My mother now lives in an assisted living apartment. One of the benefits of this living arrangement is that she is able to socialise with neighbours. They might play cards or watch a movie together — and occasionally they share a bottle of wine. Or, some might say that they share a glass of wine … More Fruit of the Vine and a Birthday
I had a long conversation with my marketing advisor at Mellowburn Media and she tells me that my blog should be updated at least once a month and that it should contain some of my jewellery work — so O.K. First things first. In an effort to better cope with lockdown measures and the general … More May Update
Back in January – remember way back then? Well, back then I was preoccupied with trying to figure out how to pull myself out of the winter doldrums and how to move forward after an overwhelming and disappointing conservative election victory. I knew then that we were in for a whole heap of hurt as … More Are You OK?
We just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary and so we decided to go up to London and see the new production of Fiddler on the Roof. Well, I decided that we should do that and AP said, “OK”. We drove to the train station and parked up. Neither of us had the coins to put … More Sixteen Years
Daisy won’t let us hug anymore. Nor can we sit close to each other on the sofa. She has become possessive… not of me but of AP, who gives her a long and luxurious morning back scratch while he watches the news. A behaviour modification program is in place.
I just looked outside and saw a burst of snow flurries! Our first of the season. Daisy got a haircut. She would never allow me to cut her hair, which was overgrown and very thick. Each time I approached with clippers or even some scissors, she would draw her lip back and growl at me… … More Early December
We’ve been going for summer walks in the nearby field. August rolled in and brought with it cooler days and rain. We walk in the late afternoon in between rain showers and I note that the blackberries are starting to ripen and have seen a few people out with containers, picking the ripened berries while … More August Beginning
These English summers. Moderate temperatures. Blue skies with or without puffy clouds. Meadows with wildflowers and walks along the county trails. The seaside. Oh readers. I don't even have a funny story to tell you. I've been muddling through the days picking up pieces that have fallen away and trying to get broken things … More English Summer
I’ve had a quick visit back to Michigan. Every time I return to the Midwest I’m taken in with the wide open spaces of rural areas and the quaint, early 1900’s architecture of the local towns and villages. My mother moved from her house into a smaller accommodation. Her house was cleared except for a … More Midwestern Summer
Yep. It happened. Meet Daisy and Skye, two little rescue dogs who are now a part of our family. It’s funny how things happen. When I visited Carol back in March, she shared her utter joy and relief that she was able to place her beloved dog, Peanut, with a family who loved her and … More Wait, What?