wainfleet

Last year we found the perfect fall escape, so with very little discussion, I went ahead and booked it again for this year.  We lucked out, and the weather was lovely.  On the first day, I finished my reading and knitting.  I was prepared for that happening, and I cast on a stranded hat with … Continue reading

next

So I didn’t get the nomination to run for federal office.  Trust me when I say that THAT was an amazing journey.  All the same, I have welcomed back my sweet quiet normal life with open arms.  Politicking is exhausting – I’m a friendly person, but campaigning takes friendliness to a whole ‘nother level. I was … Continue reading

that bread

   Most Saturdays we like to hit up the local farmers market for the week’s produce.   It has a small-town feeling where we bump into lots of familiar faces and catch up.  We always split a half-sweet vanilla latte, and we always hem and haw over the dutch apple fritters.  This week we treated ourselves … Continue reading

november

   My perfect fall weekend would be filled with family, hiking, knitting, making (and slurping up) soup, baking muffins, drinking tea, thrifting and markets.  And that’s just what I did.  I baked a batch of pumpkin gingerbread muffins and whipped up a big pot of roasted butternut squash soup.  I picked up the prettiest silk … Continue reading

last day of holidays

With a lot of digging around online and driving through the countryside, we managed to hunt down a little piece of the Trans Canada Trail.   I was more excited than you can possibly imagine.  It was literally out in the middle of nowhere, and we drove by it twice before spotting it.  We walked … Continue reading

indoors day

Today we took one look outside, and we decided to stay in.  I had downloaded the audio file of this month’s mother-daughter book club selection, and we curled up in the bedroom with the most beds and blankets and listened to seven chapters while making bracelets with embroidery floss (I kept on knitting!).  We paused … Continue reading

seams

(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

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

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

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