Author Archives: Audie Jean

About Audie Jean

I love volunteering for Thrift Shops for Nova West Island. I also spend a lot of time taking photos, making greeting cards, exploring on the computer, and doing all kinds of other things that stimulate learning. It is very important for me that I LEARN or DO something every day. I have a special fondness for milking cows, reading poetry, cutting grass, walking in the woods, chatting with my grandchildren, and much, much more. Life is indeed fun. Reach me at: ajdrakie@gmail.com

Still Learning — Gut Feelings

It has been awhile since I shared my diet revelations here on Sunflower Girls. So here goes. This adjustment does not demonstrate any drastic changes to what I’ve previously preached, but I feel it does give me an additional level of … Continue reading

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Today’s Yarn Has a Lovely Hook — Thrift Shops for Nova West Island

Yes, indeed! To be precise, if we unravel the stitches in this story , we will see that it involves not only volunteering, community, and loops of love, but also a well-used crochet hook. The babies’ afghans, shown above, were … Continue reading

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RePost of a Removed RiPoste

Shortly after I originally posted this back in 2011, I removed it. Why? Because I had unintentionally succeeded in hurting the feelings of one of my elderly neighbours.  Indeed, not only had I rejected his kind offer to blow the leaves off … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

This summer, the lawns and gardens have been very parched and even a bit crispy in spots. Many people, of course, grumbled about it, while others simply pulled out the watering hoses and listened to the sighs of relief from the roots. I actually … Continue reading

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Clearing Out the Clutter

On this morning’s walk, I started listening to Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and can’t wait to get started with this new challenge! It all makes perfect sense and sounds almost easy–almost. From what I’ve learned so far, tidying … Continue reading

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So Many Benefits From Such a Small Investment

  I knew I would get my money’s worth, but little did I know I would get it in spades!

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Daily Delight for the Five Senses

Originally posted on AJ's Classroom:
Who: I and my 82-year-old companion What:  walk 5 km When: 7 a.m. Where: the perimeter of our community Why: for mental and physical well-being How: briskly with lots of communication Bonus: All of our senses are…

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A Trick to Treat You With

Oh, my! How we have changed!

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Old Teachers Never … Stop Teaching

Originally posted on AJ's Classroom:
I’m curious about what inspires my need to teach. Truly there is a force that compels me to take the information I process and share it with those I love. And it is not simply caring and sharing, but rather explaining, and rewording, and listening,…

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Nothing is More Important

Originally posted on Lazy Mill Hill Farm:
This morning the air feels thick and settled, and when I walked down the field to feed and water the meat birds, I could barely discern the cows through the haze. They rose…

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