Sunday, May 5, 2024


 Seems my posts on my two blogs seem to have merged into one. So sad that tech is so unpredictable. Please go to the link to read the post intended for here. Thanks. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Burning Questions

The title I used is the title of Margaret Atwood’s lastest book released and I have the audio version now that I must use that way to enjoy text. I am so impressed with this work and for the first time in my life I have a very fond appreciation of this contemporary Canadian author. Her vision of our world and our lives on it is very much to the point. She has done much to alert us all that the way we live is not going to work into the future. I concur .

I am posting this as I know many of you are very well read bloggers and know our globe has environmental issues along with much more of course and you may like her short essays and words as they really are remarkably well stated. If you get a chance to read some of it do let me know your thoughts.

Buddy and hubby continue to keep well as we plod along in our senior years. In fact Buddy is very helpful in assisting us. He is my rock. God bless him.

Monday, January 3, 2022

January 2022

 The new year was celebrated by the three of us with a home made dinner and baked goods and fruits for dessert all while watching Anderson Cooper at Times Square as requested by Buddy. 

It was not to my liking watching, hin a man who does not really enjoy alcohol, be asked to down shots and tell he is not enjoying the feeling and then pulling out baby food tubes as his source of food. And it seemed three hours were filled with too much of that activity to the point where Anderson began complaint about not being able to focus on his monitor for his lines in the show.

While there were interludes of entertainment including Justin Bieter dressed up as a spud it somehow failed my hope for some good laughs as we left 2021 behind.It was not an evening full of joy but rather one of relief that we made it thus far avoiding Covid and having our booster shots yet knowing the new variant was rising hourly and by today has hit Over 18000 in just our Ontario province with shut downs likely.

We can only hope this virus will let go once people are immunised and here now they are flocking to clinics more. It is hard to keep safe with the new variant that is making even vaccinated people sick though many not as seriously.

September I tripped and badly fractured my left arm and had to have ER treatment with several hospital follow ups. It was scary as one had no way of being certain that the area was Covid free.   Today the arm has healed but a final fracture clinic app;t is still ahead and Covid is worse now.

One must try to focus on better times. I do this by listening to many audio books. I love them. And we all watch movies to help pass the dark days.We did some baking and put up our tree and put together a few gifts in December once my cast was off. Buddy wanted a visit to see decorations so we made a short trip at a time when it is least busy. We bought a few gifts for his friends and relatives we might see. We tried to feel cheerful.

My daughter who lives 3 hours away managed to test positive for Covid on the 17 of December so she was not able to join us for Christmas. She was I’ll for about a week but still had to quarantine.. We hope to see her later in January.

Watching all the recent weather chaos is has also been tough as thousands in Canada and US are loosing homes and places or work as weather disasters hit hard. Boulder Colorado was most recent right at Christmas Eve. All is so tragic.

I wonder about the hardships now facing so  many. In BC it will take more than a year to build new bridges to allow goods to travel to the east. A very important travel route was washed away in November along with a huge part of our dairy industry.

Help is there but many losses are not replaceable when there is huge destruction as the ones now coming at almost anytime. Global warming has come as was predicted years ago.

This past year I lost my beloved  Swiss cousin on October 31 not from Covid but blood poisoning that ER over looked until it was too late. Hard to imagine how many others are not getting prompt medical,help for non Covid issues. We miss him. 

It is time to look beyond all that toward the fortunate events ahead and be thankful for our blessings thus far. I dream of times when travel will be possible even to local spots and to hug my sister who just passed her cancer treatment and appears to be doing much better.

Most of all I look forward to seeing our grand kids again.I pray my vision will still allow moments when I can share with you.

Dear reader please drop me a line for I very much miss you all too. May 2022 bring us to happier and safer times.

Saturday, March 20, 2021


 This morning it arrived quietly as earth lined up in distance of equator to sun. And it will happen annually. Now we will warm up and days will continue to be longer in my area.

Each year it is different but each year in the northern hemisphere plants wake up as does all sorts of life. We humans feel an urge to enjoy new growth. Many set out to plant gardens and tend to those already created.

But this spring is different. The corona virus from last year has become worse and is forcing us to alter many ways of daily living into small contained spaces to avoid getting the mutated deadlier version of Covid 19 variant. We had hopes of it passing but now another wave, a third, has come. And more variants are cropping up.

Spring seems less exciting with the Covid all around the earth. We are getting vaccinated but it does not prevent the virus from affecting anyone. It just lowers risk of severe illness. So how do we get it to be gone? This is the second spring with Covid. Will it be our last? 

That question has a double meaning.Enjoy you outdoor gardens but stay safe. Enjoy festive days but remain in your small bubble. Be hopeful.

Buddy and I are getting jabs on Friday. Hubby has had one. We are in the Pfizer

Spring  2921

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Really Part Two

 Today is the last day of 2020. Six more months of huge Covid losses and many lockdowns, job losses and travel reduced by 90%. 

And a newer variant of the virus that is more easily spread has emerged causing further alarm. Children are loosing their chance to play freely with friends as they must try to live in their bubble of safe people and even wear masks in indoor places. Schools have had a lot of Covid cases so Zoom classes are very common now. But more children are facing homeless futures as their care givers loose jobs and businesses and as they face living on no income sets in.Famished people by the millions sends tears to my eyes in helplessness because not enough assistance has been made available fast enough! It is catastrophic.

There are now vaccines rolling out but not soon enough to bring back lost jobs. In fact just getting millions vaccinated globally will take more than 9 months. 

Those bankrupt and those homeless need a huge boost financially but will wealthy share to enable that to come about?

The UK free of EU has made trade deals but Covid has taken down many businesses and it seems their hope for a new way forward will be hampered another few years as recovery will be dragging on.

US A has Biden as their new President for 2021 but he too has the Covid nightmare to contend with. And he hopes to bring a divided people back to one America. Historically the US has never been united. Two parties make that a dream rather than a reality.Their way to elect a new leader starts almost the moment a president is put into place and that dragged out system they call a democratic process is nothing short of a power struggle controlled by the most wealthy. Billions are spent on endless years of campaigning. Money would be better spent on creating a most highly educated population and a nation that spreads out wealth. Sadly many see that as too socialistic. It is not the American way though there are exception.

Tonight we move into 2021. As we do there is hope that Tokyo Olympics will happen In July and many other events are to reopen for those who are vaccinated. Can the globe get ready by July? 


Many of you follow my two blogs. I thank you for your loyalty. I wish you all good health and a better New Year.

Buddy too.