A Writing Process

Sleep beckons, but the mire of anxiety and issues that surround me right now threaten.  I push them aside and think of the positive – visualizing our new home, and imagining how I will furnish each room.  The power of the mind to shift focus amazes me and I jot down these words: We keep […]

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Eavesdropping

We are full of the excitement of making plans, and after signing more papers, decide to go out for lunch.  Both of our minds are going in different directions, so when the hostess seats us, I barely notice the couple sitting next to us, except that they are young – she a striking chestnut-haired beauty, […]

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And the Winner Is…

What I didn’t tell you in my last post is that we put an offer on Option #1 immediately after viewing it.  It has everything we want and more.  We had driven to this community and looked at houses before, but they sell fast, so when we found out this one was sold conditional on […]

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House Hunting – Option #3

“We love the Bluffs!”  my friend exclaimed when I told her we were house hunting. We are looking for a small bungalow in an adult retirement community, outside of the city.  So far our options have taken us forty-five minutes and an hour from family.  Today’s destination is an hour and a half, and overlooks […]

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Reflections on a Travelling Life

It is easy to engage in surroundings when vacationing:  all travellers belong, having escaped (even if momentarily) their scripted lives. We project friendliness onto strangers – mothers meeting outside our day-to-day – have new things to discuss.  Dare to confess concerns, or approach the personal, and the shunning is immediate.  Only peripheral conversations are expected […]

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House Hunting

“Fasten your seatbelt,” Ric told me fourteen years ago when I first agreed that we were a “couple”.  He wasn’t kidding. We’ve barely just settled in after a six month journey across North America and now we are looking for a home.  We’ve narrowed it down to one of three. Option #1 is in a […]

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Pain Fog

The hockey game blares from the front of the bus with a confidence I am not feeling. Yesterday, I had two cracked and very infected teeth extracted, and my jaw is in intense pain. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” the dentist told me.  Apparently, I had clenched so hard that I split my back […]

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