Monday, January 31, 2011

The Flu
First it hit honourable son #2 and he is still out of commission
Then it got me
I held everything together until THE party 2 days ago was over
The party being by parent's 65th wedding anniversary
Then I fell too

Can't get warm
The cold comes from the inside out
It doesn't help that it is -20 C outside
I ache
My neck is stiff
My throat hurts
I cough
I have ahem things happening in other areas as well

This is a time I want a mother to take care of

Friday, January 14, 2011

Just look at these beautiful colourful paintings. 
This image has cheered me up. 

The temperature is cold the snow is falling and I was feeling a bit in the dumps today.  The glorious artwork is from Valentina; a lovely blog I just stumbled on and glad I did. I think I might paint this weekend.  At the very least I will create something.  I have a few cracks in my soul that need mending and so I will take care of me.

Maybe I will win the calendar from the lovely Valentina.  Wouldn't that just make my weekend perfect?

Saturday, January 01, 2011

So long 2010....

Yesterday afternoon my dog and I took a long...a very long walk along the Tom Taylor trail that runs from Green Lane to St. John's Side Road - or so they say -I haven't ventured south of Mulock Drive.  I parked the car; we walked down one side of the river and back up the other side.  New Year's Eve afternoon, the sky was grey, the temperature was mild, the path was clear of ice and snow, and we met very few people along the way.  I really enjoyed that very slow walk, 1 hour in length, with my dog.  She walks much better on the trails, being very skittish of cars when we walk the sidewalk around our neighbourhood.

Today, Christmas has gone; all decorations removed and tucked away for another year. We are treated to very unusually mild temperatures of +7C; all the snow has gone, the ground ready to receive a new fresh covering.  Took Miss Lola for a 'block' walk and she poked like never before.  She gets me out, we need the stroll and neither one of us would care if we missed a walk or two or three.

New Year's Day and a simple supper is cooking ... B's turn to cook...we will save the 'feast' of bbq steaks and lobster tail, baked potatoes and Caesar salad for tomorrow...we have 2 sons who aren't interested in a feast today! Say no more.

My New Year's intentions....
  • paint - watercolours
  • begin to stretch with some gentle yoga
  • prepare for THE trip on all levels
  • plan a new kitchen-on-budget
  • make a new bedroom
  • design a simple front and back garden
....perhaps not so much intentions as objects of my desire of creative endeavours for this year...starting with this subject to paint - a photo taken by Bunty in Jamaica.