Fresh tracks! Maybe I’ll see a kid?

  Well, our nest has been empty for a bit now, but nothing seems to have changed. We still see the tell-tale signs of our kids’ presence, although not so frequently. They pop in at random and if I don’t see them first hand (which…

The older I get, the more I wonder where my mind wanders off to…

  Motherhood…   Aging…    Menopause…   Distraction…   Stress…   Exhaustion…    Depression…   All are known and accepted causes of increasing memory loss and all are conditions I have and do experience. I’ve know for quite a while that I’m having increasing memory issues, indicated by the ‘symptoms’ I’ve…

Who invited the black bear for lunch?

  It was on a hot summer day in about 1987, I was single and living in a small duplex at the very end of Beechwood Road in Courtenay, BC.    From there on past the end of the street there was nothing but thick,…

Remembering Lester the Lobster

I have no idea why, but a picture of a colorful frog on my Facebook feed reminded me of a one-time pet of ours we called Lester the Lobster.   Now, Lester wasn’t a lobster. In fact, he was a crayfish our kids caught in a…

Hey! It’s Aunty Feather and Uncle Honeypie!

  Hey! It’s Aunty Feather and Uncle Honeypie!   When my kids were little, the tones alerting me to email and Facebook messages were sounding more than usual on one day, and that’s because Mark was out of town on a business trip and we corresponded through chat…