The other day I was cleaning things out and came across this prayer I had put on the wall of my office back when I was doing the corporate thing and I would wrap my desk in yellow CAUTION tape when I was having a bad day. It still makes me smile. Dear Lord: So far today, I am doing all right. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or self-indulgent. However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes and I…
Whoever said looks don’t count was lying. And whoever said first impressions do count was absolutely bang on. Perversely, this has proven to apply to the purses we carry. When I retired, instead of presenting me with a boring gold watch, my employer surprised me with my very first and still favourite designer purse. I’d carried a picture of it around with me for weeks before I left and planned to blow my entire last paycheque on it. (more…)
For the past 15 years or so I’ve suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, a numbing and weakening of the hand/wrist caused by the collapse of the carpal tunnel surrounding the tendon. I thought the symptoms would ease up when I retired and wasn’t pounding a computer all day but it got worse to the point where I decided to investigate surgery. (more…)
Reading Sole Connections by Ivy Johnson on the Facts and Arguments page of today’s Globe and Mail made my heart sing. Ivy, who has what I presume is a fine arts degree from McGill University works as a shoe shiner in the bowels of Bay Street’s office towers.
She concedes that there is not necessarily a direct relationship between hard work and success. I remember learning that lesson when I was in Girl Guides. (more…)
I just discovered that for the past three years my husband has been putting powder dishwashing detergent into the rinse agent receptacle of our dishwasher instead of the detergent receptacle. That probably explains why I have a white powdery residue on the inside of my dishwasher. I could trade him in but he cooks two nights a week so he comes with benefits.