It was time for a new bag – with pockets and room for my knitting on the go – $1.40 at the Goodwill.  This got me thinking about how thrifty I am.   Two weeks ago, I was at the market, and a friend asked me to pick her up a package of rice crackers.  The rice crackers cost me … Continue reading


It’s Worldwide Photowalk Day on Saturday!   Dust off your camera and go directly to the Fanshawe Pioneer Village!  It’s lovely out there at this time of year – these pictures were taken last weekend.   But register first here.   PS.  Donna says you can bring your kids.   🙂


Our Thanksgiving weekend was perfect – feasts of turkey and pie, friends, family, fun, hiking, sequence, deers, the market, the pioneer village, laughing, family portraits, dancing gangnam style, crafting . . .  Sunday, we went around the table and shared what we were thankful for – health, spirituality, family, food, good fortune, music, “what she said”, … Continue reading

brandy alexander

My red scarf is almost done for Aids Awareness Week.   Thanks, Mandy, for the red yarn (and the hiking playdate)!  I chose a free simple cable pattern – the Irish Hiking Scarf.   I can see why it’s popular.  I will be making it again.  And it’s knitting up quickly, so I should have time to … Continue reading

something good can work

This week I overcame one of my fears.  I put it in perspective.  I prepared like a boss.  I channelled my mentors.   And I killed it.  A new hair cut and a brow wax didn’t hurt either.   That’s all.   Life continues.  I knit.  I work.  I sleep.  I run.  I sing.


It’s October!  How did that happen?  I’m not complaining though because I adore the fall.   The kids roll their eyes as I loudly proclaim every leaf on every tree is turning the most beautiful colour.   It’s non-stop.  I have to fight the urge to pick up every fallen leaf and display them on my mantle.   … Continue reading