Posted in family, lorieb.com, music

Que sera sera

“Que sera sera,

Whatever will be will be,

The future’s not ours to see,

Que sera sera.”

That was the chorus of a song my mother used to sing all the time back in the 60s and 70s.  I was reminded of it recently when observing my grandson’s attention to detail.  I started wondering what he might do for a career, way down the road.  He did just turn one.  I am fascinated that he has always been fascinated with textures and gadgets like door pulls, door stops, light switches, openings or holes.

The next part of the song went like this…

“I asked my mother, what will I be?”

“Will I be handsome?”  (Of course you will)

“Will I be rich?”  (Who knows)

“Here’s what she said to me…”

 

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Posted in family, loreeebee.ca, relationships

Can you be an Orphan at Forty-Six?

Can you be considered an orphan at forty-six years of age?  I always said (still do) that when your second parent passes away you feel like an orphan. Not to diminish the pain that children who lose their parents at a young age must feel, because that is truly horrible, but I can attest to the fact that there is still pain to be felt at forty-six and counting.

My father passed away eleven years ago today and my mother twelve years prior to that. Today I am reminded by the calendar, other days a picture on social media, a commercial on TV, a precious smile from their newest great-grandson, or even something I see that I know one or both of them would love or hate.  Yesterday I ran into a friend who is planning an 80th birthday party for her mother.  Although I am happy for her and her mom, I could not help but feel a pang of envy and longing  I miss them both so much….

mom & dad

 

I grew up in Cornwall, Ontario a small city not far from Ottawa.  Now that my parents and most of their siblings have passed on, and most of my own siblings have moved far away, I feel that my connections or roots are slipping away, especially in the Cornwall area.

If you are lucky enough to have one or both parents alive, give them a hug or a phone call to show you appreciate their presence in your life.  Trust me, you will miss them when you no longer have that opportunity!

Posted in health and wellness, lorieb.com, parenting

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide, especially amongst young adults, is rampant in today’s society, all around the world.  My nephew in Texas asked his Facebook friends to post this number, (the words below the number are his) which inspired me to write this post.  Please share this number, it is operational in both the US and Canada.

 Suicide Prevention Hotline (USA and CANADA)
1-800 273 8255
It’s OK not to be OK
22 a day is too high

Posted in lorieb.com

Trash Nothing a win/win option

I recently became acquainted with Trash Nothing, a cool website aimed at preventing our landfills from getting filled up with reusable stuff.  You can post ads for things you want that someone might have kicking around their home or for things you have collecting dust in your home that you want to get rid of.  It’s a win/win situation, recycling at its best.  Items are not sold or purchased; they are given or received for nothing.

For example, a few weeks ago we replaced the air vent covers in our home.  I posted an ad for the old vent covers on Trash Nothing and several people responded.  I dropped off the vent covers to an appreciative recipient.  Simple.

Sign up today and get rid of your old stuff.  Or, have a look at the items in the offered category to see if there is something you could use.

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Posted in lorieb.com, Ottawa

Trash Nothing

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I recently became acquainted with a cool website aimed at preventing our landfills from getting filled up with reusable stuff. Here in Ottawa,  Trash Nothing lets you post ads for things you want that someone might have kicking around their home or for things you have collecting dust in your home that you want to get rid of.  It’s a win/win situation, recycling at its best.  Items are not sold or purchased; they are given or received for nothing.

For example, a few weeks ago we replaced the air vent covers in our home.  I posted an ad for the old vent covers on Trash Nothing and several people responded.  I dropped off the vent covers to an appreciative recipient.  Simple.

Sign up today and get rid of your old stuff.  Or, have a look at the items in the offered category to see if there is something you could use.

 

Posted in lorieb.com, weather

Wishing I had a big butt

Right now I am wishing I had a big butt.  Why?  Because if I did, my butt might not be so sore.  This morning as I went out to clean the freezing rain off my car I slipped on my front sidewalk and down I went, landing on my bony butt.  My flailing hands prevented my head from hitting the cement too hard, but now my left wrist is sore too.  I guess the good news is I did not hurt my back….

The worst part was, my accident could have been avoided.  I had given myself plenty of time to get to my dentist appointment just in case the roads were bad.  The forecast had predicted freezing rain, but when I looked out my window, the sidewalk appeared to be just wet and not icy.  I also should have chosen safety over fashion; I was wearing my cute boots with very little tread on them, much better suited for bare sidewalks.

 

I am hoping that by tomorrow I will feel better, as I am tired of sitting (more like standing or lying) around doing nothing all day.