You read about horrific farm accidents involving machinery, animals and/or stupidity. Often those on the receiving end are either badly injured or worse. A little common sense could prevent many of these mishaps from occurring. Before Chuck retired, he was very safety conscious at work. Health and Safety Committee meetings were held at regular intervals,..
Those of us who are of a certain age, will be familiar with Blue Collar comedian, Jeff Foxworthy who is famous for his one-liners that always start with the words, “You might be a redneck if….”. I like his way of introducing a point, so I thought this format might work when discussing aging. Whether..
As we get older, we become more resourceful and creative when dealing with everyday life and situations. What brings about this transformation? Hearing loss, failing eyesight and poor memory skills are just a few of the circumstances that have forced us to come up with alternative ways of tackling our daily routines. While the old..
Another birthday is on the horizon for me. As I look back over the years, I marvel at how our lives parallel the events of nature. We are all like one big garden. Just as seasons bring changes to the flowers and trees, so do we change with the passage of time. Each stage has..
Chuck and I have always had adventures before we even arrive at our holiday destination, and this trip was no exception. Naturally, I drove the security scanner crazy and had to be both wand searched and hand frisked before they would let me through to board the plane. I feel like wearing a sign that..
I was walking in the mall the other day and as I passed a group of young mothers, I heard one say, “I could have died of embarrassment.” I smiled to myself and I thought, “Young lady, you will have many more such deaths before you get through life.” We all have experienced those awkward..
This week we went out for dinner to celebrate Chuck’s birthday. Now we often eat lunch in the local restaurants but seldom do we venture out for an evening meal so this was quite a treat, well at least for me. Chuck is not one for getting all suited up so when I informed him..
“Can we have a dog, please Mum, please?” How many parents over the years have heard that plea from their kids? They promise to walk it, feed it, pick up after it and all the other jobs associated with pet ownership but you know deep down in your heart that this will never happen. If..
The other day I was playing a card game on my iPad, telling myself that I wasn’t wasting time but rather participating in an exercise to aid my memory and to increase my brain power, when an ad for an app popped up called ‘Calm’. Now normally, I hit the X in the far-right corner..
The statement, “Change is the only constant in our lives,” recently gave new meaning to my way of thinking. For many years now, Chuck and I have taken our grandkids on a two or three-day getaway during Christmas break. This gift, although I try to disguise it in various ways, is basically an envelope with..