Thrifty smarts

I stepped out to do some thrift therapy today.I was not looking for anything in particular and had no set budget today. My husband has been in the hospital all day waiting for surgery for a detached retina. I just could not stay in the house any longer so I ran out to my favourite... Continue Reading →

Winter is upon her

My mother-in-law has Alzheimer’s. I recently found out that she’s also in kidney failure. She is elderly and unable to comprehend her future status. She made a comment to my husband over the weekend that she is looking forward to winter being over and summer coming. This poem came to my head. I wish you... Continue Reading →

We are not lucky – and we are busy

Someone close to Robert said ‘I can’t believe how busy the two of you always are. I’m trying to slow down and you two have ramped it up.’ Yes we have. But we have always been very energetic people who get involved in a lot of activities and since becoming parents in 2008 this has... Continue Reading →

Focussed Friends Favourites – Issue 3

Hi readers and thanks for joining us again for another issue of our favourites. OK another issue of Margaret’s favourites. My three partners here have been so busy in the UK. I’ve kind of taken on the favourites page for now. And I hope that you enjoy what I enjoy. Kylie M Interiors First on... Continue Reading →

LAST LAST WORDS

I was visiting North Vancouver recently. After brunch on Sunday my sister-in-law suggested we go for a walk and she took us on a tour of a beautiful columbarium. For those of you that don’t know columbarium is the place where m loved ones ashes are taken for final storage. This particular columbarium was truly... Continue Reading →

A little broken

I often buy things that are a little broken. I frequent thrift shops, garage sales and marketplace finds. Sometimes at a thrift store somebody will say to me ‘you know that’s a little broken?’ And my reply is typically ‘yes but I’m a little broken too. We’ll be a good match.’ And when I say... Continue Reading →

DENIERS

My heart breaks for the lost children of residential school. The discovery of 215 bodies is too much to bare.

FEAR

Why beneath the surface lie the things we fear the most? The thin line under water The father and the Holy Ghost The bottom of the mattress just above the floor The crack of dark crunching behind the closet door images behind eyelids of imaginary truth The bitter shove to meaningless when we no longer... Continue Reading →

Focused Friends – Sonnet Challenge

Photo by Debbie Walker Recently my cousin Deano, one of the Focused Friends team, challenged me to write a Sonnet. I didn't even know what a Sonnet was. I've enjoyed writing the occasional poem before, but I use that term very loosely for I haven't followed any structure, just gone with the words that came... Continue Reading →

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