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
As you may remember, I was very disappointed that scheduled events on the home front prevented me from flying to Toronto to see My Zoe, but I did get to see The Lodge on Friday, at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). (Thanks, Serv, for letting me know it would be playing here!) The film was scheduled … Continue reading The Lodge
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
When is watching a movie like slipping into a warm bath? When you see familiar characters brought to life once more. Yes, I admit it... I have at least one guilty pleasure. I had resisted for years, but one day, I found myself watching Downton Abbey just to see what all the fuss was about. And … Continue reading Like Slipping into a Warm Bath
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…
Not only did my family and I go on vacation, but there was a little stowaway in my bag! None other than the (in)famous Trevor Belmont (a.k.a. Richard Armitage's character in Castlevania). He set himself to guarding the fruit after our initial grocery run. But he soon decided that his awesomeness would look better with … Continue reading Trevor Belmont at the Beach
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!