The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016


I had a squee! moment when reading The Diviners, when I got a reference made to Roughing it in the Bush, I actually giggled and did a bit of a fist pump. Oh my. I hope I don't become a literary snob, but if I do I guess I will be a Canadian literary snob... if there is such a thing.

P.S. I figured it was safe to post the quote as you've both read the Diviners! I hope I figured right.


Another crazy-long day! This time it was going to Kin's for produce, then Superstore for groceries and then to the ophthalmologist. I had time before the appointment to indulge in a decaf iced latte and then found out I have dehydrated eyeballs. My left one has been fuzzy and sore and it was almost completely dehydrated. I have to use drops and a warm eye mask and massage my eyeballs to get the blood moving again. My life is so weird and challenging right now.


Suzie Ridler said...

That is so awesome Shannon! And you know, I read The Diviners BEFORE Roughing It In The Bush so that comment would have gone over my head. :)

Shannon said...

Whoa, what a day Suzie. I didn't know that you could dehydrate your eyeballs! A warm eye mask sounds lovely... maybe that can be a regular practice, although not a have-to, just an enjoyable thing. If you enjoy it! Sorry to hear things are continued to be challenging. Hopefully the massaging helps.

BTW, I don't think I've had them write my name on a cup at Starbucks! I guess one day I should order something a little fancier so I can have that moment where they say.... "Janet?"

And don't worry Suzie, TONS of stuff goes over my head. I sometimes pick up on stuff years later. YEARS!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Yay!! Look at that Canadian reference in a Canadian novel. What a treat! You're making me want to read The Diviners again. I loved that book! Maybe I'll read that right after I finish Come Thou Tortoise again :)

Oh, Suzie, that's so rough. I'm glad that you found out and that there's something you can do. I recently stumbled across a bunch of info abut Ayurvedic practices and I wonder if there's something there that would support you. I literally came across it in the context of dryness. I hope you find comfort soon!

Suzie Ridler said...

Thanks! It was a very odd discovery. My acupuncturist years ago told me my well was dry. Guess she was right! I try and eat earthy things like salads and soups all the time which are good for dryness but let me know if you come across anything else.