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Thursday, 10 May 2012

One year ago today

 Glen passed away.  I miss him ~ always will.  Today, i can say:

If …
If only I had known
That you would go before you went,
That you would leave before you left, or
That you would die before you breathed your last,
I would have said goodbye in a different way.

If I had anything to do with it
All our dreams would have come true,
All our words would have been said,
All our trees would have grown tall, and
All our moments together would have been gold.

If on the other hand I could change things,
We would not be the people we were
We would not have lived the moments we did
Our tears would be for naught and
Our lives would be a lie

If I had not met you
I would not be who I am today.
You will always have a part of me
A very essential piece of my puzzle
Thank you for you      Glen camping at Vaseux Lake in 2003 - my beautiful husband

Glen’s Little “S” says goodbye today.   

Monday, 7 May 2012



Wow!  What a rush!   I thought I knew what I was getting into.  Boy was I wrong!  

I  resisted the idea to prepare my blogs ahead of time and just post them on the right day , because my ultimate goal for this challenge was not to just do it, it was to make sure I learned to discipline myself to write every day.  That was pressure!  Good or bad, that remains to be seen.  Setting aside the required time is something that needs to be a must for me and I seriously thought that it would be a piece of cake and  I could fly through this with my eyes closed!   Wahh!  Think again.  That was not the case.  I mean, i had chosen a word with each letter but that's like choosing a name for your child before it's born.... sometimes the name doesn't fit!!!!  So it's back to the drawing board - sort of.

Just like my 10 kilometer  run where I was exhausted before the finish line and was tempted to give up, I kept sight of the finish line getting closer and closer and by counting backwards, talked myself into finishing.  It was tougher than I had imagined,  however, it was also more rewarding than anticipated.

Will I do it again?  Most probably.  I think this must be like having kids.  It’s painful  like crazy but if it was THAT bad, everyone would quit after the first one!  Now I’ve got 11 months to figure out how to get badges on my blog site, continue to visit my newfound friends and learn from the incredible stories they all have to share.  I will plan on having nothing else of importance on my April 2013 schedule, I tell you that!

Thank you,  my brother Guy and my sister Elisabeth, to blog with me in the sidelines.  It was such a pleasure to read you every morning before my day went nuts!  Gracias fellow A to Z bloggers, everyone of you,  you all deserve a badge; not only for posting your own (or multiples in several cases)  but finding time to visit the neighbors!    Merci beaucoup, awesome organizers!  Your encouragement was truly motivating and I’ve lived an incredible month because you pioneers did it first!   Bravo and Brava!

Better Be a Little “S” than a Little Less