Category Archive: Some Stuff is Tough

Feb 25 2014

Prayer from a Human

Prayer from a Human,   Sometimes in life, life gets hard. Sometimes when it gets hard, it gets harder right after. It can test every part of you, the good parts and the parts you’re not so proud of.   I pray everyday.  The words are not fancy ones.  I do not recite from ancient …

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Jul 21 2013

Waiting on God

Seriously!  I really am still here. I decided I wouldn’t write on my blog while I was in the middle of any life lesson, emotions run too high and the whining that sometimes accompanies a life lesson doesn’t make for good writing or reading.  But this life course that I am currently registered in (against my …

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Mar 13 2013

Letting Go Of “My Story of Us”

Forgiveness. It’s sometimes easier said than done. I’ve struggled with it at times in my life. I’m not talking about forgiving innocent slights- like when someone steps on your foot or shuts the door on you having not seen you there. I’m not talking about simple offences that stem from immaturity or lack of understanding; …

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Oct 25 2012

I feel like Forrest Gump

I feel like Forrest Gump. Do you remember that movie?  It’s my all time favourite. I could watch it a million times. My favourite scene is when Forrest sits on the big old porch and stares out.  Who knows what he’s thinking about, maybe everything that has happened. Maybe he’s not thinking about anything. I …

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Sep 12 2012

The Imprints in my mind.

The two-year anniversary of “that week” in October is coming up.  I don’t have it marked on my calendar.  Believe me, I’d rather forget that any of it happened.  I don’t search out the memory; after all, there’s no point in dwelling.  Yet the slow changing of the foliage, the hints of red and gold, …

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Aug 14 2012

Polar Bear Warnings?!?

A baby bird will leave the nest when it is able to fly and fend for itself. Sometimes, they get nudged out of their nest prematurely by a competitive or too rambunctious sibling. Sometimes they are coaxed by an eager parent bird that puts their webbed foot down and decides they have had more than enough …

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Aug 11 2012

The benefits of life after 40…I’m getting to it. Cut me some Slack!

This isn’t the post about the benefits of life after 40. I’m getting to it. I really am. It’s just that this morning I feel like I’m going to hurl, spew, gag, expel contents of my stomach across the room; the butterflies in there are feeling nervous too. My daughter leaves today. I’m fighting jealousy of …

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Aug 02 2012

The Empty Nest Is Big Stuff!!!!!

      Well…the move is underway.  The truck pulled up yesterday morning to pick up all of my daughters boxes. She’s still here but her “stuff” has left the building.   So now, I can’t breathe. I should say I can breathe but I feel like I can’t get enough breath in. My chest …

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Jul 23 2012

Morning music and prepping for the first wash.

It’s great to have my family back together again under one roof. I heard the sound of the basement door opening and my oldest son groggily saying, “Good Morning, Mom!”  A couple of minutes later, my daughter came down the stairs and brightly said, “Hey, what are you guys doing?” as she pulled up a …

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Jul 19 2012

Lying Face Up On The Floor.

Once again I am listening to a song by Incubus. It’s called Aqueous Transmission   I’m just floating along now, drifting softly downriver. It’s after the storm when everything gets kind of calm and peaceful like. I can see some of the damage the storm has caused, I had no idea how much power it could …

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Jul 12 2012

Starting over and getting back in balance.

I started over yesterday just like I said I would. Isn’t that a great thing. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, you can just choose to start over at any time, any place and at any hour of the day. I reread some of my posts in the last month or …

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Jun 22 2012

Grief Journey Continued and My Father

Grief Continued. It’s Friday night and that’s when this subject seems to get interest. So here’s the next part. I hope continuing this is really helpful to you and me. I’ve talked about my brother and a few friends I’ve lost along the way. Now for the toughest one. It’s no big secret. It just …

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Jun 17 2012

A Few Good Men! In Honour of Father’s day, have a nice day!

“Have a Nice Day” The song is by Bon Jovi, one of my favourites and makes me think of the men in my life. That being said: In honour of Father’s day, I thought I’d say a few words about the men in my life. The first man I think of is my own father. …

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Jun 13 2012

Baby Steps and then Graduation and How My Kids Just Used My Uterus To Get Here.

I wasn’t happy heading to the graduation ceremony this morning. It had nothing to do with being sad that it was ending an era and meant my daughter was moving on. It was because I really don’t like these elaborate affairs and ceremonies. There are people at these deals. Lots of ’em!  In crowds I …

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Jun 10 2012

Would somebody please open a window?

My life has become predictable. I am stuck between here and there. I wonder if anyone else has ever felt that way. I am leaving one stage of my life and I am not quite ready. The next stage doesn’t even seem to have formed yet so I have no idea what steps to take …

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