Life According to Literature (2021)

Saw this on Paula Light’s website, My Book Life, and thought I’d give it a try. Original challenge is linked here. (THE RULES: Using only books you have read during the last year (2021), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. These answers don’t have to be true, but they just need […]

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Are you pregnant, or is that a mouse in your pocket?*

A heavy fog greeted us this Christmas morning, but nothing can dampen the mood. Ten negative COVID tests brought a group of us together to celebrate Christmas Eve. Not the whole family, but all the grandchildren, which made this Grandma’s heart sing. My son and his wife were delayed by work, so we let the […]

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Life Takes A Turn

Life, like the weather, has taken a turn. No answers at the moment, but I am once again confined to bed rest. Restorative rest, is what the doctor has ordered. Limited screen time, hired help to run the house, no outings. I have a few posts pre-scheduled on my poetry site, and will visit when […]

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A Shadow and A Reflection

As my husband recovers from his fifth surgery in the past year, I am struggling to keep up with life’s obligations: the shadow. He’s doing as well as can be expected, but I am not used to doing all the driving, shopping, cooking and caring. As tired as I am, I can’t help but reflect […]

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Balance Would Be Good

Life feels a bit like this photo right now – buggy. While Ric is on the mend, I have been undergoing tests for chronic issues. Last week, two biopsies were taken and a growth removed. No answers yet. “Are you scared?” Ric asks me as we lie awake, minds processing in the stillness of night. […]

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It’s A Wonderful World

That life lead us to settle in this small town on the river, is magic, made even more wonderful by the presence of our majestic tree. Every day is a wonder with our two little adoptees. The best thing of all, is that life is opening up again, and we got to spend some face-to-face […]

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Art Pause

Having fully recovered from my surgery, I now await Ric’s return from his. He had a total reconstruction of the knee – 10 new parts he claims – and yesterday his pain was not well managed, but this morning, rested and feeling better, he is anxious to get home. In the meantime, I deal with […]

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Decision Made

Monday we were excited about the possibility, but then overnight doubts set in for me. He talked me through it, assuaged my fears. The house around the corner with the beautiful views also needs work. We called the owner for another viewing. Ric was right. My concerns were not founded. I was in. But then […]

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Ordering Thai

Actually, the dogs get out to circle the neighbourhood every day. Ric does the walking. He does the grocery shopping, picks up meds, and deals with all other outside matters. I stay home, guarding my high risk. We do try to maintain some normalcy by ordering out once a week. In our small town the […]

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Not So Simple

So many questions cluttering my mind –numbers and guidelines: Stay Inside! I crave the single mindedness of a plantwhose nature tends towards sunlight and contemplate the stillness of mosswondering if it too feels the inquietude And gaze on with envy as a solo flight passesyearning to taste the freedom of escape. Life has become so […]

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