This morning, I was lazing around in bed. I should have been getting up and dragging my son out of bed too, because we both had work we should be getting on with. Rather than getting on with it, I decided to continue listening to Richard Armitage reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, picking it up again at … Continue reading Richard Spoke to Me
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. As we are to the north in North America, our harvests are generally earlier, so maybe that's why we have an October Thanksgiving. Yesterday we had our family dinner -- only the four of us, but we still do the whole shebang. Of course I forgot to take a picture, … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
I walked two blocks up the hill from my house and took these pictures of the colourful changing sunset on Sunday. My younger son said, "Yeah, they're nice, but I see it from my window every night." Jaded. An artist I've been listening to lately is Eva Cassidy, who died from melanoma in 1996, at … Continue reading Because They’re Beautiful
So apparently this is my 200th post! At my current rate of posting, though, it would take me more than 8 years to reach 300! Probably I should post more. Be that as it may, I was really productive today! Inspired by Guylty's clean-up (and the fear of next week's visitors seeing how we really live), … Continue reading My 200th Post Is Cleaning Up!
I came back from the beach with new resolve that somehow I would get my life organized enough to do the things that feel good to me, like blogging. We were going to make time to swim every day (did it twice) and I would be home cooking dinner more often instead of working (didn't … Continue reading I Can’t Believe It’s Been 4 Weeks…
It's around a 5-hour drive from Vancouver to Osoyoos, and the scenery changes as we move along the road. Osoyoos is Canada's only desert, so as we approach the town, you can see the vegetation start to change. In a bit of a contradiction, though, the area in and around Osoyoos is also known for … Continue reading The Journey to Here
Leaving this (temps are Celsius of course): For this: Didn't leave by 10 o'clock like we'd hoped, more like noon, but we should be at the beach by dinner time. I worked late last night again, trying to get it all done before I left, but in the end I figured that since I'm not … Continue reading Vacation: Here I Come!
So, how do I get myself back into regular blogging? It's not that I don't have any topics... in fact, my backlog of ideas is so long that I don't even know where to start! Overwhelmed by choice! (A bit of a longer post today to hopefully get me back into the rhythm.) But really, … Continue reading This and That
Yesterday's birthday was pretty low key. I'm so consumed with trying to help my youngest finish up his high school career (as well as with my work) that there is little mind power left to even think about a birthday. I asked him if for my birthday he could try to get out of the … Continue reading Another Year; Another Birthday
Sorry for the 'radio silence'! My sister texted me to make sure I was still alive, given that it has been much too long since I've posted. I wish it were because I was having way too much fun, but alas, no. Just trying to keep my head above water. On the weekend, though, I had … Continue reading One Sunny Day on the Weekend