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In small flashes

It’s arriving, in small flashes. At first I thought it was just spring. You know – more daily sunshine hours and the worst of the cold is gone although lots of snow remains. Perhaps it’s planting a few seeds that will grow up to be tomatoes & other nummy things in a few months. Might be the return to fairly decent sleeps with less back pain and therefore I am less testy/irritable/grumpy out of sorts. But here’s the thing. I think it’s actually hope. Showing up in small flashes. In tiny little ways that kindle more hope. Some very concrete ways and some more the glimmer in the distance. I’ll take it on this roller coaster journey called life.

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Posted in Advent Calendar, celebrations, family, Food, grandchildren, Projects

#Sundaystills meets the 12 Festive BonBon’s

For several years I posted daily in December. My friend and I do an Kindness Advent Calendar and the posts tied into the activities. It was, I felt at the time, a chance to connect with readers and encourage them to see the season in a Kindness frame. It was fairly taxing pulling together a post every day along with the activities so this year I am switching things up. I am still committed to the Kindness Advent Calendar but I am attempting a multi blog challenge here with this one post that will cover “all bases”.

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Remembering Remembrance Day

The cold was inevitable even if we sheltered on the protected side of the street. The veterans marched down towards the Cenotaph with arms swinging. The Ladies Auxiliary followed behind which meant that my siblings and I were on our own. But we never chose this time to misbehave (that I can recall). The voices droned on but The Last Post always got my attention. The wreaths laid around the four corner stones engraved with names of places that meant nothing to me then; Vimy, Somme, Passchendal, Ypres.

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