Monday, 30 March 2015

What is "Happy"?

March 31,2015

What is Happy

I was just walking down our street the other evening and was suddenly aware of a different kind of feeling.  Firstly, I was able to walk on bare pavement ( street- not sidewalks yet) secondly there was a temperature variance.... not yet warm, but definitely less cold.  I guess one could call this "feeling" as an anticipatory happiness.  For the first time in many months there was the realization that maybe a new season was upon us. For me that will most assuredly be classified as "Happy".

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Passing Reference to the Past

March 24,2015

A Passing Reference to the Past

Have just finished the book club choice for this month and was reflecting on the theme of it. Clara Callan, by Richard B. Wright, was a story of two sisters and their vastly different lives in separate cities... actually separate countries. They communicated, for the most part,by letters. For the benefit of those who are unfamiliar, this was how people reached out to each other by writing their thoughts and emotions on a piece of paper using cursive writing. My post is not a review of this novel but rather a segue to what I eventually discovered.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

I Promise...No More!

March 17,2015

I Promise... No More!

We  have passed the half way mark for March and  here we are again, digging out after another MAJOR snowfall. Received 36cm yesterday for a total of ,,,, I have really lost count... but definitely greater than 450 cm (14ft 9in.) No matter how you calculate it, that's one heck of a lot of snow.... and that's only been the last 7-8 weeks!!

But back to topic. I promise, no more rants and no more pictures of snow covered ..... everything, after today!!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Is It the Right Time ?

March 11,2015

Living on the east coast of Canada as I do, we experience time changes twice a year.  On Sunday at approximately 0200 hours our time...or rather our clocks... moved ahead one hour. This is known as Daylight Saving Time. The idea, initially during the first world war, was that it would be an energy saving idea.  We would not be sleeping through an hour of precious sunlight. Now, however, it is being debated as more and more research indicates that our bodies suffer from this 60 minute loss. Apparently there have been cardiac issues and road and pedestrian safety is involved.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

5 Hints for a Healthy Relationship

  ~~ 5  Hints for a Healthy Relationship ~~

    I do not have a multitude of degrees, but I have been married for 45 years and  feel a degree of confidence in sharing what I have learned. I have narrowed it down to five essential items. They have worked  for me and those around me, and best of all they are very simple.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Orchid Objectivity

Wednesday, March 3,2015

Hallelujah and praise to the "date gods"! Notice the date in bold font in the upper left corner of this post. It says March.  See, I can't even say it in regular font.  The reason for my excitement is that it becomes apparent that time is actually moving forward.  The 200+cm of snow that was outside my window yesterday ( I am writing this on March 1,2015..oops, did it again)  is  still there today, but I feel an anticipation and eagerness for the spring that is on it's way! I guess you could say it is about how one views an otherwise mundane fact or their Objectivity!