Necessary losses

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We know, as parents, from the moment we give birth to a child, that this precious being is only entrusted to us for a time. I knew one day that my child would leave.  I knew that in my head…but didn’t ever think about facing the reality with my heart. We raise our children with …

Life Lessons from Hot Yoga

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I’m trying hot yoga these days. It was a Groupon, and when it popped into my inbox on a very cold early winter day, it seemed like it was a good idea. Notice the past tense. Hot yoga is hard. Oh, it’s hot, all right. On days when it seems minus a bazillion degrees with …

Lessons from a Bathtub Drain

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I took a shower today, and with immense satisfaction noted that immediately after I turned the water off, the tub was glisteningly empty. Normally, that’s not something that most people take great pride in. But I have reason to be proud. I have long hair. (These next couple of paragraphs may not be for the …

So Low that Down is Up

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In an odd sort of way, this day I look forward to annually…December 21st.  I’ve blogged about it before…here in 2008, here in 2009, here in 2010, and here in 2011. It’s the day that is the symbol for me of relief…when something has reached it’s extreme and after that it can only get better Because …

Bloomin’Espy!

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Espy got her first flower and is well on her way to the second! I walked into the office on Monday morning, and there Melanie, Nadia and Roshonna were by the desk talking.  When I walked in the room, they quickly pointed to Espy… And.  My. Jaw. Dropped. First…her bloom came quicker than I had …

Espy…growing, growing, and yup, growing some more

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Espy is knocking our socks off.  I realize she isn’t the first amaryllis to grow in the manner she has, but she’s ours, and she’s the one we watch…and she’s amazing. She grew from 41.6 last week to a stunning 59.5 cm in 7 days. Thats about 18 cm in a week. More than 2.5 …

Espy’s got style!

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Espy has continued to be a cool conversation piece around the office…these amaryllis plants are enough to shock anybody with their amazing growth… Espy was 22.3 cm 2 weeks ago… a week ago she was 31.0 cm and on Friday she was up to 41.6 cm… Ah-MAZE-ing I have to admit though, the growth of …

Espy’s hope grows!

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Espy’s, our resident symbol of hope, continues to be in our face with her cheerful optimism…she has once again almost doubled in size…she’s over 22 cm now…growing more than a centimetre and a half per day.  When folks see her after being out of the office for a couple of days, there is a visible …

Espy…an oasis

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Our resident friend, Esperance…Espy for short…and hope in meaning and inspiration continues to grow! She has doubled in height in the last week…it’s fun to walk into the office after the weekend away and be surprised by the visible change in her growth.  She’s now 12.6 cm…in three weeks. Our staff had a party last …