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

plenty

We live in a society where success is defined by what you have.  The more expensive your stuff is, the more successful you are.  This doesn’t need to be our truth.  To me, success is having a bit of money in the bank, peace of mind, food on the table, a roof overhead, a place … Continue reading

comfort

A man walked in from off the street today, and one of my co-workers wanted help to deal with this ‘unwanted visitor’.  He just seemed lost, and he wanted to find a program that is offered less than two blocks away.  There were people writing directions and drawing maps, but I offered to walk him over to … Continue reading

friends in the forest city

I love my family.  Like I would marry them every day if I could.  I will drop all plans to spend time with them. But there’s something to be said for friends- the ones who choose us and the ones we choose.  I’m confident that I’ve got this friend-making business down to an art.   And it’s … 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

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

red plates

One of my favourite Christmas gifts was a red place setting.  I had never heard of “Red Plates” before. The Red Plate is a way to acknowledge a family member’s special triumphs…celebrate a birthday…praise a job well done…reward a goal achieved…or simply say “You Are Special Today.”  When the Red Plate is used, any meal … Continue reading

queue

I managed to squeeze in everything that I wanted to do and see last month- the beach, the market, the local fibre festival, the trails, and family.  And eat.  So much turkey, pie, stuffing, ice cream, French fries, apple fritters . . .  I tried to absolve myself with lots of hiking and a tiny bit … Continue reading

giving thanks

In the spirit of Thanksgiving this weekend, I have finished this sentence “I am thankful for . . . ” every day this week.  Here’s what I have captured: Monday It’s so hard to pick one thing!  I’m thankful that I have a boss who regularly makes me (her assistant) a hot cup of tea. … Continue reading

persevere

The girls have returned to school, and we’re getting back into the routine of packing lunches, early mornings, finishing homework, studying for tests, meet the teacher nights, and all that jazz.  El had her last first day of highschool.  The Bee started 6th grade.  They were excited; and as sad as it is to no longer … Continue reading