A Barn Raising…
A Barn Raising…
/ December 11, 2020 1 COMMENTS

Our bird keeping son, Simon, bought a barn. It came in a kit with everything included –  rather like an IKEA delivery only with more technical instructions – I couldn’t make head nor tail of the blueprints, I didn’t need to because I wasn’t the one putting it together. Hubs and I, looking for any…

Black Friday…Stay Home…
Black Friday…Stay Home…
/ November 23, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Just thought this pretty tactless flyer that plopped into my mailbox today warranted a comment. Touting Black Friday, …which is going to be different this year with the CDC recommending us to refrain from large gatherings… it was a simple mailer bursting with discounts… Before the Friday after Thanksgiving became the traditional day when red…

Dark Night of the Soul…
Dark Night of the Soul…
/ October 23, 2020 1 COMMENTS

I absolutely do not wish to compare myself to the great Spanish Mystic,  St John of the Cross. A Carmelite friar and priest (1542-1591). No way me!  But I do every so often refer to my awakenings, in the middle of the night full of despair and dread, as my dark nights of the soul….

Hubs’ Field…My Field…
Hubs’ Field…My Field…
/ October 6, 2020 0 COMMENTS

For me, the epitome of an English garden is one that looks tangly and wild… those lovely little cottage gardens, over-run with wisteria and clambering roses, bursting with colour and alive with bees busying themselves among the blooms. My mother’s was manicured, no unchecked vines or trailing geraniums allowed. Her lawn neatly dotted with coloured…

Sophie’s One…
Sophie’s One…
/ October 2, 2020 1 COMMENTS

Our beautiful grand-daughter, Sophie, celebrated her first birthday recently and we had her party in Farmersville at the city park, In true McNeny-style… Picnics R Us! A mess of chips and dip, drinks, bubbly and cake, of course. All the relatives who were in town came and there were lots of presents! In addition to…

A Short Trip…
A Short Trip…
/ September 30, 2020 0 COMMENTS

To get away from the pandemic…or at least how it’s playing out in our neck of the woods, Hubs and I packed two small cases and headed to Colorado. We were going to drive, we didn’t have to get there in a hurry but 2 hrs compared to 12 hours won the day and we…

The Promise of Tomorrow…
The Promise of Tomorrow…
/ September 15, 2020 0 COMMENTS

As the days turned into weeks, and the weeks months, and the months look as though they’re going to make the year with businesses saying they’re not going to bring employees back into the office until 2021, and theatres announcing their live performances won’t start until June 2021, Hubs and I at Footlights are sinking…

Agape…
Agape…
/ September 10, 2020 0 COMMENTS

One of my students is seven. We use manipulatives for math…I’m not very good with them but she is a whiz and happily takes on the role of teacher when I flounder. She has her own names for the shapes we were cutting out of Playdoh, “This is an Eight-let,” she said holding up an…

Power Out & Afghan Caves…
Power Out & Afghan Caves…
/ September 1, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Living in the country we definitely get more power outages than in the city. Hubs has always been affronted when the house goes dark while we’re still up, he jumps on the phone and harasses the electric company while I rummage around in drawers for candles and matches vowing that next time I’ll be better…

Gratitude Practise…
Gratitude Practise…
/ August 28, 2020 1 COMMENTS

As a Christian when I practise yoga I use it as a moving meditation. It settles my mind and strengthens my body while keeping me reflective and flexible. It’s a time to pray while learning how to breathe in a contemplative way. It’s a time to work hard and sweat, without leaving my mat, or…