Thursday, 23 March 2017

True Grit

Yesterday a good many Canadians were glued to their televisions.  News coming out of Great Britain was about a cowardly and savage attack in London, the very heart of the country, in front of the sitting House and on Westminster Bridge, the very heart of the city.  
The lone attacker mowed down helpless pedestrians on the bridge and savagely stabbed a policeman to death outside the House as he endeavoured with his last breath to protect those inside going about the nations business.
First responders wasted no time in eliminating the threat and aiding those injured on the bridge.
Four people, including the attacker and the policeman he stabbed to death, died.  Twenty nine people were injured, Brits and tourists alike.
Our dear old queen, veteran of unspeakable situations, addressed her nation and expressed her sorrow and sympathy for all involved.  Prime Minister May informed the nation that they would never buckle under terrorism.
Keep Calm and Carry On is the watchword of the day as Brits this morning go about their daily routines with a 'stiff upper lip'.
Our mother country continues to inspire us with her courage, determination and 'true grit'.
Canadians hearts are with you all.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

River has provided us with the words this week.  You can find her in my sidebar at Drifting Through Life.  Join in with us...
the words are kitchen, multiple, facility, wing, gourmet, straight, pancake, flipping, condensed, decent, apart, weak

Here goes...

"It's a decent enough facility Karen.  I don't know what your problem is.?
"Well let me condense the facts for you Kevin.  The kitchen would be fine if pancake flipping was your game.  It definitely is NOT a gourmet set up and the banks of multiple deep fat fryers is a greasy spoon heaven.  In my considered opinion this kitchen, this entire facility, is definitely not the quality a top chef like myself has come to expect.   I'm going straight to management and complain."
"We're not allowed in that wing of the building Karen and frankly, I'm feeling too weak to get that far."  Josh sighed.  "They keep us apart from management. me help you sit down.  These straight jackets make it difficult."

Thanks River, that was fun,.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Long Time No See

The night sky is full of magic but we who dwell in the city haven't been able to see it for many years due to light pollution.
You can call  it up on line and watch live video but it isn't the same as standing outside and looking up.  Only then can you grasp the concept of how very small and insignificant we are within the grand picture.
The sky is one vast black velvet jewellers box littered with diamonds, alive with movement.
I miss the night sky.

This is what our little chunk of rock is hurtling through on a daily basis.  Astounding isn't it?

Monday, 20 March 2017

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday was started by our good Friend Diane at On the Alberta Montana Border.  You can find her in my sidebar.    Join in...write something, read something, critique something, share your thoughts and ideas.  We want to hear from you.

Timing Is Everything

Time goes forward,
never back.
Of backwardness
it shows a lack.
My clock it ticks.
It never talks.
How fast it moves
always shocks.
This clock sat
on my folks shelf
and now, belongs
to me….myself.
I’d love to turn
it’s old hands back
but time goes forward,
never back.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Silly Rhyme

it's said
spins on a dime
and I
am living
on borrowed time
you can't 
buy time
with one thin dime
and that's
the end
of my silly rhyme

What can I tell you?  It's a slow news day.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Things I Never Learned At My Mothers Knee....

even though she tried hard to teach me.

  • Always put  a little aside for a rainy day.
  • Take time to get to know people before you trust them.
  • Don't take the first man to come along.
  • There is nothing wrong with staying single.
  • Moderation in all things.
  • Work for your living.  You'll be much happier.
  • Don't make fun of people if you don't want to be made fun of.
  • Don't eat too much sugar.
  • Eat your vegetables.
  • Don't be afraid to do a little extra.
  • Time wasted is time lost.
  • Appreciate you family.  Some day you won't have them.
It was all good advice and eventually I did learn (the hard way).  Well, maybe I still waste a little time.
What good stuff did your Mom try to teach you that you didn't listen to?
I think sometimes the lessons you learn the hard way stay with you a lot better than those you just accept from someone else.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Take It All With You When You Leave It All Behind

We were chatting, the wee man and I, about how Mother Earth is wearing out and how maybe some day humans will have to move to another planet where we would have to change our way of life in order to preserve our new home.
"Grandma, I'm going to build a big space ship and you and me and Grandpa are going to live on Mars.  The spaceship will be big and strong and it will be able to pick up your whole house and put it on Mars for us to live in."
"Sweet Little Man, there's nothing on shops, or hydro or water....nothing...just empty space.  I don't think we'd be very happy there.  There would be no parks and playgrounds or schools.  (The wee man loves his school.)"
"That's okay Grandma.  We'll take it all with us."
So much for getting away from it all.