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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Spring Beauties!!
Sunday, May 17, 2020      31 comments

Our trip yesterday to our favourite wildflower woods (newly reopened) was absolutely lovely. Everything I hoped to see was in bloom. Of co... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry's First Birthday . . .
Saturday, May 16, 2020      30 comments

. . . is coming up soon. And of course I've been shopping (on line) for him. What does he need? A new collar and a new leash!! He's been wearing dear Charlie's special rolled leather collar: rolled leather being best for ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Conservation Areas Reopen!!
Friday, May 15, 2020      50 comments

So delighted to see that our favourite local conservation areas are reopening today. Of course there will be "social distancing" in effect but that's no problem . . . happy to comply in return for the opportunity to get out there in nature ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I Aways "Knew" . . .
Thursday, May 14, 2020      43 comments

What a lot of great comments on that"self-improvement" blog yesterday . . . That revolutionary "DON'T just do it" response to self-improvement, That kind "Just STOP it" response to self-improvement. And it really does seem like that t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Self-Improvement
Wednesday, May 13, 2020      30 comments

I recently watched a very long and somewhat uneven conversation between Michael Neill and Mark Howard about "how to improve your self-improvement". Spark People might be considered as a "self-improvement" website. Lots of Sparkies want t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts All the Niggly Tasks . . .
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      46 comments

Oh yes. Still engaged in post-retirement wrap up stuff. Lots of things that have to be done . . . to satisfy multiple regulatory and software licensing requirements, to finish files and notify former clients and on and on. I'm so th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Just the way I am
Monday, May 11, 2020      31 comments

Yes, I've been thinking about Mother's Day yesterday. It was a cold grey rainy day. And it was an absolutely lovely day. I heard from both my adult kids and my dear sister (HER daughter, a midwife, was attending at the birth of a 14th baby!!)... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Happy Mother's Day!!
Sunday, May 10, 2020      36 comments

Whether you have (biological) children or not . . . Happy Mother's Day to you! Yes, to YOU. Because that mothering attention begins with ourselves. Trust and kindness to you from you. Being a mother . . . in any time, let alone thi... Read more
Snow!!
Saturday, May 09, 2020      30 comments

Not just a little bit of snow. A thick blanket on the ground, and on the trees. More still falling. Yes, it's May 9!! Am I thrilled about it? No. No, I am not. . I had to scrape the car off when I set out to the groc... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry Tales!
Friday, May 08, 2020      41 comments

We were sitting in our peaceful warm living room this morning reading the newspaper and sipping coffee. When Henry decided he would sneak quietly up the big front staircase to the second floor (where he can get into LOTS of mischief, unsupervis... Read more
Scary Times
Thursday, May 07, 2020      26 comments

A number of you had already listened to that Great Realization story I blogged about yesterday, or really liked it when you tuned in -- and are hopeful for greater kindness in a world re-shaped by the life-changing experience of this pandemic. ... Read more
The Great Realization!
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      30 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Nw5KQMXDiM4&feature=youtu.be Oh yes: hindsight is 20 20. And this is gentle story about what we're coming to realize . . . There are great comments. We can stay kind and honest ... Read more
Spring Squirrels
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      34 comments

"Spring time seems to be the best time to start retirement," says dear Spark Friend 36Beatrice! Yes. The days get longer. Time is spreading itself out expansively. Yesterday the squirrels managed to break that office birdfeeder repo... Read more
A Little More Gardening . . .
Monday, May 04, 2020      33 comments

On Saturday it was finally warm enough to get out into my garden. Cut back old flower stalks. Lifted old leaves. Released the blooming hyacinths. I buy potted hyacinths for my kitchen table and my third floor bedroom window sill all wint... Read more
PHOENIX1949 Shout-Out!!
Sunday, May 03, 2020      29 comments

be you. do you. for you. That's what PHOENIX1949 has posted next to her computer. SOOOOOOOO simple. And just so profound!! Well: all the other jobs are taken . . . . So yeah. And I may have retired. But that's stil... Read more

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