Monday, May 30, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, friends. How are you all doing? How was your weekend? Ours was very busy, which seems to be the theme for the entire month of May. But we did squeeze in some fun on Saturday evening. We spent it in the downtown area near the water. It was a glorious day; the weather was perfect! Yesterday I spent the entire day in the garden and when I finally came in it felt like my legs were made of rubber. But the plants are happy and the flower beds look great.

Today I've got a lineup of things that I need to tackle, so let's get to the humour...

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Project 366: Week 21

It’s been an insanely busy week for us and photography has been a real challenge. But I’m finally here with another round of photos for my ‘Project 366 – 2016’. At times I think I must have lost my mind when I committed to this. But mostly I’m thankful for it. It forces me to step away from the daily grind for awhile and focus on something much more enjoyable.

This week's photo theme: Close To Home

Friday, May 20, 2016
"The world is more beautiful when we’re surrounded by greenery."

Project 366, Day 141: Greenery

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Surveillance Spot
"Checking out the surroundings.”

Project 366, Day 142: Surveillance Spot

Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Bridge
"We have crossed this countless times."

Project 366, Day 143: The Bridge

Monday, May 23, 2016
A Feathered Friend
"Evening walks are much more interesting when we run into some winged friends."

Project 366, Day 144: A Feathered Friend

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Pond
"No matter how many times I visit, I can never get enough of this pretty little pond.”

Project 366, Day 145: The Pond

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
“Pretty blooms add extra joy to an evening stroll.”

Project 366, Day 146: Flowers

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Maple Leaves
“You know you’re in Canada when you’re surrounded by these.”

Project 366, Day 147: Maple Leaves

What I've learned this week:
There is beauty close to home.
Being near the water calms me.
Stepping away from the daily grind is vital even if it’s only for a little while.
Life is more interesting with a camera in hand!

And that’s all for this week. I hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Question Of The Day

This used to be so easy to answer before one of my brothers died. When asked, I'd simply say "Yes, I have two older brothers." And that was the end of it. But after I lost the younger of the two, it became quite awkward. Still is.

My answer now depends on the situation. Sometimes, I may simply say that I have two older brothers and not mention that one died. Or I might answer that I have one older sibling and leave it at that. Because mentioning death brings out uncomfortable silence or questions that I don't feel like answering. Other times I'll just tell someone "I had two older brothers; one of them died a few years ago" or "There used to be three of us but one died awhile back" and let the chips fall where they may.

How about you?