Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday the 12th of December

I went to the mall to get a few things at Harts today.  While I was in the mall heading towards the CityCenter, I saw  a man about 35 asking many people for a quarter and not one person helped him. He must have asked at least 10 people.

As I progressed into the City Center, I found out from looking down on the bottom floor that Solomon, the head of security, was escorting this fellow out of the mall.

This man was not harrassing anybody, asking very politely and even when people refused him, he wished them a Merry Christmas but not in a sarcastic tone of voice.

He was not drunk nor disorderly.  People are becoming more and more selfish.  Most people can spare a quarter surely?

Even if they couldn't, would it hurt to be polite to this fellow instead of just ignoring him like he was invisible?

As you can see, I am somewhat upset with the selfish behaviour of some people.

He got ahead of me and I could not catch up with him.  I had enough money with me to buy him a coffee which I intended to do.  It is a very cold day today.  Anybody can be down on their luck, and nobody knows what their future holds.  Could it be one day that they too may need a little help?

Would they like it if they were treated as an invisible person?

I think not!

On that note, I shall sign off for today. Have a good day. Looking forward for our annual luncheon at the Club with our group of friends.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December seems to be getting very busy.

My friend Jeff's concert was at 11 o'clock on the 3rd of December and Mohamed and I went to hear him and the other singers.  It was very nice.

On the 5th of December, it was our Lutheran Women's regular meeting but with a Christmas theme.  I  was requested to read a poem.  Every member was asked to bring a pair of socks for MacSoc which is a programme run out of St. John's for people in need as well as with physical and mental disabilities.  It has been running for many,many years. Student Nurses are part of the programme as well which is a good experience for them.

On the 8th of December it was our Bibles and Bagels potluck which was held in Hanna's building.  It was just lovely.  Unfortunately I forgot my carmen so there are no pictures at all.

It was a potluck and there was a wide variety of main courses dishes as well as some very yummy desserts.  German baking is wonderful!

Pastor Dani picked me up and also brought me home, which I appreciated. I was going to try and book DARTS but happily for me, she invited me to go with her.

We are such a lovely group and I have known most of them for 14 years ever since I arrived here from Toronto.  I was so fortunate to find them.

I had a little health problem in the late morning and was not sure if I could make it, but I took some meds from the pharmacy and it seemed to work.  Jennifer picked both Jennifer T and I up and drove us out to Stoney Creek which is at least half an hour from downtown.  It is lovely out there but too far if you take the buses.

It was again a potluck  which is always nice.  There was a fair turnout but not everybody was able to come.  I did remember my camera, thanks to my friend Jennifer, who reminded me, so I will post a couple of group pictures here.

As I said, it was not the whole group who was able to come but a fair number of people came out and enjoyed  food, fellowship and the reading of Christmas poetry.

AsI have not been able to write any creative things for the last almost two years I did not bring anything to read.

Some people read from other people's work.

We stayed until about 5 p.m. and then  we made our way home  - thanks to Jennifer F.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope that you will all have a pleasant day and if it is night time when you read this, a good night's sleep!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

This and that

I don't really have much to say right now.  I have been out for lunch with some good friends of mine twice this month and went to our ladies group last Tuesday.  All nice things.

Since the weather has turned cooler, I am not so interested in going out places unless it is a short hop to where I am going.

I have been fighting with a cold since Thursday and almost lost my voice. It started with a sore throat, and then progressed with loss of voice (almost) and no sleep hardly at all.

I seem to get up at 3 a.m. and remain up for the rest of the day and into the night.  It really does away with energy when that happens.

I am hoping that once the silly cold goes away, my sleep pattern will improve.  Today I was up at 1 a.m.  It is amazing how much house work one can do at that hour.

I continue to downsize and probably will do so for the rest of my life. 

December is filling up with lots of nice things coming up.  I don't know if my son is cooking Christmas dinner or not - will have to wait and see.

Once a year, although this year, our little group went to eat on the patio of the club so that was nice also, we get together once the club is decorated for Christmas and enjoy a nice meal together.

It is my friend Jeff's Christmas concert coming up and I plan to go.  Mohamed and Anita also usually come to that as well.

It will be the first of Advent service at St. John's  coming up as well and that is always a really great time.  My friend Mary tries to come from Toronto for that but this year, she is unable to do so. Mohamed always come to that as well and enjoys it very much.

Mary and I met at the Lutheran Church when we were in our early thirities and now both of us are in our middle seventies so it is a very long and good friendship.

I have been very busy crocheting dishcloths for the bazaar and brought about 8 to sell for the church and its work.  As usual, for that bazaar I poured coffee, tea and herbal tea.  It was also the Santa Claus parade the same day at 4 p.m. but the route was changed this year for some reason.

Jody, Ken and little Eve went to see it and called me to see if I wanted to join them but alas, I did not get the message till it was almost over. I was just too tired anyway to go.  It would have been so great to see the excitement on little Eve's face.  Perhaps next year?

I lost my watch about a week ago. It may have just dropped off my wrist in the house and the cat may have decided to play with it.  Hopefully I will find it eventually.

In the meantime, I had an old, old watch (pocket style) and I crocheted a leather chain for it and had the jeweller put a new battery in it so that will do for now until I find it.

It was an old watch but I liked it so hope I find it.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Some news in October

Our little group of friends went to Taylor's Tea Room in Dundas, Ontario and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is such a cute little place and the food is excellent and plentiful.  Jeff drove me which was very kind of him.  Pastor Dani and I visited Sami in the hospital on the Monday and at the same time visited another friend who happened to be in as well. 

It was my week for lunch at the club - thanksgiving dinner on Thursday and Rosemary and her sister Jeff on Friday.

I am looking forward to going to our ladies group tomorrow (Tuesday) as it is a potluck and everybody there are great cooks and bakers.  I don't have much planned for this month at all.

Just don't feel like going anywhere special.  I imagine I will read a great deal (borrowed tons of books from the library) and watch Netflix as well.  I also borrowed two DVD's from the library and have to have them back in a week's time unless I can renew them.

The weather outside is turning colder now. I sat downstairs for about half an hour just wearing my spring jacket and felt cold so will have to bring out my heavier clothing soon.

That in itself is quite a big job, as most things are stored clean in boxes in the cupboard and I will have to iron them before wearing them again.

I wish my cupboards had more room so I could just hang them in dust covers in another closet when I change them for the season.

Ah well, it is wonderful to have more than enough clothing and I do not need to buy anything this year at all for the winter.

Have a good day and thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 22 and onward

On Friday the 22nd our little group went out to Boston Pizza in the east end which was very enjoyable and the food was good.  As usual, we had a good time.  Our next eating adventure will be in Dundas, Ontario in October.

I did not bring my camera.  On the 25th I will see my family doctor and ask for an ex-ray of my lower back.  On the 28th Simon and I are going for tea at the club and in October Ken and I will enjoy the Thanksgiving buffet.

It is beastly hot today  Around 90 degree Farenheit and for the seond day of October, it is unseasonably warm.

Have a great day and hopefully the weather will cool down in a day or so and be more like the fall which I love.

Thanks for dropping by.