Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Mid week. Well technically - not quite because the day has just started.  Last night I had three meetings happening at one time.  I could only manage one.  It is a very busy end of the month.  So much going on and once the calendar turns to November the days will only get shorter and more busy.  That is my challenge. How to make every day count?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

zombie walk

2nd annual zombie walk happened this month.  The weather cooperated.  The leaf guy above was definitely the best zombie in the walk.  Stayed in character the entire time.  

It is so dark outside at 7am.  This is when I notice the lack of light.  Thankfully it is not raining.  But, I know those days are coming.  I am storing up supplies.  We have bought new twinkle lights for the kitchen window.  We plug those in and use that as a light source during the dark mornings.  Much better than the bright overhead lights.  Tea and hot chocolate has been purchased.  We need to do a candle run.  Gas fireplaces have been tended.  I think we are as ready as we will ever be.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Weekend was full of sunshine and crazy warm temperatures - 22 degrees C in October is ridiculously warm.
Hannah and Mack visited the pumpkin patch.  Curried lentil soup was made.  Sweet potato biscuits consumed.  A whole lot of sports.  Our Jr. Football team won and advanced to the semi finals.  There was planning and plane tickets, 2 hour walks and a few episodes of Mad Men.  

Friday, October 17, 2014


Grateful it is Friday.  It was a short, busy week.  The rain has come as promised.  Yesterday I drove into the city to hear my youngest sister give a presentation on unconditional giving.  In March of the year she gave birth to a baby boy - she was a surrogate for a couple who wanted to have a child.  It was an incredible journey to witness.  She was one of two speakers both giving presentations around the theme of unconditional giving.  A celebration of stories.   The venue was an artist studio.  It was a good evening.

Today I have three meetings - with others.  These take time and mental energy.  They will be good too.
Friday night is homemade pizza night.  And a hockey game.  Tomorrow a football game and chores and rest.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

mid month

10 days have past since we celebrated Mr W's birthday and Thanksgiving is over for another year.  Now. we are in the days before Advent.  I have always liked these days.  It is important for me to remember that. This year has been fraught with a fair amount of worry and stress.  I have tended not to focus and rest in the present but, have carried a lot of worry in my heart about the future.  No, that is not right either.  I can't quite articulate the crazy space I am in.  I am not worried about the future because ultimately I do believe things will work out how they are supposed to...its more like I am slightly off course and am constantly trying to make small corrections to bring myself  back on track but it is not working.  Generally I can figure it out and get back on track easily - for some reason it is not so easy this time and I am exhausted.   Ok. Not exhausted but tired.

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