It seems I was off to a rocky start and wondered if I was going to get pulled to the headmasters office (aka someone on campus but I had no idea who).Continue reading ““Mischief Managed” as the twins said”
Thursday November 11th is not just a statutory holiday. It is a day to pause and reflect. Sometimes what we need to ponder is literally in front of our faces.Continue reading “Pause to ponder the profile”
I went in to do my student evaluations this evening and found this story front and center in my University email box. The link will take you through to the story of Captain Cowie and his ultimate sacrifice. There is info about his campus connections and his family ties to Saskatoon that still exist today. These are the stories that I mentioned yesterday that are so hard to capture so I am pleased that this one popped into my world today. The link is here at news.usask.ca/articles/people/2021/service-and-sacrifice-remembering-captain-cowie
And for even further surprises and delight I saw action at the actual Memorial Gates. I was appalled at the weeds growing in what is usually a flower bed. So last week I called the Facilities Management Department (this is the home of the Tumultuous Tuesday that changed our lives) and talked to a real person after 1 ring and gave her my concern. Today the weeds were mowed over and the area looks better. Certainly not as good as flowers and I feel certain it would benefit from some crosses with poppies; similar to what we saw on many sites in Belgium and France so that is my goal for this weekend.
This is a nice counter balance to the full size blow up Santa and sled I saw on a front lawn 1 block away. Heavy sigh.
I’ve been silent for a while; pondering, listening and learning. Perhaps I can pull it all together cohesively into a post. I am willing to give it a shot because it’s about acknowledgement and reconciliation.Continue reading “Celestial signs – it’s time”
The end of May brought a serious change. I turned up the June calender and there are lots of activities scheduled. That seems so weird because other than my work it’s been empty for so long. Sports are now allowed here and so my other half resumed his soccer life. There are also meetings, vaccine dates (!) and a doctor’s appointment. Just like that it’s all back.Continue reading “It’s back”
There was no mad dash this year to find a sparkly Christmas outfit for the OR annual dinner and dance. Not much need this year for any kind of sparkle actually which is why today’s activity was kind of nice change.Continue reading “Sparkle time”
This post has taken me the entire fall to pull together. Once I got the images organized turns out I couldn’t get the words to flow. Which is weird as it’s a subject I’m passionate about but perhaps it’s because I’m trying to take a dispassionate look at it.Continue reading “Will it stand the test of time?”
It’s almost like a pandemic oxymoron – pulling back while bursting the bubble. The numbers are serging in the world, country, province and city so common sense says batten down the hatches and stay home. With much trepidation I have waded into the trenches, so to speak.Continue reading “Pulling Back & Busting Out”
I spend the sunset moments in gratitude, ever mindful of my rural isolation and my blessings. The fiery sky was ablaze and far more interesting than anything on the TV behind me. It reminds me to count my blessings. And yet….Continue reading “Isolation insulation”