Category Archives: Aging

An Honest Appraisal

Today the BC Yukon Women in Focus met in White Rock for their annual Autumn Celebration. Everything was perfectly arranged, the technical side of things worked well, there was sewing, singing, an inspiring message, great food, sweet conversations and a chocolate … Continue reading

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A Busy Little Flower

I once had someone say to me, “You’re not a machine, you know.” Hmmm, did it seem like I thought I was? Her reference was to the pace I kept; late to bed, early to rise, 15 minute gaps between … Continue reading

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Legacy of a Life

It was a long drive to Campbell River but the ride across the Strait to Quadra Island is an easy 10 minutes where we gathered with friends of Camp Homewood to say goodbye to Marg Bayne. We commonly call this sort of gathering, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Being Nana

Being a Nana has opened up a floodgate of conversation within a realm to which I am a newcomer. I thought people would be surprised that I have a grandchild since I look so young (apparently another of my illusions). … Continue reading

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Turning Point

35 years ago today was a Sunday. The weather was much like now; rainy, cold, blowing. I slept in, wrote in my journal, didn’t have breakfast or lunch and spent the afternoon at my friend, Sharon’s house. At 6:00 p.m., … Continue reading

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Well Nourished

Over the past 6 years, since my celiac diagnosis and the elimination of gluten from my diet, I’m actually gaining weight. Celiac Disease affects the lining of the small intestine and causes it to destroy itself by reacting to any … Continue reading

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51 and Hot

I turn 51 in a few weeks and realize I am early in my 6th decade and not 5th as I thought. That’s a significant jump and feels a little shocking, especially when I say it out loud. My kids … Continue reading

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