• sustain (səˈsteɪn)

    — vb 1. to hold up under; withstand: to sustain great provocation 2. to undergo (an injury, loss, etc); suffer: to sustain a broken arm 3. to maintain or prolong: to sustain a discussion 4. to support physically from below 5. to provide for or give support to, esp by supplying necessities: to sustain one's family ; to sustain a charity 6. to keep up the vitality or courage of 7. to uphold or affirm the justice or validity of: to sustain a decision 8. to establish the truth of; confirm

sand + water

We made it to the beach, and we soaked up what is left of the summer.  The optimist in me thinks we should be able to squeeze at least one more visit if we try hard enough.  I remember a visit in October last year.   It’s not necessary that we be able to swim … Continue reading

mount nemo


(hiking on Mount Nemo) Right now I am . . . baking blueberry peach muffins seaming granny squares into blankets for the homeless reading teen fiction stolen off the girls’ bookshelves dreaming of one last trip to the beach before school starts remembering it’s been one year since my dad’s heart surgery celebrating the oldest’s … Continue reading


east coast

  With our week of vacation nearly a month behind us, we’ve been itching to get out of town again.  It’s lovely to be sleeping in our own beds and amongst our peeps, but I want to be exploring and taking in new sights, sitting on a beach/rock/bench, reading a map, wondering where to go … Continue reading



  We got back from holidays with enough time to get a good night’s sleep, grab breakfast, throw on our rainbow socks and head downtown to catch our one and only most bestest parade.    That was last weekend.  I just went through this album and cried happy tears because it was THAT awesome.   It’s … Continue reading

fb rug


Just baked gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, and they’ve passed the all-important taste test by the Bee.  This is good because she can take a dozen on her playdate tomorrow afternoon. I’ve been listening to The Zolas non-stop since the weekend.  I need someone to love them with. This is a short post – I really need … Continue reading


diy club

The Bee and a gaggle of her friends came together to work on the Chemist badge and be silly.  We picked three fairly easy and quick challenges: manufacture a chemical product (bouncy ball) experiment with soap write a secret message I felt like I was really organized.  I sent out very detailed + engaging invitations, bought … Continue reading

millar berry farm

self care

I’ve been thinking a lot about self care lately. You know when there’s something on your mind, and suddenly you see it everywhere?  It’s gotten to that point.  So I wrote a post  about it last week here. This week, I’ve been thinking of the stuff I left out.  Maybe I need to write a … Continue reading


summer’s here

The girls are finishing up school this week – one is off to university in the fall, and the other is heading off to overnight camp for the first time ever this week.  Big leaps.  They’re ready.  I know this, but it’s still a bit rumbly in my tumbly for me. I’m getting a taste … Continue reading


nuit blanche avec mes amis

  Another fantastically magical nuit blanche came and went.  I think I only asked a million bajillion thirteen twenty eight thousand people if I would see them there.  This gave me the perfect opportunity to pitch it to them when some inevitably asked what it was.   I have to do this because I really do … Continue reading


annual day of fun

Every Saturday of the Victoria Day weekend is my Annual Day of Fun with one of my colleagues, and  fun was had.   It’s just an ol’ diner breakfast, a trip to the farmers’ market for fruit and vegetables, and hitting up a nursery for flowers, but it’s an adventure I look forward to each time … Continue reading


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