Tuesday, March 29, 2011


We are barely into the first week of an election campaign and I can hardly listen to the news. Maybe I have my head in the sand, maybe I don't care enough. Maybe I just wish there wasn't so much smearing and slandering.
I hear so much about a coalition. WELL, I have my own theory about a coalition. There is one, that is for sure but I have my own idea of who makes up the coalition. It plays out like this:
Mrs. Harper strikes me as a quiet, gentle soul. She hails from small town Alberta. Sometime earlier this winter she and her husband were invited to a royal wedding. Can you imagine? Whether one is a monarchist or not it would be a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to go to a royal wedding.
So..... Mrs. Layton ( yes, I know she goes by her maiden name so this is not politically correct) and Mrs. Ignatieff are jealous. They really don't want Mrs. Harper to be able to go to this wedding. Now we know that women 'control' the nation (???) don't we???? So Mrs. L and Mrs.I join forces and tell their husbands to get with it, create a ruckus, do anything to keep Mrs. Harper from going to this wedding. Hence, the non-confidence vote and the election being called for on May 2. The wedding is on April 29 so there is no way the Harpers will be able to attend.
So that is my theory. Why else would the Liberals want an election when their ratings are so low!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

p.s. to previous post!

I ended the last post in a hurry!

I meant to add that I will never write a book with 'my' story so for now I shall continue to blog and share some of what I experience, what I have learned, what I am learning. I want to be honest, to be real. Sometimes I find that difficult especially when I know it may grate other people or expose a part of myself that I would like to hide. The quote by Buechner was an encouragement to keep at it!

here's to blogging!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stories to tell

I am not a consistent blogger and at times I think 'quit'. I 'write' posts in my mind but these often stay in my mind! Sometimes it is because I fear putting my thoughts out there but often just because I don't get around to it.

I enjoy so many, many others who share thoughts and ideas, tell interesting stories and bare their souls. I have cried over adoption stories, laughed about lizards, felt empathy for young Moms and the struggles of holding it together. I read list of thankfulness, personal challenges for fitness and weight. I am encouraged to try new ideas in quilting. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the expertise of quilters and threaten (in my mind) to quit! And then I take a class from a blogger and am encouraged again. I am following the writings of a young man who is graduating from university and then taking his doctorate as well as being a Dad, blogging about Libya, the frustrations of well meaning NGO's and then a recipe for pecan ice cream. I just finished reading "The Help" a book recommended on a blog. ( By the way, it is one of those books that made me feel like I actually knew these people!)

I think what has encouraged me to keep blogging, even though it may be sporadic, was this quote from a favorite author:
"My story is important not because it is mine, God knows, but because if I tell it anything like right, the chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours. Maybe nothing is more important than that we keep track, you and I, of these stories of who we are and where we have come from and the people we have met along the way because it is precisely through these stories in all their particularity, as I have long believed and often said, that God makes himself know to each of us most powerfully and personally. If this is true, it means that to lose track of our stories is to be profoundly impoverished not only humanly but spiritually." Frederick Buechner

The challenge to me it to 'tell it right' to be authentic, honest. Sometimes it is difficult to be open and vulnerable. I appreciate those who are......

Thursday, March 17, 2011

take a look.....


Kyle has been working at 'film' for quite a few years. He doesn't talk a lot about it, at least not to his parents! We did get a glimpse of what he does at the Epcor Centre in Calgary last fall but recently he sent the above link. I don't know the musician, which is no surprise! but I do know the man who did the video!

Take a look! We are proud of this son!