I hope you are well. You might be wondering how I am doing, so I will tell you. I am so over this air-boot thing that I have to wear for my ankle! I can't wait for next Monday. Counting the days. Not that I won't still wear it but that is when I start … Continue reading How am I doing?
The time came, last night, to say good bye to Derek. I was also supposed to leave (with him) but then I had my unexpected ankle surgery. Now four weeks, after the surgery, with two tendon repairs and a pulley system built up (a plate screwed into my ankle bone) and still not weight bearing … Continue reading Saying good bye.
Over Easter we had a wonderful holiday spending time with our family (Derek's siblings included). We hired some cottages on the eastern coast and it was a heavenly place called Lake Pleasant. We enjoyed a lot of time together but we also had time to ourselves. This is when I wrote this little story. We … Continue reading Blue Bird in the Cuppa Life
Yes, I mean affirming yourself; affirming myself. I think a lot of us know about affirmations but don’t really apply this idea because deep down many of us don’t feel our worth or adequate or good enough. It's as if we feel we don't deserve to be affirmed. Many of us suffer from a fear … Continue reading Affirming who? Ourselves: Are you crazy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAUHDKcIAvc Here is one of my first InShot video/slide shows which I created especially for you to view here on WordPress. It shows some of the landscape where we drove this weekend as well as some of the wool/yarn I saw at Natural Yarns, Imhoffs Gift. This weekend we enjoyed a picnic along the near … Continue reading Picnic Excursions and Finding Wool.
There is a powerful connection between our emptiness and our ability to welcome it. Henri Nouwen. Friday used to be family day in our home but now it is our friendship day. Whatever brings you joy I hope that you will experience those comforts; be it family, friends, or some special ritual that uplifts and … Continue reading Friday Comfort:
Poetry Style: 2/4/6/2 Aquarian Yes it's True I feel bad Euthanasia guilt Is real "You didWhat you felt bestThe kindest thing to do"They say Very Little comfort In my reality. Remorse Does not Help bring them back; It's just a fantasy. Feel stuck. You need,ApparentlyTo embrace compassionTo heal. BeforeYou mourn acceptYou did the best you … Continue reading Raw Emotional Abrasion.
Zoe, our family dog, once Siobhan's dog. 2022 Zoe 2022. Zoe and me cuddles. 2022. I lie beside my canine friend And stare up into the canopy of my private bower Watching butterflies flitter-flutter And birds sounding like squeaky dog toys. Leaves quiver shiver In the hot autumn breeze. I cuddle our family dog Taking … Continue reading How do we say goodbye?
Jasper, Canada, photo by Derek Noffke, 2014 Athabasca Falls, M Noffke, 2014 Being able to see and hear the sights and sounds in my life bring me joy. I am grateful for sight and hearing and don’t ever want to take it for granted. These are senses that most of us are given from birth; … Continue reading Reflection: Observations about growing older: ears and eyes.
https://churchwritinggroup.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/thistle-in-a-field.jpg Thistles in a Field, by Fidelia Bridges Here is another short story for the group of writing friends I belong to, inspired by this painting as a writing prompt. Scottish Thistles and a New Adventure. The Scottish thistle is the symbol of my adventuring journeys as that is where my father came from. My … Continue reading Scottish Thistles and a New Adventure.