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

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

weekend in

We had family over to celebrate El’s birthday yesterday.   Today we took it easy.  Stayed inside where it was warm and cozy.  Ate leftovers – quiche, salad, cupcakes and ice cream.  Knit.  Rested.  Watched the snow outside the windows.  Listened to some new tunes and some old tunes.   Laughed. We’re so fortunate.  I … Continue reading

simple giving + celebrating

I nearly forgot to share all the handmade goodness that we gave and received at Christmas. The Bee gave lots of art, and her shopping all took place at a little fundraising second-hand sale at school.  She couldn’t have spent more than $6. The teen made funny and heart-warming cards written with love for everyone. … 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

chill

Still here.  We’ve been getting out as much as we can before it snows.   It would seem that we’re all thinking Christmas already, and I suppose it’s really only a month off, but my calendar is filling up quickly making me feel a bit scramble-y.   For instance, the poinsettias we ordered through the littlest’s school … Continue reading