Knives, Nonsense, and New Life

It was a beautiful spring day in Nova Scotia. The grass was turning green, the sky was blue, and birds were singing everywhere. We were in the picturesque province for a funeral, and a bit of a mini-vacation with family. Being on the go, one night we decided to order pizza from Luigi's- the yummiest … Continue reading Knives, Nonsense, and New Life

Tissues & Tears

My father-in-law is in the hospital. He has multiple medical concerns, perhaps the greatest being the state of his lungs after a lifetime of cigarettes. But the most disconcerting thing is his dementia and decay of mind. A dedicated farmer, "Opa"  began his life in Friesland (northern Netherlands). He has always claimed that he started … Continue reading Tissues & Tears

A Valentine’s Sonnet

I wrote this poem back in 1992, when I was dating my husband. It's a little sentimental, and there are times it maybe didn't ring true, but so far, our marriage is standing the test of time... I thought I'd share the poem with you today. Thanks to WordPress for the prompt (! FAITH, HOPE, … Continue reading A Valentine’s Sonnet

My Reading Pile

Beside my bed is a tall stack. Of books. Some are waiting to be read. Some are too dull to keep reading (like parenting or conflict management), and some have great titles and covers, but I just haven't had time to start them. By the time I get to my bedroom at night, I have … Continue reading My Reading Pile

A Tribute to “Little House”

I went to bed thinking that my next blog post would be about  my favourite children's books- Goodnight Moon, Frog and Toad, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Green Eggs and Ham and all the other Dr. Suess books, Caps for Sale, Pippi Longstocking, Anne of Green Gables... And then something happened during the night to help … Continue reading A Tribute to “Little House”

Roy G. Biv- Let’s Give Thanks!

Somewhere in my elementary or middle schooling, I learned about prisms and light, and the colours of the rainbow. I learned a handy mnemonic to remember the order of colours, and I have remembered it long past the unit test: R-red O-Orange Y-Yellow G-Green B-Blue I-Indigo V-Violet I have seen some remarkable rainbows in my … Continue reading Roy G. Biv- Let’s Give Thanks!