Friday, 27 November 2015

Pondering on a Butterfly..

It seems like a million years ago that a bunch of us were whiling away the hours on Mindlink BBS in the wee hours just chatting away aimlessly.  I remember the conversation coming up about another chat system where everyone needed a handle or alias to use.   I wanted to check it out but was at a complete loss for something to use. 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

#TBT (A little Early) ~ Shaking the Family Tree

An early #TBT ~  A family photo from many many moons ago, from my cousin's wedding.  

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

It was a dark and stormy night..

It was a dark and stormy night.. 

How many times as a child and youth were we given that particular phrase as a story starter?  All too often, I'm afraid.  Oddly enough, I always managed to come away with a completely different story depending on the day and what was going on at the time..  

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Lily Celebrates 4th Birthday With New Hope and New Kidney

Happy Birthday Lily!!
Lily presurgery

  Photos courtesy of Loonies for Lily

Lily Maclean-Maloney and her family are celebrating her 4th birthday today with a renewed hope as Lily adjusts to her new kidney and a life without dialysis. What a wonderful birthday gift! Happy Birthday Lily!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

21 Years.. We Did It!

21 years..   Wow.  

A day that could have been the end of everything, turns into a 2nd chance and many new adventures.  Not always the journey I'd envisioned, or even hoped for -- but rarely boring.  

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Raising Hope And Awareness for Huntington's Disease One Smile At A Time

Erin WadeElvis and Redline Show coming up Saturday Night
It seems that awareness doesn't come about for any given topic until it becomes relevant to us, or to our situation. Until it's standing right beside us affecting us, or someone we care about, it is only then that we seem to find the need to learn more, to seek solutions and support.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Living Life One Fortune Cookie At A Time

I've been joking lately that I'm living my life one fortune cookie at a time.  Though that sounds rather "out there,"  it really does seem to depict the way things have played out lately.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Looks like We Made It! On #JOY and #GRATITUDE

It is just after midnight and though I know I should probably be sleeping, I'm not.  After weeks of debating the unknowns and weighing options, and doing my research, I'm standing on the other side of the worst part of it all.  The waiting was far worse than the rest of any of it, strangely enough.  I realize there's still some healing and all that goes with that, but I'm not worried. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Of Memories and Birthdays - I Challenge You!

Memories are sometimes a strange and wonderful thing.  You never know when or where a trigger is going to arrive. It could be a scent, a sound, a comment made, or even a song on the radio and suddenly you're reminiscing on a long ago moment in time. 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Hang In There, The Sunshine is Coming!

I've been pondering an awful lot lately about something I've always referred to, as "Life in General"...  this last year or so has been such a complete whirlwind that I have sometimes had times when it feels like I've forgotten to stop and breathe,  but then there are other times that just seemed to drag on.. and on.. and on..   F - O - R - E - V - E - R !!!   

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Feast or Famine..

If writer's block is the absence of being able to let your creativity flow out onto the page, what would the opposite be?

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Page In Time

On January 21st, 1978 I became a big sister.  I remember watching the lump in my mother's belly grow and grow and having so many questions.  My parents hadn't explained anything to me, and I remember going to the library at school and telling the librarian that my Mom's tummy was getting bigger and bigger.  I came home that day with a backpack full of books, and a boat load of questions.

Friday, 9 January 2015

The Culmination of a Year - Waving Goodbye to 2014!

With the holidays behind us, we are just over a week into the new year.  The snow has begun to fall in buckets it would seem, and turning everything into a winter wonderland.  Is it bad that I've already had enough of winter?