It’s funny how a random scene from the past can be cemented in one’s mind. I remember when my oldest daughter struggled with a challenging sewing project involving a pastel green dress. (A pic of the finished dress is below.) We were to meet a high school teacher for assistance at her home on a… Continue reading Priorities!
There are three types of people in the world. Those who embrace baking cookies for Christmas and excel at it. Those who don’t have time to bother and think nothing of buying Christmas goodies. And then there’s a group of people that think, “Oh, it would be great to bake cookies!”—despite it being a challenge… Continue reading Imperfect Baking!
Well, I think I found an original live Charlie Brown Christmas tree! It just needs a little wilting and a shiny red ornament. This Christmas treasure is in the courtyard of the Chatham courthouse. Have you spotted any similar trees? I’d love to see your photos! ‘Tis the season to see beauty in unexpected places.… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursday # 156
Well, it happened. I was lured by a Facebook ad. Yup, I made an impulsive purchase. It was late at night when I thought I’d check Facebook one last time. I spotted an ad for vintage Christmas dresses. Not second-hand dresses, but dresses with an old-fashioned appeal to them. They were bright and colourful and… Continue reading Impulsive Online Shopping!
Just a simple seasonal bouquet of daisies and carnations . . . but I loved the way the sunlight highlighted the petals. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
The other day was a rotten day. A no-good, negative, lousy day. A day where situations came at me with no warning and knocked the wind right out of my sails. Try as I might, it took most of the day before my “ship” was once more afloat and not taking on more water. So,… Continue reading Creating Happiness…for Others
Christmas= a gift of a puzzle. Step 1: Do the border. Step 2: Work on your favourite part of the puzzle. Step 3: Decide it’s okay for family members to help you with the rest. What’s your traditional Christmas gift?
Designer Christmas trees. We’ve all seen them. Towering trees boasting one colour of lights, adorned with bows and having every matching ornament hung at precise angles. The trees are a beautiful sight but it’s not what you’ll find in my home. Nope, not at all. This year’s tree is a shortie. You see, the large… Continue reading O Christmas Tree!
Lucy has been at my iPad more than I have been lately. Writing my blog has taken a backseat to the hustle- bustle of Christmas shopping and spending time with family and friends. Plus, it probably wasn’t a wise move to clean the keyboard with a cotton ball soaking wet with alcohol. Rubbing alcohol! Likewise,… Continue reading Christmas Busyness…& Cookies!
Christmas 2016 has come and gone. But, an unexpected gift stands out from all the others. A special gift from Santa Claus. Two weeks ago, a fellow dishwasher at the homeless shelter asked me, “Do you think I should dress up as Santa Claus? My friend said I could borrow his suit.” If anyone has… Continue reading The Sweetest Christmas Gift