November sunlight in the plumes! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017.
We all know pets contribute to our happiness. The unconditional love of a dog greeting you upon your arrival home feels like a million bucks. But, would you give up your pet for its happiness? My friend did just that… About a year after I’d made my acquaintance with Helen, she asked for a small… Continue reading For the Love of Sonny!
Is that Oz? Nope. Not the yellow brick road! It’s the Renaissance Centre in downtown Detroit viewed over 12 km away in Windsor. © Rita Jacques 2017.
This is a tale from long ago—the summer of 1977—when I was a teenager with little worries. When money earned went towards rock concerts, concert T-shirts and movies. Not mortgage payments and car payments and groceries! Oh, those were the days! I don’t remember how it came about but I was asked to work as… Continue reading Cheetah meets Bulldog!
My Bichapoo, Sophie accompanied me to visit my 91-year-old Mom. We let her out the kitchen door and seconds later, she peeked in at us through the glass of the patio door on the opposite side of the house. Mom says, “How can you resist those eyes?” I replied, “That’s why she gets treats all… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #57
Stress. I’ve become an unwilling expert on this topic lately due to unfortunate circumstances. Let me share a few of the life lessons I’ve picked up. I’m learning to let go of things I cannot change. Just like the wisdom of the Serenity Prayer: Easier said than done. Make a tight fist. Feel the power… Continue reading Stress Busters!!
Just realized this post didn’t get published…trying again! Cold weather prediction means I picked the final bouquets of the season. Lucky me! The flowers will last another week inside! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017
Greg received his shoes from the Safety truck at his workplace. His shoes were provided by his job. What is your biggest mental health struggle? Depression and the antidepressant medication making me feel snowed. I’ve been playing around with the timing of my dosages so that I can think clearer during working hours. Not be… Continue reading Their Shoes #56
“That’s what people used to do…move in the middle of the night to avoid paying rent.” My Mom said this after I mentioned my neighbour asked if there was a moving truck in front of our house in the middle of the night…or was she dreaming? Yes, it’s quite a story how we moved my… Continue reading Moving Adventures!
It’s a few days late for Mental Health Mondays but what can I say? It’s been a busy week! Marcie bought her shoes at Mark’s Work Warehouse. What is your biggest mental health struggle? Consistency! It’s not easy to have consistency in habits and in keeping a job. Mental illness affects me differently from day… Continue reading Their Shoes #55