Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My new walker

It arrived yesterday with Sarah the Occupational Therapist and Chris, the representative from Shopper Drug Mart.

They were kind enough to adjust my old one to suit the new owner. I was very thankful for that.

I will be discharged from CCAC's care in one month's time as my O.T. thinks I am doing very well.  I am in total agreement with her.

Although I still have problems as far as the broken tail bone is concerneed, it might take many months still before I am healed but everything is very well under control.

Here is a picture of my new walker folded up.  This is what sold me on it, the fact it folds up so small and does not require such much space.

It also can hold up to 324 pounds so it means that my grocery shopping should be able to be carried on it as well.  That was my main concern.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Poetry once again at ArtWord/Artbar

On Sunday, October 18th from 2-5 p.m., a group of poets assembled at the ArtWord/Arbar on Colbourne Street in Hamilton, Ontario.  Ron & Judith, co-owners of ArtWord/Artbar graciously hosted this event.

Writers from Sarnia, Toronto, Oakville, Grimbsy and, of course, Hamilton read from their work to the appreciative crowd in attendance.

Master of Ceremony - James Deahl

David Haskins

Michael Mirolla

Jennifer L. Foster

Donna Langevin

Deborah Morrison

John B. Lee

Debbie Okun Hill

James Deahl
Norma West Linder also read her  beautiful work but unfortunately the picture I took did not turn out for some reason.

Some of us, eating together at a very nice restaurant within a short walk from the venue .

It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the Lummox  book and those people who were published in it for this edition.

What made it even more special, was going out to a nice restaurant after the event and enjoying each other's company.

A very good day for all those concerned.

Thanks for dropping by and if you are in the neighbour of Dundas this coming Sunday, do come for the Art Walk which starts at 1 p.m. near the Carnegie Gallery.  There also will be reading of poetry inside in the warm and cozy Carnegie Gallery.  The walk will take place first and the picture of the poems exhibited in the store front windows will be read aloud.  On a personal note, this is the first year I was unable to do this event as I was still in the hospital and unable to pick a picture and write about it.

It feels strange not to be included in this lovely event. However, again on a personal note, I will be reading some of my work at the Carnegie Gallery on Sunday.

All in all, a good event on October 18th and another good event coming up on November 8th at 1 p.m. outside the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, Ontario.

Please join us for this very pleasant event on Sunday if you are able.  There is no cost to attending and it is a most delightful way to spend a lovely fall afternoon.

Thank you for reading and hope you will come again.

Goodbye to an old friend, hello to a new one

No, I am not talking about a human being, but rather an inanimate object which has enabled me for fifteen years to be as independent as a bird in the sky!

Because of its sturdiness, support and seat, I am able to walk much further than I would with just a cane.

I am also able to carry four grocery bags full of goodies from the grocery store which help keep me strong and well.

What is this paragon of virtue?

My trusty fifteen year old Dolmonite walker!

It has been a good buddy for me for so many years and soon will be a tremendous help to a dear friend who visits from Mexico.  I am so delighted that it will benefit her and continue its valuable service to mankind.

Here are some pictures of it.

I shall be sad to see it go, but at the same time, glad to know it will help another person get around easier.

I shall look forward to getting a new, lightweight one this week which will be easier for me to lift onto buses or into cars.

Thanks for dropping by.