Category Archives: Memories

Wrapping It All Up

It’s been a frenetic month and I’m in a full out sprint to the finish line. The month, the year, and Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons are all coming to an end.  The word is that Su Leslie at Zimmerbitch is … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memories, Outdoor Stuff, Photo Challenges, The Changing Seasons, Things I Like | Tagged , , , | 134 Comments

A Time To Give Thanks

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving and a time to be with family and friends to enjoy and appreciate the good things we have. I have a lot to be thankful for in my life.  Last year I tried to write a tongue-in-cheek … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Family, Memories, Things I Like | Tagged , , , , | 118 Comments

Worthless Wednesday

This morning my mailbox was full of posts labeled Wordless Wednesday, but my eye kept wanting to read Worthless Wednesday first.  I don’t know why.  I actually like Wednesdays, and always have. When I was growing up, my father had a … Continue reading

Posted in Memories, Nature, photography, Things I Like | Tagged , | 88 Comments

Grim Reality

I am just one of so many blogs written by retirees – our focus on maintaining an active and relevant lifestyle.  We are not ready or content to sit back idly with our thoughts locked in the memories of our … Continue reading

Posted in Memories, Random Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , | 113 Comments

I’m A New Me

Donna at Retirement Reflections wrote a post outlining a Retiree’s Job Description.  I think she nailed it perfectly in highlighting the roles, responsibilities, and skill sets to be a successful retiree. In our comment exchange, we talked about the need … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Memories, Musings, Random Stuff | Tagged , , | 114 Comments

Under Construction

There is something compelling about a construction site and it should be no surprise that I often snap photos of them in passing. I don’t think I’ve ever shared any of them before now, but I thought these discoveries from … Continue reading

Posted in Memories, Outdoor Stuff, Random Stuff, Things I Like | Tagged , , , , | 76 Comments

On This Day

Sixty-one years ago today a 32-year-old immigrant from Holland gave birth to a baby girl – her 4th child. It was almost a tragic day, for the child was strangled during birth by the umbilical cord. There were several frantic, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memories, Musings, Random Stuff | Tagged , , , , , | 96 Comments

When Love Surprises

Earlier today I exchanged comments with Diana at Myths Of The Mirror and Bridget at The Happy Quitter about our life partners who are … shall we say … somewhat less than romantic. I had described my husband of 33 years as Mr Practical, not someone … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memories, Random Stuff | Tagged , , | 68 Comments

It’s A Struggle

For the past couple of days I’ve been browsing through my photo library looking for inspiration for a story.  Anything. … but I’ve been coming up with nothing.  What do you do when the most creative thing you can come … Continue reading

Posted in Active Lifestyle, Attitude, Memories, Nature, Outdoor Stuff, Random Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 121 Comments

Where Is Home?

When I was still quite young, living with my parents, I asked my mom if she missed her home. You see, my mother was a war bride from the Netherlands who came to Canada in 1946 after marrying my father. … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Memories, Random Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 96 Comments