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Thursday, December 22, 2011



          three finches take turns
          in the bird bath

a handful of stones, Friday, 16 December 2011

There are still a lot of finches flitting around at our new home, but none of these ones are showing any interest in the bird bath. Luckily, in our rural setting, we don't need such an item to attract all the bird life, and we are happily enjoying watching them where ever they may nest, rest, play, fly and feed.

To all my Facebook friends: Although very exhausted from the move, etc., I'm not bed bound just now, thank God! I know you've been leaving me messages of support and I thank you all :) 

Unfortunately, between needing to rest and my dial-up connection, I haven't been able to get back on Facebook. The good news is that I've reached another milestone: only six-months of treatment to go, and the start of my latest 3-month cycle and bone marrow aspirate is being held-off until after Christmas and New Year. Phew!

A very happy Summer Solstice to those in my part of the world :) It's been a rainy summer here so far and I'm loving it as it's filling up our water tank! A happy Winter Solstice to the bulk of my readers over in the Northern Hemisphere. I hope everyone is writing some Solstice haiku...


  1. solstice . . .
    the same moon shines on both

    Happy Solstice, Kirsten! I'm so glad you're approaching the finish line of your aduous treatment. And I'm so happy to have made your acquaintaince this year. May your holidays be filled with inspiration and ringed with celebration.

    Best, Margaret

  2. Of course I meant "arduous" . . . I hate typos!

  3. A co-worker just returned to work last week after being absent for two months due to cancer treatment. Still continuing treatment, but just returning to work for her is a blessing. From afar, celebrating with you and keeping you in my thoughts. I think I shall ponder the solstice haiku...

  4. Love,light, and blessings to you and yours-

  5. Thank you for sharing, Margaret - Love it!

    And this line, "filled with inspiration and ringed with celebration." Very cool :)

    Bless you and yours this Christmas. Xxx

  6. Thanks, Jules :) and Merry Christmas to you!

  7. (((hugs))) to you Teri. May your holiday season be a creative one!