Saturday, July 19, 2014

Life Lessons

hello all

i seem to be having difficulty lately
with this fundamental 
life lesson:  

“when someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”

how about you? 

do you find yourself spinning your wheels
in the mud of life?

please share

 and in the meantime 
 i offer this
food for thought

be happy,


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Forever Home?

when we moved into this house, i knew it was our forever home

  but lately all i see is its shortcomings; the lack of storage, the tiny rooms, the dungeon that is the laundry room ... way down in the basement, the huge backyard complete with a hulking silver maple that constantly showers us with assorted debris depending on the seasons - buds in spring, 'keys' and branches in summer, leaves in the fall

  the maintenance is constant and a little frustrating
  and for a clean freak like me 
it's a daily battle to keep the patio and deck 
clean and tidy

  at the beginning we loved it, but now it's become a chore and we wish it would just go away, lol! 

i've started wondering what houses in the neighbourhood 
are selling for
 i've been stalking

  i find myself longing for a brand new, shiny house

 one that's done from top to bottom - no more renos, no more projects
  this is kind of shocking to me
 as i've never really liked new houses
 preferring instead 
character, charm, patina

  no more

what i want now is turnkey, pristine, new

we moved here from a house in the country in 2009; we downsized
we were there for 18 years and i loved every minute until one day 
it was just time to go
 so we did

before that, we lived in suburbia for eight years
the house before that was in the city
  we lived in the big city for five years
how about you? 

how long have you gone before you found yourself
 with the 'itch' to move? 

tell me your story


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Not Much Goin' On

it was a beautiful day here in Oakville
the kind of summer day that feels just right

potatoes in the black pot

i ran a few errands this morning
and then spent the rest of the day

reading in the garden

how was your day?


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Pages

if you're new to beach bungalow

welcome to my home
and my new

Monday, June 9, 2014

Letting Go Of Norman

you fooled me, norman
again and again

with your lies
and your empty promises

you were mean, norman
you made me cry

but i've finally found the courage
to let you go

goodbye, norman


Sunday, June 8, 2014


here it is!

what do you think?

it reads almost white
but it's a creamy yellow
named "Yogurt"

i like it!

it's overcast and kind of miserable here today
what are you up to?


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Little Project

i've had this little garden bench
for many, many years
i think it needs a makeover

don't you?

stay tuned!

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