looking for the light! It's there!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Regardless of new technology and advances, women give birth to babies. So if on the subway or in a store, be considerate to pregnant women. They are creating a new human being. Remember after the baby is born, the Mommy needs time to heal. Hot meals, spend time with the baby to give her time to shower or sleep or whatever else may be needed to give support during the first few months. Many Dads too need lots of support especially if there are older children. The rule for Mommy is to sit if able or to lay down to rest the body.