Category Archive: The Delightful Stuff- Memories and Good Thoughts

Dec 27 2012

Sweeping in the New Year! Again.

I don’t usually go out on New Years Eve. At least, I try not to. I’m much too busy sweeping. It’s just a thing I do, every year at five minutes to midnight. I sweep. That is my New Years Eve tradition.   I don’t know remember when I started doing this. I suppose that …

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Nov 29 2012

“Sing a Song”

Good Morning world. I can’t get this song out of my head and had to share it with you. The “la la la la la” part is particularly addictive. I could sing the “la la la la la”‘s all day long. It’s by “The Carpenters”. I didn’t have any idea who sang this song back …

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Nov 06 2012

Who is David Freeman?

Who is David Freeman? I’ll tell you who he is. He’s the chump that got new boots.  I got his old ones.  Let me explain. I was about 8 or 9 years old. At the end of summer, my mother would line all of us kids up in the basement beside the barrel. The barrel …

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Nov 06 2012

Everything Changes

This is when it gets really good.  This is my favorite time of year, the change from Autumn to Winter.  I enjoy all seasons, really I do. Each of them has their gifts.  It’s the changing of them that I relish the most. The melting of the snow in spring as the first crocus appear and the …

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Oct 31 2012

The Storyteller

Today, Halloween, it’s been two years since my father died.  He loved Halloween. I was thinking of him a lot yesterday. The woman at the corner store reminded me that it was “Devil’s Night”, the night before Halloween, notorious for childish pranks involving egg throwing or the knocking or the ringing of door bells. We …

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Sep 19 2012

Football season for my little bear.

My son walked into the kitchen this morning after his shower.  He was wearing his school uniform pant and set his crisp white shirt and his back pack down on the chair.  I looked up from my computer as he turned around to speak to me. I noticed a dark shadow across his chest and …

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Aug 26 2012

I’ve met some dogs in my life. Haven’t we all?!?!

I’ve met some dogs in my life. Haven’t we all! Some of these dogs were really difficult and a few almost took me down. Some had a pretty strong bark. Some were all bark and no bite. Some had a bark and a bite. I have to say though, without them, I would not have become …

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Jul 25 2012

My children are going to do things differently!

Yesterday, as we all once again sat around the kitchen table my daughter said what I had expected to hear at some point. She said: Remember when you told us that someday we were going to go off on our own and that we probably would want to live our lives differently than the way …

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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 16 2012

Who says you can’t choose your family??

My sister stopped over the other day. She wears flowers in her hair, everyday. In winter, she wears a halo of them around her hat. She rides her bike everywhere; her legs are stronger than any athlete. Her eyes are as blue as …. Well, when I painted her before I had to use a …

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Jul 02 2012

You and me, together.

    Sometimes after a long hard day, I sit outside on the porch in frustration, in the quiet. I’m not aware of the passing cars as they rumble on the street, I am focused on the day that sped by and my life that is moving just as quickly. A few strands of my hair that is …

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Jun 23 2012

My Blogster!

My blogster sent me an email last night. She’s my sister who blogs. I detect she was a little tipsy so I immediately moved her email into my drunkmail folder. She had been enjoying a beautiful summer night  drinking wine on the porch with her husband. I like to call him Special K. My sister …

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Jun 21 2012

Oh the places you’ll go and the people you’ll meet….

When Angels Come knocking…. A few weeks ago, there was a knock on the door. It was mid afternoon and I had just finished meditating. I’m doing that a lot lately to balance myself in this period of change and upheaval.  I had been reflecting earlier in the day on all of the things that have been leaving my life. …

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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 14 2012

Making Lemonade out of Lemons- A Trip to the Neurologist

I took my Mom to the neurologist today. When I arrived to pick her up, she was waiting on the porch and bumbled down the stairs before I even pulled into the driveway. I rolled down my window and called out to her, “Mom, stop! Where is your walker, what are you doing?” She fluffed …

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