Monday, November 03, 2014


Time change.  New month.  New goals.  We are staring down the barrel to the end of the year.  I want to finish the year strong.  To that end I am stepping up - I am working on my production rather than my productivity.  

The Nativity Fast begins in 13 days.  

Our friends out east have received their first snowfall.

I am pretty much relegated to boots now.  Boots and wool socks and boots and tights.  Scarves.  My favourite toque is missing.  My second favourite toque is with my daughter in the city.  

I am working on our Christmas cards.

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.

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