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Archive for November, 2013

The Circle of Life: When A Parent is in Their 90’s

The Circle of Life: When A Parent is in Their 90’s

My 91 year old father is currently in Acute Care after having a suspected ‘flu’ which knocked all his systems out of whack.  It has been a full week of observing roller coaster emotions and trying to remember to calm myself by ‘coming back to my breath.”

There is a very small ward of 10 beds that dad is in, on the same floor as the birthing unit.  Some of the elderly patients seem to be transferred to the ‘6th floor’, which I have found out is the ‘Hospice’.  We are hoping that Dad will be transferred back to his assisted living facility.  Whether he improves or whether this is the beginning of a decline, as he says ‘aging is a progressive disease’ and I am faced with considering his passing.

It strikes me that the Circle of Life is sometimes complete on this floor.  The babies come into this world, and the elders pass on.

It is a very profound time.

Traveling to Vancouver: Fabulous Accommodation in Fabulous Neighborhoods

Traveling to Vancouver: Fabulous Accommodation in Fabulous Neighborhoods

 

If you or anyone you know are traveling to Vancouver and need great accommodation and dislike the sterile formality of a large hotel, I can highly recommend my friend’s (Helene and Phillipe),  2 self contained units, “The Garden Cottage Coach House” and “The Blue Oak Coach House”.

“Experience warm and friendly hospitality from Europe and Asia”

For more info, check out Imperial Spaces (http://imperialspaces.ca)

 

namaste,

zoey

 

Los Cabos Love: Typical Beach Morning at Casa del Mar

When we are on vacation at Casita Topaz, we usually get up to watch the sunrise while having our coffee at the beach.

Even though there aren’t many people up at that time, there is plenty of activity!
Fishermen, pelicans, the occasional jogger and horses being taken to meet their riders.
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These horses were frisky!

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