Daily Quote: November 25

 

With a few flowers in my garden,
half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
~ Lope de Vega (November 25, 1562 – August 27, 1635)


Picture taken at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy ON
July 13, 2014
Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society Garden Tour


Humor at Work – November 25

Blase Day 

International Hat Day

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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: October 16

There are only two tragedies in life:
one is not getting what one wants,
and the other is getting it.
~ Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)


Some see a dandelion gone to seed,
but my grandson sees a wish flower to be picked,
make a wish with eyes closed tight,
then blow the seeds in all directions for the wish to come true.
~ Deborah Porte


WORLD FOOD DAY


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Daily Quote: October 15

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The goldenrod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

~ Helen Hunt Jackson (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885)


White Cane Safety Day


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Marie Marguerite d’Youville. née Dufrost de Lajemerais. Born October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec.  Died December 23, 1771. First Native Canadian to be elevated to Sainthood.

Daily Quote: October 8

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“Sculptural form is not the imitation of natural form
any more than poetry is the imitation of natural conversation . . .
While a piece of sculpture may contain visual forms with which we are acquainted by daily experience, it is essentially a design worked out by means of the juxtaposition of masses in space, just as poetry is a design wrought by the sounds of words in time.”

~ Elizabeth Wyn Wood (October 8, 1903 – January 27, 1966)


Yom Kippur

“Day of Atonement”


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