October has not had a great start in either the book review or the book reading department. I've completed 3 books and DNFed 2 others and am contemplating abandoning a current read. In an effort to break the cycle, I'm sharing a bit of what I've read so far as well as some recent life… Continue reading Mid-Month Check-In and Happy Thanksgiving!
Please enjoy this picture of my child posing with an apple from which she has taken several tiny bites: Also, she chose to wear that romper over top of the clothes I had dressed her in. I did not expect battles over clothing to begin so early in our mother-daughter relationship. Every September I feel… Continue reading Autumn Leaves and Gumboots
Exciting weekend around here! We had big plans in the big city. Or, as the locals call it, "the big smoke". Ferry-bound Friday, on the highway, it became clear that we were not likely to make the boat we were aiming for. Rather than stress over it, Peter and I decided to have some adventure… Continue reading Autumn Weekend in the City
After taking my camera everywhere for a month, packing it with me on trains, subways, mountain trails, and through museums, I guess I needed a break. September 2013 will remain without much photographic evidence in our household. That's okay. Sometimes it's nice to just look at things and remember them that way. This weekend though,… Continue reading Thankful
Yesterday was one of those days. You know what I mean, right? Things just...don't go right. The autumn rains of the Pacific Coast have most definitely arrived. Gumboots, rain jackets, umbrellas. As well as flashlights and candles kept close at hand, due to high winds and our somewhat-remote location. The rain poured down, the lights… Continue reading E.R. – Embarassed Reflections on an Emergency Room Visit
The weather around here has been bright, sunny, and cold. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling. Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to do a hike we'd long wanted to do - Skookumchuck Narrows. Peter and I and our friend, Kyle. This is one of the few hikes around here that I've actually… Continue reading A Skookum Hike
After a few days of rain and a tsunami warning* last night, a day of sun came as a surprise. This morning before church. Afternoon on the beach. I've heard people from eastern Canada (Please note: I consider anything east of the Rockies to be eastern Canada but usually when I say "eastern Canada" I… Continue reading Scenes From a Sunday
Yesterday evening Peter and I sat down to dinner and Pete immediately jumped up to grab the camera. "Don't you want to talk a picture of this meal?" he asked. So, here it is: That's chicken pot pie and butternut squash soup. And a glass of wine. I made everything but the wine! I think… Continue reading Rainforest Living