Showing posts from 2014

Time Goes By So Fast When You're Not Blogging!

I don't even know where to begin with this post. I haven't really done anything blog-related since April. I'm not even reading the blogs I had saved on a regular basis. I have always been like this, even with my own diary/journal growing up. I go for months blogging often, and then I suddenly stop. I don't sit down and find the time to put down my thoughts, and it's such a shame, because I love to go back and read old posts and remember things that I found important. So, I thought I'd at least write a little today. Maybe I'll continue?? Maybe not?? lol

Life has been treating me well. The summer flew by too fast as usual, and now here it is, almost Thanksgiving, and the snow is flying around the area already. Winter has seemed to descend upon almost the entire country in the last week, and Fall isn't even over yet. I'm so not ready for this!! The only time I am ready and willing to see snow and cold temps is around Christmas!! And then I'd like i…

Euan's Favorite Place

Euan used to love going to Port Dalhousie Marina in St. Catherine's, Ontario. When he passed away, his family and friends got together some money in order to have his favorite bench dedicated to him. Last summer, when K. and I ventured into Canada to visit Niagara On the Lake (a very beautiful and fun little place to go!), I asked him about going to Port Dalhousie to see Euan's bench. He agreed that we could do it, and we did in July. 
As we got into the area and tried to figure out where to park, I started getting really emotional and a little shaky. When I got out of the car, the first thing I heard was bagpipes. At the marina, there were two very long piers with benches all along the way. The pier across from us was where I heard the bagpipes. I saw a gathering of people following the bagpiper with balloons and other things, and so I knew they must have been honoring a loved one. But the bagpipes hit me. Euan was born in Scotland. I found it incredibly ironic that on the da…

Yes, I DO Exist!

It's been almost a year since I last blogged. I just didn't know what to write sometimes, and then when I thought of something, I would forget, or just felt too lazy to post. I'm hoping I can feel inspired to write again more on a regular basis. Even once a week would be nice. lol

So much has happened in the last year. About this time a year ago, my family was dealing with my mother's health that scared all of us into thinking we might not see her here by year's end. Things have gotten better, though. She is much better than she was last year, but still has some things to work on. I'm amazed at how much diabetes can become a huge issue quickly. It's a very scary disease to have if it's not being controlled. And since it can be inherited, I try to do everything I can to make sure I do not develop it myself.

K. and I are still together. We had a nice summer together, kind of quiet compared to the first summer we had and we got to do so many things that we…