Saturday, January 3, 2015


Just returned from another funeral. It's been a year of death. Sorry, there's really no other way to say it. Family friend passed away last weekend after a battle with lung disease of unknown cause. A few weeks back it was Tiffany and Jim who were shot by Tiffany's husband. Prior to that it was a young student who unexpectedly died after developing a virus. Then there was Fife icon, Danny.. Gosh. Family friend Bert. The list goes on. Just a tough year coupled with Gram having to go to assisted living and long term care. Lots of sickness, lots of death. Here's to being alive another day.  

Friday, January 2, 2015


Tonight was purge the fridge and cupboards night. I found an old container of protein calories that my naturopathic doc sold me back when I was losing several pounds per week. I opted for the natural flavor of powdered peas... Who wouldn't? Monkey and I hit a big laugh out of that memory. Yep, didn't matter what it tasted like. I was eating for survival!  

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Today I didn't leave my parent's house. I only left the living room to use the bathroom or grab a drink or snack from the kitchen. My parents came and went, Glen visited as I napped, Elise arrived to spend the night. I was quiet & slow and the most content I have been in a long time. Content with my body. I practiced patience with my thoughts. I noted the subtle shifts in my body as thoughts drifted to and fro. Patience as I worked and reworked my beaded bracelet. Patience with my questioning mind. In a year that taught me so much, there was nothing more valuable than the lesson of patience.