Day #52- The joy and power of music
The chorus I am part of is preparing two selections for a concert on April 22, we will be one of ten choirs and the others have many more years of experience under their belts. So be it, we will do our best and enjoy the moment. Our selections... Read more
Day #51- The questionable joy of storage containers
Some spring cleaning I have put off forever, sorting through literally hundreds of photos, many of family and friends and others of moments along the ... Read more
Day #50- Love
Love is in the air today, not just because it's Valentines Day, but because the days are getting longer... Read more
Day. #49- A girl has to treat herself!
We all need to be kind to ourselves (and others), not second guessing ourselves or beating ourselves up but really appreciating our lives, our accompli... Read more
Day #48- A new direction
I watched the film "What the Health" last evening, extremely sobering and unsettling, enough to make me take stock of my present vegetarian diet and make some changes. My fridge has now been emptied of all dairy and eggs and in the process I fo... Read more
Day #47- Returning to calmness
I am still hugely unsettled by the outcome of a trial, still feel shame and horror that so much divides us. I truly feel that we are all better than that.
It is cold and rainy here but rain doesn't need to be shovelled! I suited up and walked... Read more
Day #46- Struggling to find happiness
There are some days in all of our lives when happiness seems to be unattainable, replaced instead by other emotions. Today is one of those days for me. Yesterday many of my fellow Canadians witnessed a miscarriage of justice; a victim shot at p... Read more
Day #45- Egads!
Chorus practice today, everyone working hard and we are sounding much more unified. We had better be; our services are requested beginning in early April, only five more practices plus one rehearsal. After that it is full out work until our bi... Read more
Day#44- Out of (on) my range
I'm not herding cattle, just trying to hit some singing notes that are out of my range as an alto. It's hard work getting one's mouth open enough and throat relaxed to reach higher but I managed some good high"C's" today and almost a high "D"... Read more
Day #43- House "Rule"
My family got our first TV in 1960, I was 13. It was also the year when we got our first car, up to that point we rode in the farm 1/2 ton. This wasn't out of the ordinary in rural Alberta at that time, farmers spent their spare money on equip... Read more
Day #42- Lived to see another day
Eating my lunch by the dining room window and a black capped chickadee crashed into the glass and fell to the ground. Askew, twitching, eyes blank, damn! By the time I got outside it had partially rolled over but was really not responding to i... Read more
Day #41- why?....
MARINGAL has an excellent no BS blog, her message can be summed up as "if you won't pull on the oars then get off the ship". If you want to lose weight and get fit and healthy then committ to doing the work; plan, execute and track and then do ... Read more
Day #40- no damage from yesterday's celebrations!
After stuffing myself with a black bean burger, sweet potato fries, a raspberry crumble with handmade ice cream and a Blue Heron craft beer yesterday I slept like a baby last night and have hit the road running today. No guilty feelings knowing... Read more
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Day #39- Celebrating
How fitting that blog #39 happens to fall on my birthday, the perpetual #39, lol. As someone recently quipped "be happy to be on top of the green grass rather than under it!" And how wonderful to be taken for lunch at my favourite local restau... Read more