evening strolls

I have challenged myself to get outside for a minimum of 30 minutes every day for 30 days.  I figure that’s a pretty easy commitment.  So far over four days, I have clocked two days at a beach and two evening strolls in my neighbourhood. It’s not really adding to my to-do list – it’s taking my to-do … Continue reading

circles

Tonight was our last Circles before the holidays, and I got dangerously weepy-eyed on my way home.  It then occurred to me that I should capture a little about what this group has meant to me as I haven’t really shared a lot about it.  Or rather that I haven’t exactly been able to articulate it very … 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

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

autumn’s here

This weekend felt like the summer we didn’t have.  The sun was out.  It was shorts weather.  We packed up some fruit and water and searched out a trail I had hiked over a year ago with my hiking club.   Now that I think about it, my little family trusts me implicitly to not get … Continue reading

doodle

Still here.   The Bee and I hit up some sketching in the gallery at Museum London, and I realized how rusty my drawing skills have become.   I think I’ll stick to knitting.

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

apples and more apples

I’ve always loved apple orchards and picking apples.  It’s a fun afternoon spent outdoors with the girls, AND it’s productive. This year we found an orchard very close by without all the silly frills – just plain ol’ apple picking.    I’d rather skip the crowds, the trains/wagons, the mazes, the gift shops, the line-ups for rides, the animals, the play equipment … Continue reading

cottage on the lake

Back home after a week spent at the lake in the most loveliest cottage.  It was splendid.  I won’t rub it in how sweet our holidays were.  It wouldn’t be fair. Some stuff worth mentioning in case it sparks something: If you’re looking for the perfect summer accessory, I picked up one of these light cotton … Continue reading

Caring Between the Lines

I finally made my way down to The Arts Project to take in the Caring Between the Lines exhibit which ends Saturday.   I coloured a little bit on practically every piece.  It’s awesome.  Here’s what my photograph looked like before the colouring began.   So neat!  I’m truly honoured to have been a part of this … Continue reading