Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra came out in 1963 - I was in grade 11 at Middleton Regional High School. Fast forward a number of years. I didn't see the movie until 1970 when, for a reason I do not remember, it came to the small theatre in North Bay, Ontario.
My son was a year old, I needed to get out of the house and I was eager to see if I could pinpoint scenes in Cleopatra where the passion between Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was real and not an act. James was not all that interested in the movie - he slept the entire time, as if knowing I needed this time to be both mine and ours.
Dame Taylor's passing yesterday reminded me of this special time with my son. I believe it was that very day that I began contemplating our journey together - just the two of us.
Have a gentle Thursday.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
If (when) we keep winning and a couple of other teams slip up we will be alive post-season. I can feel it.....
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Kaberle wasn't that great against the Leafs and some of our goals Saturday night came from unlikely sources - Schenn, Kadri etc have hope too! It's not over.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
We celebrated my birthday (a few days early) yesterday. It was a surprise until Jalen jumped out of the car and in one sentence said, "Nana ... my sister is wearing a dress today because it's your birthday and we have presents and we have cake and I picked out the words on your cake!" What a delightful six year old he is!
We measured both Jalen and Lexi on our "height wall." Jalen stands four feet tall while Lexi stands (with help) two feet tall. Jalen very proudly wrote his sister's name on the wall. If I ever move from this condo the wall will have to come with me!
I think I will have chocolate birthday cake for breakfast this morning. Life is good.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Mike contacted me today to share that he too is a survivor - of prostate cancer. Last September he faced this disease with early detection, immediate surgery (radical prostate surgery,) speedy recovery and great test results. Mike is now giving back by taking part (for the third year actually) in the Embridge Ride to Conquer Cancer - Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. If you would like to sponsor Mike please go to www.conquercancer.ca/goto/mcrosby and make your pledge. Mike would really appreciate it I know.
Please pass this on to any of the Bell team you feel would be interested - and others too if you like.
From the heart,
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The first picture here is of my friend Pat Legg - this is the face of determination. You can't imagine the pain and rehab this woman is going through. And, she is doing it all with a smile, a positive attitude AND while baking her famous carrot cake for us. Shirley wanted to know exactly how to bake the cake but I asked for an extra piece to take home instead!
Shirley took me to her monthly Probus meeting in Waterloo and I had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful women and of being their guest speaker this month. No matter where you go, you can always find others who have things in common with you.
A great trip visiting friends and making new ones.
Stay out of the rain in Toronto today.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Shirley and I were roommates in North Bay Ontario back in 1965 when we were young single women who had parties every weekend and danced on our kitchen table-top in our Go-Go boots. Clearly, we will have lots to talk about. Ah, the good old days when we were so innocent. Not that I would want to go back there anytime soon........