Not in the seven years I’ve lived on Galiano, have we had this much snow in one go! Certainly not where I am, which is virtually sea level right in Sturdies Bay. But last night there was 6-8 inches by 7:30pm, so I dug my snow shoes out of storage, and went out.
Yesterday, on my way for another day of medical appointments and and caught the beautiful soft pastels of a cold winters morn. Moments like these, standing on deck with the salty, wind whipping my face; just plain awed by the extraordinary beauty that surrounds us, and I am brimming with gratitude.
I got a dog. Her name is Willow. I got her for companionship and maybe if amenable, train her to fetch things I've dropped, or my phone if needed when I'm having an episode; having been told she was a great retriever and very smart and easy the train. Willow is an older Cocker Spaniel, … Continue reading Second Chances
It's hard to keep your heart open but harder not to!
This article really resonates with me, and I'm sure many other people with illness or disability. Pretty quickly, the ailment becomes all people see when they look at you. The disability is you. Every time I go out, some kind, well-meaning, friend comments on how I'm 'walking' or 'looking' as if that somehow determines how … Continue reading Respect Vs. Condescension
These are my home cleaning staples, (along with Peroxide and Dr Bronners): Bicarb, vinegar, lemon juice: how to clean your house – even the oven – the old-fashioned way... https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2019/jan/13/bicarb-vinegar-lemon-juice-how-to-clean-your-house-even-the-oven-the-old-fashioned-way?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress
More pics - love my new tub and Separett composting toilet. The tub is 36 x 24 x 24 inches, smaller from the previous tub which was 36 x 36 x 24 inches. Weirdly, it doesn't feel much different and I actually feel more comfortable in the smaller one, and now finally able to have … Continue reading Bathroom Reno
Bare bones - It's coming along....after 4 years of using a home-made, composting toilet, which worked great, I finally got a Separett Villa 9200 from Home Depot Online, and have to say it's brilliant! Really quiet, and no odour whatsoever. So much so, wish I'd got it four years ago. Anyone thinking whether or not … Continue reading bathroom reno – part one