Monthly Archives: December 2015

Let nothing you dismay

Our daughter is home from hospital from Xmas Eve to the 27th which made Xmas celebrations complete as far as immediate family was concerned. My sister Sandra was working not far from our house so after Xmas dinner we went … Continue reading

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More colour to life

Our daughter went back to the hospital yesterday for a few days. She will be out over Xmas though so the family will be together. I can’t stand Xmas in hospitals. The staff does their best, as do the volunteers, … Continue reading

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The force is with us

Life has a way of becoming a bit of a dog’s breakfast which is my fault. Our daughter is coming home from hospital today after seven weeks and two days. Woohoo. This naturally enough coincides with the release of the … Continue reading

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When leaves hang trembling

With every gust of wind, the butterfly changes its place on the willow. – Matsuo Basho Our daughter is scheduled to be allowed home from hospital on Friday. We will see how it goes. Fingers are crossed. Seven and a … Continue reading

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First colour drawing

It took a while to get used to the idea of using colour. Now I have finally done a drawing with colour. It was difficult. It took much longer than just pencil or charcoal. I learned a lot and will … Continue reading

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The Vintage Sale

On Sunday our daughter was with me for the day and we went to a “vintage sale” in the east end of Montreal. When I was growing up we called it a jumble sale but vintage seems to be the … Continue reading

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If I were younger…then I would not be me so there is no thought that I should pursue in that direction but, if you are human, the temptation is always there. Our daughter’s assessment of my artistic skills was summed … Continue reading

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Our daughter: So the nurses told me that I should appreciate you. Me: Oh ya? Our daughter: Ya, they said I should tell you that I appreciate you….so, I appreciate you.

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Five weeks. It was around 22:00 or 23:00 last night that we rolled the five week mark for our daughter’s hospitalization. It’s been a hectic go, and looks to get more so. Nothing has ever been gained by being anxious … Continue reading

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