It is a struggle to write this today. I don't feel that I have the vocabulary to describe what has happened to my home province of Nova Scotia. I have no desire to repeat, once again, all the details that have traveled around the world in news clips since last weekend when this tragic event … Continue reading Nova Scotians Are Forever Changed
Photo Jenn Stone. If you think an extended period at home results in me having a cleaner house, think again. Oh I know people who are scrubbing walls and taking this time to do a regular old-fashioned spring cleaning, but I am not one of them. This is something I have relegated to the past, … Continue reading The Fine Art Of Pandemic Housecleaning Procrastination
Photo by Jenn Stone Twice a year, in the fall, usually in October, and in the spring, usually in April, my sinuses decide to prove to me that they can make my life miserable. They get congested and drip down my throat, resulting in a constant thickness that can make my voice sound like it … Continue reading Sinuses? …Or That Other Thing?
Photo by Jenn Stone Last Sunday, I decided to venture out to the grocery store. The fridge and pantry were both displaying a vast amount of empty space. I choose Sunday because the grocery store chain that I frequent most often sent out of communication that stated that Sundays, along with Monday and Tuesday evenings … Continue reading We Will Not Die Of Starvation
Photos by Jenn Stone Like most of us in Canada are supposed to be doing, The Doc and I have been socially isolating or physically distancing or whatever the latest name for staying home and keeping your friends and family safe is. It has been over a week since I have been out in the … Continue reading The Days Of Going Nowhere
Photo by Jack B on Unsplash Have you been reading the articles about how COVID-19 is affecting the environment? I sure have. They have been an eye opener. Because of factories shutting down and people socially distancing and staying home, there has been a dramatic drop in nitrogen dioxide emissions. Satellite images have shown impressive … Continue reading Mother Earth Gets An Opportunity To Breathe
Photo by Tyler Callahan on Unsplash. A few days ago, my friend Gina and I went to a movie and then out for dinner. When we met in the almost empty parking lot of the movie theatre, I mentioned that this would probably be our last social engagement for a while. There were four people … Continue reading Now Is Not The Time To Be Overly Social
Photos by Jenn Stone An addictive nature is not a characteristic that I would use to describe myself. Sure I love red wine, but I am not an alcoholic. When I drink it, I only drink about 2 glasses; and if there is any hint of a pending headache, I don't touch it. I love … Continue reading Discovering My Addiction
Photos by Jenn Stone When you think of the everglades, the first thing that comes to mind is speeding across a grassy marsh in an air boat, the huge fan creating a howling wind in it's wake. Although that does conjure fond memories of the long ago show Gentle Ben (readers my age will remember … Continue reading Florida Everglades – Up Close & Personal
Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash. Because I come across as a tough and stubborn bitch, people will be surprised to learn that I sometimes get blue. The sad and heavy weight of depression is something I am very familiar with. Over the course of my life, it is something that has cropped up … Continue reading February Blues
Photos by Jenn Stone. Everyone loves to go to the beach in the summer when the sun is shining and the air is warm. Most people avoid it in the winter unless, of course, the landscape is in your blood. Lawrencetown Beach is in my blood. It is just over five minutes from my house. … Continue reading The Beach In Winter
Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash It's February. The month when couples have fourteen days to try to find the perfect way to express their undying love for each other. I guarantee most people will still be figuring it out on the 13th. If nothing else, they will buy a card. Who's idea was all … Continue reading Skip The Card… Buy The Wine
Photo by Mateusz Buda on Unsplash. There are no sidewalks in my neighbourhood and that's the way I like it. It is outside the city. I am not a person who is fond of concrete. I go for a walk around this neighbourhood almost every day. There is still an abundance of trees, including … Continue reading I Love How My Neighbourhood Reflects Individual Freedom
Photo: Jenn Stone. Before takeout became so convenient and easy; and before takeout containers started to pile up in landfills and destroy the planet, people cooked weekday dinners. They had no choice. There wasn't takeout joints on every corner or Uber Eats to bring food straight to our door. Pizza was one of the … Continue reading The Lost Art Of Cooking Weekday Dinners
Photo by Cristina Zaragoza on Unsplash. Is this Narcissistic? A question I ask myself every time I publish a blog post. Every time I throw my thoughts and feelings out into the world for others to read and occasionally comment on. At the rate of one post per week for the past while, I have … Continue reading Is This Narcissistic?