Daily Quote: November 1

 

The dreadful burden of having nothing to do.
~ Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (November 1, 1636 – March 13, 1711)


I’m bored…..is so much different from having nothing to do.

Is saying “I’m seeking new adventures” just another way of saying I’m bored.
So I seek out new things to try, new places to go, new people to talk to.

Who truly has nothing to do?  The idle rich?  The retired?  The homeless?  The lazy? 
We all have something to do, but the question is do we want to do it? 
How do we prioritize what to do?  How do we develop passion within our lives?
Once the biological needs are taken care of, where do our wants take us?

Lands of dreams and oceans of fantasies sweep us up in their allure with destinations only limited by imagination.

Reading, writing, blogging, creating, watching TV, playing games, exercising, re-creating ourselves, dieting, knitting, sewing, kayaking, biking, Motorcycling, walking,  visiting with friends, trying something new, going somewhere new………


All Saints Day


Native American Heritage Month

Changes in Canadian Laws now make more people eligible to become “Status Indians” and obtain their status cards (reclaim their maternal heritage denied by paternal societies that overtook the Native American Cultures).  But the process is very slow.  My children applied in December of 2018 (through their paternal grandmother), and probably won’t be receive their status cards for another year or two.


National Diabetes Awareness Month

Living with people effected by diabetes (Native American Heritage gives them a much higher possibility of becoming diabetic) has broken my heart.  I watched as my mother-in-law suffered from the effects.  Daily injections, constant monitoring, kidney failure, dialysis….

2 of my sister-in-laws have died from diabetic induced illnesses.

My husband was diagnosed as being diabetic almost 20 years ago.  Neuropathy causes constant pain and limits his mobility.  He can no longer walk long distances (more than 10 meters); he has had Kidney cancer (1 kidney now left); he can no longer dance……

My oldest son has now been diagnosed with diabetes.

Technology is improving treatments but there is still a very long way to go.


National Epilepsy Month

One of the oldest known illnesses and still unknown mysteries of the brain.

 

Daily Quote: September 6

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Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against.
~ Frances Wright (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852)


National Read A Book Day

As if we need a holiday to grab a cup of tea (or a bottle of wine) and sit down to read a book.  I’m certain we can easily celebrate National Read A Book Day.

2019 – 25th Annual Garden Tour

In celebration of 25 years the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society Garden Tour was held Sunday, July 14th, 2019 from 10AM – 2PM.

All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Rural Resource Centre.

Starting at 10AM on Sunday July 14th, 2019 volunteers at the Library were selling Passports for anyone who didn’t take advantage of the $8 Passports sold prior to the date.

An amazing contribution by those who opened their yards for the community to walk through, all the volunteers, and sponsors.

  1. Glen and Ruth Campbell
    76 Pannell Lane, Strathroy

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2. Sleepy Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary
395 Victoria St, Strathroy

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3. Women’s Rural Resource Centre Community Garden
48 McNabe St, Strathroy ON

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One of the Sponsors, Firefield Landscape Supply gave each of the tour attendees a free 1 gallon Perennial.

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4. Ken & Joanne Vanderheyden
8081 Falconbridge, Mount Brydges ON

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5. Willy & Evelyn Van Erp
24610 Sutherland Rd, Strathroy ON

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6. Frank Sauer
425 Carroll St W, Strathroy ON

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7. Cheri & Karl Loeb
2 Westgate Ave, Strathroy ON

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8. Brittney & Nick Zwart
335 Beattie St, Strathroy ON

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9. Sensory Park Community Garden
Adelaide Street & High Street W, Strathroy ON

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