Monday, 11 November 2019

Lest We Forget - November 11th 2019

Poppies From My Garden

In Flanders Fields

By John McCrae, Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

Memorial Statue of John McCrae - Guelph, Ontario

Friday, 1 November 2019

TGIF - A Month of Thanksgiving #5

Thank you to Dr Brene Brown for this change up on TGIF; Trusting, Grateful, Inspired & Fun.

Trusting: that this new chapter in my life is a page turner of joy, wonderment & personal growth.  I have struggled with some of my decisions moving into a life I want.   I envy people that can make tough decisions quickly & then make the most of that decision.  Me, I'm a brooder, worrier & a waffler.  
Grateful: for the people that have read my blog posts over the years & for those leaving comments.  It has truly amazed me where this blogging journey has gone; is going.

Inspired: by a lovely letter from a patient couple at my last clinic job.  She & He did notice all those little extra bits of attention to detail.  It mattered.  My last two paid jobs certainly felt like that joke quote; "doing a good job here is like wetting yourself in a dark suit, it gives you a warm feeling but nobody notices."

Fun:  having the time to play with all my acquired stamping stuff &  getting into my stash of scrapping stuff.  I also attended a specialty  card making workshop.  It's amazing how the mind opens to being more creative when it's not bogged down with worries & stuff. 

November's Angel Thought is "Retreat" .  

Monday, 28 October 2019

Tardis Door

As promised, this is Mr Man's Dr Who door to the Tardis.  He made everything himself except for the peel'n stick Police Public Call Box sign, which by the way, was really difficult to get on straight & level.

The door is actually to our cold/fruit cellar which is just off our home theatre room, in the basement.  The door knob will one day be replaced by a dark blue one to blend/fade into the door.  A door knob isn't part of the Tardis's door, but we have to have quick access to this little room as it also serves as our safe room during tornado watches & warnings in the summer months.   And yes that's a snitch, caught from our first Quidditch game, sitting on one of the surround speakers!


Friday, 25 October 2019

TGIF - A Month of Thanksgiving #4

Thank you to Dr Brene Brown for this change up on TGIF; Trusting, Grateful, Inspired & Fun.

Trusting:  that all the peanuts I have been feeding to my chipmunks help get them through the winter months.

 Grateful:  for some amazing tools to use in the garden, the electric, battery charged,  hand clippers are amazing. 

Inspired:  by the courage of my friend who underwent surgery & now chemo treatments for breast cancer. It was during her regular mammogram check up that the lump (deep & small) was found.  Ladies please don't forget to get your mammogram!

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Fun: Mr Man is a big Dr Who fan, so when he was working on his home theatre room, the cold cellar/fruit cellar is just off that room, so he turned that door into the Police Call box front from Dr Who.  He built most of it himself & just ordered the peel & stick logos online. 

Friday, 18 October 2019

TGIF - A Month Of Thanksgiving #3

Thank you to Dr Brene Brown for this change up on TGIF; Trusting, Grateful, Inspired & Fun.

Trusting  that I've read the bands of our garden woolly caterpillar correctly; Folklore believes "If the rusty band is wide, then it will be a mild winter. The more black there is, the more severe the winter."  The photo is from the Internet, ours had even bands.
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Grateful for a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner this past Monday.

Inspired or Intrigued:  by nature's wonderment in this large mushroom puff ball.  There are several people in our little village that gather these puff balls when first formed to cook & eat - they say quite tasty.  This puff ball has split as it is older so not one for eating.

Fun  a lovely drive out to witness Mother Nature's spectacular Autumn wardrobe & what made it fun was that Mr Man agreed to stopping when ever I wanted to take a photo. 

"Kindness, is like snow, beautifies everything it covers".  ...Kahlil Gibran

Monday, 14 October 2019

Thanksgiving Monday

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Thank you for each new morning with its light, for rest & shelter in the night. For health & food, for love & friends, for everything, thy goodness sends.   ... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friday, 11 October 2019

TGIF - A Month of Thanksgiving #2

Thank you to Dr Brene Brown for this change up on TGIF; Trusting, Grateful, Inspired & Fun.

Trusting that the advertised over the counter cold relief medications actually do work.  Seems my parting gift from my current employer is a head cold!   6 more days!

Grateful that the overnight frosts have not killed off the majority of my summer pots of pretty pink flowers.  Still time to enjoy & savour the joy.

Inspired with all the online postings of some beautiful cards made during World Card Making Day (Oct 5th).  Here's 3 I made at a workshop.

Fun  with a friend when we went to see Downton Abbey, the movie.  It was delightful to see The Dowager again & of course our Edith does look delightfully happy (still).  I really liked the actress that played Queen Mary & I got very teary during the scene of the review of the troops when they played God Save The King (remember it was 1927 & King George V was on the throne).  The entire audience had a laugh out loud moment at Mr Mosley's curtsy.