Christmas Busyness…& Cookies!

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!

Thousand Word Thursdays #57

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

Thousand Word Thursdays #47

My dog Sophie, still sporting her Canada Day kerchief, traipsing through the end-of-summer garden. She’s been known to steal raspberries, cherry tomatoes and even hot peppers from the fruits of my labour. Okay, truth be told, she merely samples the hot peppers. Then, she carries them through the doggie door and deposits them on a rug for… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #47

Their Shoes #14

Brent bought his shoes in Grand Bend last year. He remembers because he brought his newly acquired puppy, Sirus, a merle Great Dane, along for the trip. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Well, I’ve never been homeless or struggled with poverty myself. I have amazing family. But, I’ve seen… Continue reading Their Shoes #14

Shocking Living Quarters

Ingenious. That was my first thought. I should have been shocked but instead I thought, “Wow. That woman is thinking smart!” A homeless woman was reportedly sleeping in a large dog crate at night. A folding crate that she stored by day on top of two shopping carts containing her worldly belongings. The crate provided… Continue reading Shocking Living Quarters

Counting Blessings

Thanksgiving dinner is canceled this year. One year, a co-worker from Pakistan dined with us. Another time, a couple from China shared our meal. This year’s different. Our family’s cleaning up after a flood. No time to clean, shop, cook and entertain for the holiday. It is what it is. We’re thankful anyways.  Afterwards, we’ll eat pumpkin pie and drink wine. Cheers!… Continue reading Counting Blessings