Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17 2009

I just did an art journal page today to take the pressure off and just play. I also put modeling past on five canvasses in preparation for some more creative endeavors.

I went up to the hospital today to visit my neighbour and then went and watered her plants and throw away stuff from the fridge. She doesn't know, yet, when she will be home. Growing old can be very difficult sometimes. Her son lives up in the interior, all her long-time friends are in nursing homes or have passed away. There are quite a few people in this apartment building who are basically alone in this world. It is very sad when they need help and there is no one to advocate for them. Neighbours are very good about helping out and doing what they can. Good health and family are such blessings. My neighbour's son and daughter-in-law sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for helping out. It is lovely - I so enjoy having flowers in my home.

I am going to write a monthly newsletter for the building to try to revitalize our community spirit that got stifled by our new property managers. The man who used to do it has lymphoma so is no long able to put it together. My lovely daughter, Roxane, has offered to print it for us at her work for a nominal sum. This kind of fits in with the Creative Every Day theme of sound. The newsletter gives a voice to the residents of the building. We print photos, poems, writing, etc. It should be fun.

5 comments:

  1. I think this is a lovely idea! XXX

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  2. Such a wonderful idea for volunteering to write the newsletter. You have a golden heart and I salute you! ;)

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  3. Thank you Rose and Hybrid J.

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  4. Bless you, Leone, for taking care of your neighbor. It's hard for older people when their close family doesn't live near. My mid-80s mother-in-law is a couple of hours away, which is just a bit too far for us to drop by often, and has a dwindling set of friends (she goes to many funerals . . .).

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  5. Thank you Mary Ellen. I know it's so hard for families these days they are so spread out around the globe - and even two hours away makes it difficult.

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