Author Archives: Carol
We travelled over the recent Christmas break! I add an exclamation mark to that statement because it was a major achievement for us. Not only was it the first Christmas spent with family since before the start of this miserable Covid-19 pandemic three years ago, it was only possible because (1.) after catching the virusContinue reading “Re-emerging”
You said…how many?
Before we were married my hubby and I both came from families with dogs–my hubby’s household had Maltese Terriers and, except for one American Cocker Spaniel, mine had Labrador Retrievers. After we married, and with college years behind us, we began acquiring our own. The first two were German Shepherd/Labrador crosses, one that had aContinue reading “You said…how many?”
My ‘refreshed’ blog doesn’t look as I had originally hoped. After years using the same template, I thought it would be timely to make a change. The problem is that in the interim, WordPress altered how editing is done. I have never liked the new ‘block editor’, despite its claim to be easier to use.Continue reading “Alterations Happening”
We’re mid-way through autumn. I only know it because the calendar says so. The reality of our days is that one blurs into the next, week after week, month after month. This is our third fall dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and after all this time, although Public Health Authority restrictions have eased, we’re stillContinue reading “Seasonal Changes”
One of the pages I follow on Facebook is entitled A Room With a View. The postings are usually a random collection of scenes…beautiful, unique, nostalgic, but always lovely. So I did a double-take recently when I saw this rather ordinary black and white photo. On second glance I realized it isn’t the photo that’sContinue reading “Remembering…”
Musing about ‘worth’…
It was pointed out to me recently that my fourteenth anniversary of blogging is coming up in June. The person who brought it to my attention also asked, “Has it all been worth it–the blogging and the writing?” I provided a flippant, “Oh, yes; I may not be successful by some standards, but I enjoyContinue reading “Musing about ‘worth’…”
The Real World
There is so much beauty in our world. And so much ugliness. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to focus. Thanks to technology and social media, distant corners of the world have drawn closer, so what is happening today in Ukraine feels like it’s happening in my backyard. The pain and anguish of a warContinue reading “The Real World”
Is it still Christmas?
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a unique time on the Christian calendar. As holidays go, it has no particular designation, and for those who don’t have to return to work, is often a jumble of unrelated post-Christmas activities such as assembling packaged gifts (and shopping for those ‘batteries not included’ necessities), eatingContinue reading “Is it still Christmas?”
September 22 … the first day of autumn. It’s my favourite season and I’m always happy when it arrives, despite complaining that I’m not quite ready to part with summer. It’s been greeted with both rain showers and sunshine today. Last weekend we had a series of storms — wind, torrential rain and hail. OurContinue reading “Autumn Joy”