Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tuesday Truths

1 Just when you think it's going sideways it rights itself and things turn out even better than you could ever expect.

2 We've been going to the gym regularly now and are finding it's fun. Who said that?

3 I miss my gardens. So i can either whine and pout about it or get busy. I'm formulating a plan to get all of the rocks in the front bed out so that I can put in some lovely gardening bits and flowers. Mr P doesn't know it yet but I am going to need his  help on this one. Come to think of it, I think I'll recruit the boys too. Now I'm really getting excited for the weekend because it's planning time. What will I plant? Do you know my favourites?

Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday musings

1 I stood on the deck in the glorious sunshine and finally felt the heat the the sun on my face. My skin drank it in and wanted more.

2 Change. Adversity. Loss. Joy. Satisfaction. Success. So proud of both of my sons.

3 Izzy was a very lucky girl this past weekend. Tickets to see her favourite person, Dr Jane Goodall. Plus she was chosen to meet her in person. Thrilled is an  understatement. What a beautiful gift from her grandparents, Lola and Jichan. Memories that dreams are built on.

Friday, 14 April 2017


And you thought it was just a momentary glitch? Nope. The blog is back.

1 The family comes for Good Friday breakfast and it turns out well all love early morning get togethers! Bacon, scrambled eggs, poached, toast and fruits of all sorts. We indulge and enjoy it all. Not a scrap left over for even a mouse!

2 Izzy and Kesler can't resist and soon find themselves in the hot tub. The hose comes out and they have fun washing my windows, the deck and themselves!

3 My sons give the very best hugs.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

What's it all about Alphie?

Its funny how every now and then things pop into your head and can't come out. Ear worm!!!
But it got me thinking about what is it all about? Don't you love frying pan moments. Isn't it so true that when I have one of those moments, that it's one of those good bad feels. I haven't written in this blog for a very long time; it slipped away from me. I lost my drive to post and along the way the grateful blog just ceased to be one of my priorities. And that makes me feel sad. I have found great pleasure in finding things to be grateful for and especially thankful for the times when finding gratefulness was so challenging.

1. Izzy is now 7, in Grade One and this past weekend was up for a sleepover. And of course at bedtime it's story time. We call our story "The Adventures of Tia, Twyla and Zoe". It's Grama's made up story about a young girl, her two kittens and their magic basket. Izzy loves their trips to Candy Land, to the magic castle, runaway trains and to the gumdrop forest.

2. Kesler is 5 and in preschool. He has made amazing progress with his Behavioral Interventionist and teachers so much so that he will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. So proud of this little man. He's finding his words and interacting with us all. He is proving that autism is just another word.

3 Mr P and I are busy too. Planning a long well deserved vacation. We haven't been back to Vancouver Island since we moved. Mostly that because I really haven't wanted to go back. I miss the sea and wasn't ready to feel that longing again. But it's time and I am ready to feel the sand in my toes, wind on my skin and sun on my head.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Well here we are. It's 2017 and I am writing a post in what seems like forever.

So many things have changed and life has certainly thrown us curve balls but we have persevered and are moving forward. Time to restart my posts. I have much to be grateful for. I have missed you all and my grateful p

1. Mr P and I are working together on a business,  happily growing old together.
2. The grandkidlets are thriving. Izzy was the class star last month and Kesler is beginning to communicate.
3. Kesler has ear surgery on Wednesday. Prayers for a successful outcome.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

bitz and pieces of my world

1 Izzy, Kes and Grampa are all finally healed and well. So I guess it's my turn to experience this particularly nasty cold. Here's hoping vitamin C and Greens will make it either disappear or be short lived.
2 Mr P is home and gets an extra 5 days because of a Stand Down order at the site. This is good bad news. Bad because it means there were some unsafe work issues, but good because they will be addressed before he's gone back. And a double good for extra days off.
3 We've been seeing someone for a variety of issues but today is particularly difficult. Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. And sometimes you don't want to.
4 She says, "You can either be right or you can be part of a relationship". Those were pretty heavy words with a big impact. I wasn't surprised but I felt the sting of her words regardless.
5 Izzy has been doing wonderfully at school. A few times this year she's been the Student of the Week. She got to go to the front of the gym and accept an award for good behaviour.
6 We share the duties for the day. I make dinner, he does dishes. I really like this arrangement because dishes just aren't my favourite thing unless I'm needing some "cleaning therapy time" 
7 We play a word association game today. Some find it difficult at first to associate a word and a letter but because we do the harder one first the second is much easier. Soon we are zipping along and laughing and finding commonalities and humour. 
8 I have neglected to plant any spring bulbs. There isn't much coming up in my small front garden. No buds on the lilacs or rhodos yet either. I'm thinking I'll have to get big of colour this spring to fill the gaps. I'll miss having my own but I do know we'll be working on the yard this year and hopefully the gardens will be part of my world again.
9 Kesler is starting to enter the world with words. It's amazing how different our relationship looks like and feels with a new type of communication. I'm happy to look into his eyes and see him, really see him. And then he smiles back.