January 16, 2017

Today has been hard...is hard. So many things coming up to the surface. Up until now, I have been able to keep the winter blahs at bay.  Not today. Ironically, the weather has warmed up, and it feels like Mother Nature is finally not trying to kill me by hypothermia, b...

January 16, 2017

So, we've been trying to get really good at cooking what we have in the house.

Usually, we think of something we want to make and then we shop for the ingredients.  Or, we impulse buy ingredients, because they look tempting at the store, we get them home and forget abo...

January 15, 2017

Went grocery shopping today. I decided that I would buy only what I felt good (ethically) about. I went to Dad's Nutrition on 8th street looking for dried chickpeas.  I thought I would be able to buy a fairly large bag.  All I could find was a 400 gram bag for over $7....

January 12, 2017

I sure carry around a lot of debit and credit cards. In fairness, some are for the theatre, and some are for my studio. Still.

I have been debating on whether I should put some of them away. Technically, I shouldn't need them since I am on a buy nothing but necessities...

January 11, 2017

Someone sent me a gift, and it's made a world of difference.  I received anonymously  the little figurine you can see posted.  It is of an angel holding a small brown dog.  My Buster.... I am sooo deeply touched.

Whoever you are, thank you.  Thank you for...

January 10, 2017

Worked on book keeping for the theatre most of the day.  I enjoy putting the puzzles together and making sure that everything ends up in its place.  Perhaps a little OCD, but there you have it.  Mostly it just makes the day disappear.  The t-shirt would say, "All I got...

January 8, 2017

Happiness is so fleeting.  We catch a glimpse of it through the corner of our eye. It hovers there in the outer periphery, shimmering and ephemeral.

Or, as we sit in the quiet dark, we can feel its stare boring into the back of our neck. The hairs on our arms tingling...

January 8, 2017

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It is very easy not to buy anything when you live in a town of 90. We have a bar, a Co-op, and an art gallery and craft shop. We have several artist studios, a theatre and...

January 7, 2017

Tonight, as I sit by the fire reflecting on the day and writing my daily post, I am aware of a delicious feeling of freedom.  The house is quiet and the fire warm. I feel no need to be anywhere else. 

It dawns on me that today's peace comes from knowing that for th...

January 5, 2017

It's been a hard day.  The loss of young lives is always devastating. I look out my window at my little village and know that this day will have changed it.

My eyes are drawn to the twinkle lights we have strung about the yard and find a sliver of solace.

What is it abou...

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