First and foremost, we are alive. I do not say that flippantly. COVID has proven to be a silent traveler and even those who have taken every precaution have become victims. If someone you know has not been so lucky, keep their memory alive… it’s as close to perpetuity as any of us can hope for.
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So we laugh. In the quiet moments when we start trying to figure out tomorrow… that’s when we laugh. It’s been ridiculous, so we laugh. We still have a roof and a bed and groceries so we’re a hell of a lot better off than many. Thank the Universe for that.
There’s a lot we can’t control right now… so let’s control that which we can. We can control our thoughts, our behaviours, our mouths, our fists, our weapons. We can choose what we say, what we do, how we treat our neighbours and what sort of hand we offer the person with absolutely nothing but the clothes on their back.
COVID is a hoax. Now before you start slapping me on the back OR upside the head… back-slappers, sit down, shut up and listen… upside-the-head slappers, you sit down too, I’m on your team.
It’s been a crazy winter. For many of us, the Australian wildfires we started the year with are a dim memory. (Not if you were impacted, I understand that – please don’t think for a second I am minimizing that devastation) COVID-19 While the 19 in COVID-19 refers to the year it was discovered, it […]
The question “How do you spell “old”?” is sort of facetious… we probably all spell it o-l-d or perhaps a-u-l-d, I have a few friends who spell it v-i-e-i-l-l-e, and of course my son-in-law spells it v-i-e-j-a. The concept of “old” really hit home his morning when I was reading an article about Coronavirus and they […]
When my children were teenagers, life was so busy that I needed them to be diligent about using our family daytimer so the above title became my mantra: “My memory bank is full, it’s taking no more deposits today.” Really. I had a number of commitments of my own plus three busy teenagers with sports […]
Old & Smart by Betty Nickerson: Women and The Adventure of Aging. I bought it twenty years ago in a library book sale. I read it immediately and appreciated it… but I was only in my 40s then. It’s still applicable I pulled the book out of my bookshelf again recently and I’m blown away […]
It’s snowing. Sideways. I don’t like snow. I don’t like being cold. I also don’t like being a whiner. I do remember the excitement… I remember the excitement of snow as a child! Living on BC’s west coast, the norm is rain so snow was like a special surprise… with a shelf life. A few […]
Two-plus years ago I saw a meme that said: “Don’t ask me where I’ll be in three years – I don’t have 20/20 vision”. a very strange year Almost everyone I speak with agrees that 2019 has been a very strange year with many unpleasant/unfortunate/unexpected events. While the birth of my 4th grandchild a few […]