Can you see? Really see?

Ever find you can’t see something when it’s right there in front of you? Oh, yeah! “Giselle, have you seen the fat permanent marker?” My daughter shook her head “no”. “I’m gonna do something really smart. Label the shampoo and conditioner bottles with a big “S” and “C”. I hate it when I grab the… Continue reading Can you see? Really see?

The Pool Shark

And the legend of the pool-shark lives on, you could say! My husband, Guy and I attended a BBQ last Saturday when we noticed small bean bags being thrown across the lawn. Guy was asked by his sister if he was going to play the bean-bag toss game. Sort of like lawn darts but apparently… Continue reading The Pool Shark

Apples and Toothless Smiles

  Tendonitis prevented me from serving at the homeless shelter today. So, let me share a tale from last summer. A  sad-looking, older woman named Valerie sat alone at a table. When I smiled at her, she smiled back instantly and beckoned me to come over. She then asked if I had a bag to… Continue reading Apples and Toothless Smiles

Good Vs. Evil

“Tell him to stay out of church. If he has a strong urge to go to confession or mass, it’ll have to wait until he’s back home in Canada.” My friend was asking what she should do as her son was in France right now. In the news was reported a French priest had been… Continue reading Good Vs. Evil

Cab Chases and Kraft Caramels

  What? He didn’t hit me hard enough the first time? He has to try again? The yellow taxicab seemed to chase me the rest of the way home. I was frightened and my left leg hurt. The cab hadn’t hit me hard but it hit me hard enough, believe me! Why wouldn’t the cab… Continue reading Cab Chases and Kraft Caramels

Prayers Answered

Burrrrooomboomboomboom! Burrrrooom! I was totally oblivious to the motorcycle as my husband, Guy and I chatted with a friend in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Guy was more attuned to the sound of the bike racing by us. Of course, he noticed the blur of bike and man. A couple of minutes passed and then my… Continue reading Prayers Answered

Lessons from Squirrels

You wouldn’t think a little ball of fur plus a bushy tail could teach you something. But, it’s true. When my hubby, Guy and I moved from a one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom home, I was ecstatic. Our new home was in the desirable neighbourhood of Riverside with well-established trees and unique homes.… Continue reading Lessons from Squirrels

Three Tough Taste-Testers!

Busy day at the homeless shelter! But, a great Monday with a steady stream of folks coming by, all in an upbeat mood. I think the good weather helps, for sure.  Lots of dishes today for me; I missed my dishwashing partner! He’s home from vacation but had to work at his regular job today. Luckily,… Continue reading Three Tough Taste-Testers!