I am so blessedly happy it is now the month of May. I can love on nature and feed off the glory of all flowers. I can go and hug a tree and watch green grass sprout through. I have discovered that the only way for me to survive many more months of the 3rd […]
Our horses get moved to a different pasture to graze regularly throughout the year. They are heading out to the south pasture. Watching them this close move together is what is missing in this world. We move together singly and technically. We all know and feel we are missing out on the human contact or […]
Getting up in the morning to a very shiny empty spotless kitchen sink is more good happiness therapy than it sounds. I go to this every morning. And it refreshes me. It is such a bright shiny spot to look at every morning. Have you heard of the Flylady System? Have you heard of YouTube […]
It is really bugging me that I have had my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and that was 2 weeks ago. It seems the news is never a friend. It is never good news and this issue will go on. How and who is going to say when it is over? This nasty virus […]
I like to think I am an individual in photo-snapping. I know I am not really. I think it is important to believe that you are. To be original and stand alone in the crowd of photographers is not my objective. I just feel good when I take pictures with my camera. I am comparing […]
Can you see the parakeets? Yes, it is spring and I want to not wear a mask and I would like to rip through the stores and go have coffee with all my family and friends…… I wonder when the cage doors will open? Some people are not believers of this COVID-19 extreme measures. I […]
I write this post about closing my brain. Keeping my mind in the dark while sitting still. I like to count when I meditate and then it calms me. I am sure of one thing these days and that is I can shut my mind off and stay alert, even if my mind wanders and […]
It is March. We are half way through it. It has always been the month that is hardest to get through for me, Now, I am, giving myself a makeover of sorts. How you may ask? Meditating is the first thing. I am practicing a simple method of listening to Baroque music while sitting still […]
We have an area on our property that fills up with water in March and April. If there is lots of snow and rain throughout the year our pond becomes a huge pond. It is March The snow is like starch The joy of a new fresh season will spring forth I want to tell […]
I have been working with and practicing these exercises for my Morton’s Neuroma for a year and a half. They make a huge difference in pain and stiffness from a neuroma in between the toes. Mine is the 3rd and 4th toe and it is basically a tissue that got caught on a nerve between […]
I am so upset with Dr. Tam’s message of “it doesn’t matter if we are lowering the curve significantly, we still must keep our masks on and restrictions stay the same everywhere in Canada”. Does this woman not know how to motivate people? Of course not. We have two leaders in Canada. Justin Trudeau and […]
Story writing. Protagonist (lead character) and Antagonist (evil person). How evil is the bad guy? How many challenges will the Protagonist (lead character) have?. What does the lead character learn at the end? I am practicing writing a novel for my own learning and I am taking it seriously as if a publisher is waiting […]
What are you thinking? What is my thinking these days? I am thinking of plants. I bought a succulent last week. I want to create a corner for assorted plants. Non-flowering ones. The sun is shining brightly these days and the windows bring in light now. Snake plant to your left of this photo, Pony […]
Here I am all bundled up and nowhere to go. I did find a small pretty travel trip through the willows right here on our property. They are covered in snow and getting fuller and taller each year. I did not know what to do today, besides pick up groceries and check the mail. I […]
Horses are a good thing.
These horses are happy with their new straw bed. No interesting words on this post. I am just enjoying the movements of our horses and small pleasures outside.
Fridge echos as I open it. I make a list of foodies to pick up in town. I settle in to do my on- line grocery shopping. Now, you see, it is time for prepping in front of the mirror before I leave to pick up my groceries. What earrings to wear with my jacket? […]
I lost my son 17 years ago and my good friend lost her son 14 years ago. It is difficult to know what each of us go through. My friend summed it up with this. “The anniversary date of the passing of a loved one, is a day where I reflect , and then I […]
We dressed Western for New Years Eve supper. The tree has all the decorations off. I like it just like that. It will come down today. I always take my tree down on New Years Day. My word for 2021 is ……Awesome. I began new things in 2020. A walking program at home, outside and […]
I HAD TO GET OUT into the cold, so I slung my camera over my shoulder, as I walked in 20 below Celsius weather. It felt so good. There was very little wind and it was 9:00 am. I snapped this shot when I first stepped out the front door (east). This shot was not […]
I have a Mortons Neuroma in my left foot. My left foot has been dealing with a neuroma for at least a year and a half. It is now becoming a problem as my regular foot exercises are at a standstill and I have had to stretch my toes. Here is how to stretch toes […]
Had to post the dynamics of our Christmas tree family pictures this 2020 season. Marriage, loss, gratitude, love is all wrapped up in these pictures. My husband, and youngest son and I lost a loved one in 2004. We have worked hard to keep on, keeping on. My eldest son ended his own life at […]
This is my walking path now. I follow the well worn tread of the horses trail. I have a story to tell about this path. Once upon a time I was feeling down. I went out for a walk. The traffic on the highway was too busy and I turned back home. I walked to […]
I am walking 3 miles a day. I have reached 10,000 steps some days but find it hard to maintain that everyday. I have decided on 7500 steps per day, which is 3.5 miles for me. If I get more than that then it is a bonus. The trick is to keep the walking interesting. […]
I have healing methods for myself that I should of used or known about before 2004. That may not make sense to you but I am a very unfortunate mom who has grieved over my son’s passing back in 2004. If many of you are practicing the difficult process in being a parent; and it […]
This is a list of 10 reasons I believe in Christmas. Do you believe? THE NUMBER ONE REASON IS…….the world becomes brighter; we are not shy about putting up lights outside, on trees, on houses, equipment, and so much more. I love this “lighting up the world” literally 2. magical times and childhood dreams are […]
I am not one to enjoy the process of hanging ornaments carefully on my Christmas tree I do have ways that I can savour the process even though I don’t enjoy the tediousness of individually hanging each ornament and choosing which branch to put it on. This method below works well for me. I do […]
I keep hearing about search engine optimization , which I have discovered over the past 6 months , SEO is the abbreviation for it and in most blogging how-to’s directives they say it is so very important. Picking the words in my post that google or SEO’s will choose my post and might get me […]
Dried out trees like this picture below, are just fine to see, as I walk along. It is an interesting tree break. I do have a fear of running into a snake. Any snake. This time of the year hunters’ are driving their vehicles on this path into the pasture to hunt. They are breaking […]
In our community pasture there are many trees that make the walking path interesting. It has been a tough practice (notice I did not say struggle), of finding inspiration these past weeks. So yesterday this tree just spoke at me. The hole in it is interesting and it spooked me. I thought “I don’t want […]
1. Get 20 minutes of sun on your face 2. clap your hands to change the energy in the room 3. Go for a 20 minute walk 4. Close your eyes for one minute 5. Go to a flower shop(Tommy’s Puppet Lab) These are things I do to keep grounded and it refreshes my perspective. […]
I walked through our community pasture across the road this morning . The trees were crackling and snapping as the chunks of ice started to fall off It was a bit eerie because I had to keep checking my back to make sure it wasn’t an animal.
This time of year usually gets the light fantastical going for me . I like that the lights are so gorgeous at the dark of night against white snow. Let me focus on that. The end game is not in my line of sight for the future virus dance going on. I always lighten and […]
Remembrance Day is in a couple of days. I have to keep asking “which side are you to wear the Poppy”.? Some people say a poppy should be worn on the left lapel, to keep it close to your heart – it is also the side that medals are worn by the Armed forces. Others argue that the symbol should be […]
I don’t talk about my partner too much and he is one of the things that even though he seems in the background of all my blogging, he is an integral part of our home and acreage maintenance and also a care- giver + part-time vet to our horses. I admire and love him for […]
Do you often find yourself practicing different weight loss programs? The psychology of losing lbs is huge and in losing weight and keeping it off. I have a weight issue and I overeat. I have to keep weight at a good number just for blood sugar control mainly. I was driving to visit my folks […]
Looking for inspiration in my own yard! .
I am clamping down on feeling stressed about this question every day. No more. Planning and prepping is all good and works like a d%@mn! BUT…the big but Sometimes, more than not I don’t know what is available for supper so it goes out the darn fence and into the pasture. I am making bison […]
This is about making a decision, a complicated decision, but I feel it was safe enough. This is how it went. My dad has been in and out of the hospital all last month and part of this month. He is now home and I was booked in to visit my mom yesterday- one on […]
YOU KNOW THAT FEELING when you get back from vacation and you are so happy to get back to reality? Me neither. I learned some things about hair and vacation. Hair is a big deal and I brought a couple of hats and bought 2 more while on the island. No hair issues wearing a […]
I know that blogging is a thing and it is a thing that I keep learning more about so that I can evolve with the social media speed of connecting and communication.
I was taught to snake (serpentine) around the arena by Buck Brannaman. It is a great routine to warm up my horse and the horse has something different to do than just walk along the arena fence. I also like it because it gives me a focus and plan to start my longer rides.
It’s not easy being in a relationship with someone. A horse is no different. Doing something together as a team is communication personified. I get you and you get me. That is the final result when you know it is up to you to make it last. I needed to relearn some things and figure my horse’s understanding of what I need, what I want. It’s a beautiful ride when it gets figured out.
To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.
It feels like a purposeless time in my life. I won’t depress you with this post. A lot of the time I do have a sense of purpose. But lately not so much. I need a picture or a photo, actually, here right now, to keep on writing. I am very motivated by photos and […]
My happy place is Madge Lake (Duck Mountain Provincial Park) in Saskatchewan. Letting go of the summer season and letting Autumn come in. I enjoy photography in a simple fashion and only use a digital Nikon CoolPix B500. I don’t have to say it, if you know me, but of course we were on a […]
The 3 M words I use throughout the day. Mental – I have a brain Mindful – Slow down and stay grounded, place hand on heart and breathe in and out 5 times and your true spirit will come forth…..grounding! Mania – nothing is making sense but I have a brain and I can breathe […]
D0 you like food? How about do you binge eat? or do you know that you actually eat sensibly , but yet, you are still not losing any pounds or just not feeling as good as you could. FOR me it was all of the above.! THIS book called The Writing Diet written by Julia […]