Layla Anne…
Layla Anne…
/ July 21, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Let’s talk about D-Winks’ dog! When I first saw her (virtually of course) she was in her crate, too frightened to come out, rescued from goodness knows where, stinky, unkempt and nervous. A dog with a history she couldn’t share verbally but one that was quite evident in her demeanour, “She may have been raised…

Barista Coffee…
Barista Coffee…
/ July 17, 2020 1 COMMENTS

Finally Hubs and I went out to get ourselves a coffee made by someone else. We needed a break from Keurig and cafetière. The last time we had a cappuccino was at Starbucks when everything started closing down…back in March…when things were normal and we were on an extended Spring Break. We took our to-go…

Happy Birthday Winks…
Happy Birthday Winks…
/ July 14, 2020 1 COMMENTS

Hey Winks, it’s that day again! Many Happy Returns! I’ve just finished reading all the blogs I’ve written for your birthday since 2011! This will be your ninth! You were 22 when I first started, and now you’re 31 TODAY!! And this year, instead of me being out of State or country, you are! Wait…

Spider…
Spider…
/ July 8, 2020 0 COMMENTS

You know I love the zig-zag, web making, spiders. Commonly known as garden spiders. Well here’s one on our screen door who decided to use the grid to make a perfectly hexagonally shaped web… It looks very pretty! ‘But not at all practical,’ I thought. Webs are supposed to be hanging in midair to snare…

The Bridge that Isn’t a Bridge…
The Bridge that Isn’t a Bridge…
/ July 3, 2020 1 COMMENTS

When I first hosted parties at Footlights I described the lead-up to our property as, “Downhill, across a bridge, first on the right.” Of course, I know there’s a bridge, I’ve checked it out creekside, but anyone who didn’t live here, driving along up top, would not recognise it as a bridge, there’s no suspension, guard…

Picnic Tradition…
Picnic Tradition…
/ June 29, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Continuing the McNeny Picnic Tradition we met the perfect little family outside in a deserted park in Farmersville for a quasi-socially-distant birthday celebration. We spread a quilt under a tree, ladened it with charcuterie, salad, homemade bread, a selection of pickles and olives, chutneys and jams, sparkling water and bubbly, and settled in. We talked…

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks…
Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks…
/ June 23, 2020 0 COMMENTS

On reading these verses, written by St. Paul, I am struck by the sense that they were written specifically for today.  That’s one of the most amazing features of the Bible, its applicability. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16)…

New Normal…
New Normal…
/ June 16, 2020 0 COMMENTS

The phrase ‘New Normal’ has been adopted to remind us that after the pandemic, when a vaccination is available, our lives will not go back to the way they were. This has been frightening and unwelcome news for some who are entrenched in their ‘now’ lives. I think about those born-againers (including St. Paul) who,…

Sleeping & Netflicking Our Days Away…
Sleeping & Netflicking Our Days Away…
/ June 12, 2020 1 COMMENTS

I’m a list maker… I love seeing the things I’ve done marked through with a pen. I manipulate my list so that I’m not left at the end of the day or week staring glumly at my un-marked list suggesting I’d just couch potato’d my day or week away. Lists often lead to other, remotely…

Nothing Steady and Predictable About Our Day-to-Day…
Nothing Steady and Predictable About Our Day-to-Day…
/ May 27, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Hubs and I have led atypical lives together. 9-5 was not the norm for us. There was nothing steady and predictable about our day-to-day. Jobs and financial security weren’t the norm either. There are times when we worry about our children who are apparently following in our footsteps by shirking steady, predictable lives, “You encouraged…