I’ve been combing Mom’s recipe collection to print out recipes for my two daughters for Christmas. What a surprise to find a recipe Gramma submitted to the local paper and won as Recipe of the Week! Here is the recipe (saved for too many years to remember) complete with spelling errors. Plus, a bonus photo!… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #200
A few shots from Chatham! Love these gorgeous trees. Lot is listed for $699, 000–includes a nearby house, too. And whenever I see this beautiful building across the river from where my Mom lives, I think it’d be a great setting for a mental institution in a movie. Or is it a mansion full of… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #199
Roses in November! At my Mom’s retirement home–The Village on the Thames–in Chatham, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2020.
You might say I had it coming. I was warned, after all. Ten days ago, my neighbour told me, “Rita, you have a little time but not much. It’s going to get cold, very cold! Just you wait and see! All of the leaves are going to drop.” He’d been doing yard work on a… Continue reading Daisy Days!
Views from the passenger car window! © Rita Jacques 2020. Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
Now that’s pushing up daisies! © Rita Jacques 2020. My front yard in Windsor, Ontario.
I’ve heard it said you should set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning. A goal needs to excite you, and some say intimidate you a bit. If a goal is easy to achieve, it’s not a challenge, right? My planned pandemic/retirement project looked simple at first. My… Continue reading Pandemic Pumpkin Project!
A sunflower bloomed today! I get as excited about blooms in late October as I do for the first blooms of spring. Enjoying them while they last! © Rita Jacques 2020. My garden in Windsor, Ontario.
Obedient plants! Still lots of colour in my fall garden. © Rita Jacques. Windsor, Ontario.
Grief has no timeline. You can feel like you’ve moved on from grieving the loss of a loved one and then grief hits you hard, tugging—no, yanking!—at your heartstrings. Holidays and anniversaries of the loved one’s passing intensify this feeling. For our family, it’s a double whammy. Dad passed away around the time of Thanksgiving… Continue reading Remembering Dad