November 29, 2011

A wonderful neighbour is moving. I am left with her plant, which represents her home here, to me, as it was filled with plants. Though I know she will live locally, it won’t be across the street. I’m happy for her, as she wants the move, but sad for me. The good part is that she won’t be out of our lives with this move. Pat will stay a friend, and perhaps a new friend, unknown to me yet, is moving in!

November 28, 2011

My birthday is drawing near, and I’m being feted by friends from different parts of the whole of my life here, and feel extremely “blessed” by their friendship and their giving me the time, the attention, the treats. Here Brenda, Dee and I are about to go to the “city” to do lunch. I was spoiled. I am spoiled. Is it alright, if I admit it, and appreciate it?

November 27, 2011

starting making Christmas cards and thinking I might find myself at a booth at the market next year. Who would think that I would be doing that? not me…but it sounds like a plan. I love when one thing, done without motive, can snowball into something else all together, and it’s all good. good is good.

November 26, 2011

It was a beautiful day and evening here. When I’m away, which is coming up, and find myself playing the “comparison game”, I’ll think of how lovely it is here, too, and will try to enjoy the other places without wishing I lived there instead. The trick is to be happy where I am, at that moment. During today’s moments, this place made me happy.

November 25, 2011

Frank’s all absorbed in his new lap top for his new future…being retired, creating some work to do from home, planning a garage, all from his own computer and wherever he cares to hang out. It’s a lovely time for him, the excitement of the unknown, the creativity in formatting his new way of being engaged in his day. I enjoy watching the process, processing the change.

November 24, 2011

Daisy would rather just look outside, than be outside, when the weather is rainy or snowy. How does she decide she’d rather cross her legs all day, than walk on snow? I get a kick out of her making decisions for herself. She has some autonomy within the household. Clearly having a pet when you’re over 60 can mess with your mind!! Who would have foreseen that Daisy would so often be my blog subject. Is there help available for me out there?

November 23, 2011

who turned the colour off? Imagine a world of only black and white. Colour is so primal for me, in my dress, my decorating, my painting, quilts. But there is something magical about the world going undercover before your eyes. The first snowfall of the season. Muffling.

November 22, 2011

This sign appears on a section of a beach I take Daisy to. Testing was done here decades ago, but be warned that danger may still linger. N.S. has always had a military presence, protecting this harbour from invasion. Here you see military vehicles, soldiers, sailors, helicopters. You feel protected and disconcerted. It’s too “Real”!

November 21, 2011

driving home after a day of the mall! and a “do lunch” with the dearest friend, this was the scene along the homestretch. It settles the soul. Not that I don’t, and didn’t, love city living, but it comes with a price, as does coastal living. And they both come with unique perks. Here’s one.

November 20, 2011

i love the stark contrast of the leafless bush, only berries intact, against the all season green of the spruce trees. This scene just grabbed us on our walk today. I love that, being grabbed out of the blue like that….by nature.