I was very excited this week to receive my new phone case in the mail! These cases are snap-on and, if you pair them with a separate glass screen-protector, do a great job of protecting the phone while making a hidden statement. Of course, given the number of times I drop the phone, the cases … Continue reading Check out My New Phone Case!
Now that things are opening up more in the province, I want to try to take better care of both my emotional and physical health. So, I've started swimming two nights per week, when I can get a booking. The local pool has been doing 45-minute lane-swimming sessions, bookable no more than a week in … Continue reading Exercise, Peace, and Fresh Air?
The other week I was watching a documentary on Netflix, called God Knows Where I Am. It's fascinating and somewhat horrifying. A woman's body is found in an empty house, with two journals detailing her stay in this self-imposed isolation -- free in theory, and yet unable to leave due to the dictates of her … Continue reading Forgotten Joy
Or should I say, back in harness! Either way, I'm definitely wishing I were still on holiday! We continued our tasting experiences with a trip to a local cheese shop, The Farmer's Daughter, whose name elicited some joking among the guys. But it was quite elegant, with wine and cheese flights served outside on the … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
With all of us needing a break, we booked a trip to Sidney -- no, not that one! In the time of COVID, we've gone to Sidney, British Columbia, near Victoria on Vancouver Island. My younger son has only a couple of days between semesters, but has been able to join his classes remotely, and … Continue reading Finally, My August Vacation
One of the things I love about driving to Osoyoos is seeing the changing scenery as we move towards the desert. (Osoyoos is a strange mix, having both desert and lush fruit-growing areas.) I try to snap pictures as we go, but most of them get discarded due to my unique knack of snapping just … Continue reading The Journey and the First Days
So much is going on in the world, and yet work/family obligations necessarily keep me focused on my own little piece of it. I do scroll through the news feed on my phone every day, in horrified fascination, unable to look away. Black lives matter. Well, of course they do. How can it be that … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
I wasn't blogging or even reading blogs when a lot of the #RABlogReunion participants were blogging, but I have really enjoyed reading some of the older posts when I come across them. And I am certainly looking forward to taking a blogging tour! It seems funny to call myself a "new" RA blogger, when I've … Continue reading RA Bloggers’ Reunion
Last week was a stressful week. No time or energy to blog. What else is new? With perseverance, though, the crisis was averted. Still working 7 days per week, unfortunately. Time still is at a premium, but I thought I would share some pictures from the last few weeks. And you know what happens when … Continue reading Inside/Outside