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Still sick. But, some kindness brightens the day! Our neighbours (my heroes) brought me some homemade chicken vegetable soup and bread. They also arranged for their plow guy to come and clear our driveway, after it had been snowing all day and night. I remember that life is…
Added by Helen on February 29, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Not long into Sunday after seeing the kitties, I started to come down ill with a bad cold/flu. I basically spent the rest of my time since then huddled down on the sofa. This photo was taken accidentally while sneezing, but was quite representative of my last two days, so I kept…Continue
Added by Helen on February 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
What better way to spend Sunday mornings than hanging out with the kitties at my local SPCA! I get to play with them and make a fuss over them, as part of the cat socialization program that aims to help their wellbeing and adoptability.
A birthday treat: Going to a house concert to see the wonderful Ross Neilsen, a local musician and legend in the making. He recently made it to the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge down in Memphis. (Where, I might add, that another local musician - Matt Andersen - won the solo award a few years ago. The only Canadian ever to do…Continue
Added by Helen on February 29, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments
What was left of the yummy Baileys and Vodka birthday cake made for me by a dear friend. Starting my 30s with the kindness of others.
Added by Helen on February 29, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Recently, I turned the big 3-0. For some time before that, I wavered between wanting the milestone to slide under the radar completely unnoticed, and wanting to embrace it.
Then, I found myself speaking with a friend of mine who was doing this cool thing called Project 34. She had gotten the idea from a friend of hers. The basic concept was that on…Continue
Almost every morning i awake from the strange world of a fantastic dream. I keep notebooks and pens right next to the bed within arm's reach, so i can write down the most interesting ones. Like most people, i imagine, if i don't get the details down within just a few moments of waking, my memory of the dream just fades away, piece by piece, until nothing is…Continue
This week's client on her recent separation,
"He's spending time with people who don't really know him, that's good"
Added by owen powell on February 16, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments
Furry Brotherly Love…
I worked as a special education teacher. I worked with mostly women, mostly married. I had lots of friends, a wonderful family, but I had not met that 'special someone'--I was approaching 34 years old! What to do?? How to meet someone?? I took a leap of faith and put an ad in a local paper in the 'singles' section. I was nervous, but willing to take the chance! Luckily, someone else was willing to take the chance, too. He read my ad, held on to it, thought about it, then made the…Continue
Today at the door of Sherwin Williams Paint in Springfield
"I saw ya coming through the door - Owen, right? I never forget a face
Remember me, Steve, from the Brookhaven store, bout 15 years ago I was
the assistant, Randy was the manager. Little guy with glasses, real hyper.
I'm in the paint biz, now"
"Oh yeah, I remember you, how ya…Continue
Added by owen powell on February 9, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
When I first started out in business I screwed up my first half dozen jobs, barely escaping with the
check. I was a few dollars away from totally broke or worse, a regular job, when I got my break. A
friend turned me on to an older lady with some big bucks. A relative of both the Duponts and the
Woods of Wawa, we're talking a coupla hundred million. Mrs. Sands was stinkin rich but you
certainly wouldn't know it from the crappy little home she…
Added by owen powell on February 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
When it's really love
You find yourself willing to make sacrifices
Willing to do things you don't like to see them smile
Giving of yourself, even when it's hard to
Learning to pick your battles
Wanting your needs to be met
But also wanting to meet…Continue
my mother on her dentures, " Owen, you don't understand, they're in there like a torpedoed ship,
half up and half down."