Royalty or Royal Tea?

I tell you, my fellow night shift nurses know how to have fun. They proposed buying lady fingers and scones and drinking tea during the shift the royal wedding would take place. I wouldn’t be surprised if some outrageous hats were also to be worn. While I had that specific shift off. I remained inspired,… Continue reading Royalty or Royal Tea?

Birthday Gelato!

“What’s the difference between ice-cream and gelato?”, asked my sister. The waitress took a furtive look around, and whispered, “Do you want to know what the owner says?” My sister and I quickly nodded. The waitress continued, “The difference is gelato has less ice and is over-priced!” My 91-year-old mom, my sister and I had… Continue reading Birthday Gelato!

For the Love of Sonny!

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!

Oh, Mr. Bones!

Halloween’s my favourite holiday. No turkey to cook. No presents to exchange. Just eat candy and have fun dressing up! This year, I’ve been working through some struggles and wasn’t in the mood to decorate the house and yard. I did it anyway. Can’t let life’s battles steal my joy of Halloween. No way! I… Continue reading Oh, Mr. Bones!

Lessons Learned from Bricks!

Valuable life lessons were demonstrated in a garden last Monday. 1200 pounds of brick edging had been dropped off in my driveway by the Home Depot delivery truck. I was eager to start my project. I planned to replace the naughty black landscape edging that kept heaving itself out of the ground. I had grown… Continue reading Lessons Learned from Bricks!

Their Shoes- #24

  Heather is fairly new to the shelter. She’s a striking, beautiful woman. However, she walks very stiffly due to pain. She received her shoes from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It used to be shelter. I was staying at the shelter for women on Bridge Street.… Continue reading Their Shoes- #24

Lemons of Life

Dead silence. Followed by gasps of shock from the group surrounding my husband, Guy. As Guy was leaving the coffee shop, someone flicked the lights on and off. We’ve all heard flashing lights can trigger seizures in certain people. Guy called out,” Seizure later!”  My hubby is quick to be witty. That’s just him. The problem was… Continue reading Lemons of Life