June 25, 2017

Sunday's Photograph | A Friend



Minnie Hilton wrote this poem about my grandmother, Estella Ida (Bain) Landers.
It was published in the Yarmouth Herald.


June 23, 2017

a few of my favorite things | weebly



Over the years, I've been using weebly to share photos and information with my families. It's free and easy to use! You can visit From Mrs.D's Classroom by clicking on the following links:



June 22, 2017

Thursday's Quote | Gratitude


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie


June 20, 2017

Slice of Life | One Washroom


Sometimes I watch House Hunters. I get a kick out of the responses as people walk through houses...

      "I don't think we can live with one washroom."

      "We can't live with only one sink in the master bathroom."

I grew up with one washroom. We survived.

We have one washroom. We are surviving.

Actually, we started to renovate x number of years ago. We ran into glitches and it's still not done. Yes, it bothers me. I like things organized, clean and done. However, I can remind myself when I walk in our washroom...

      It may not be done, but our kids are still playing sports. 

      It may not be done, but we have a washroom.


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June 19, 2017

Monday's Song | The Summer Song


The Summer Song
Max Brodie

Let's go back to that little place
where we used to go in the summer days...


June 18, 2017

June 17, 2017

Celebrate | Ring the Bell




My sister finished chemo treatments yesterday.

She said the first three were horrible and the last three were better. 

But through it, she was...

gracious and grateful

strong and courageous

...and she remembered to laugh!


Karrilee

Ring! Ring!


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Finding joy in the little and big moments of life!


June 16, 2017

Five Minute Friday | worth


Today's word is worth.

It's interesting, because I had just been looking for a photo minutes before seeing the word...and came across this image.


Months ago, I saved it for my kids as I wanted them to be reminded of this powerful message.

I sent it to them by text.

I also sent this to my son.


And this to my daughters.



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The Five Minute Friday writing challenge is hosted by Kate Motaung.
The challenge is to write for five minutes on a given word. Just write.