2021 Highlights: Week 22

Picking flowers in empty lots.Sprinklers and popsicles in the backyard. This week we paid our district tax and our home insurance, two annual expenses that can leave our bank account feeling drained. I like to take a moment though to be thankful for what they mean. We have a home where we are safe and… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 22

2021 Highlights: Week 21

Some ups and downs this week. It was a cloudier, rainier week again and I didn't take a lot of pictures as we spent a lot of time inside. Here are some good things: We had ice cream for dessert one evening (not a common occurrence around here) and the girls promptly scurried out back… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 21

2021 Highlights: Week 20

Highlights of the week: Repotting herbs and finding homes for new plants around the garden. Laundry hanging on the line. First watermelon of the year. Backyard days with my littlest while Big Sister is at school. We have snacks. She plays. I hang laundry and work in the garden and read my books. No pictures… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 20

2021 Highlights: Week 19

It's been a good week. Let's break it down. Mother's Day! Kind of old news but technically part of this week. We celebrated with fried fish. Sharkey's Fish & Chips in Roberts Creek makes the best fish and chips I've ever had so we got take-out last Sunday with Peter's parents and had lunch at… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 19

2021 Highlights: Week 18

More and more signs are pointing to our province coming down from the heights of the so-called Third Wave. Vaccinations across Canada continue to pick up; in our own community over half of the adult population has been vaccinated. First responders and essential workers have been vaccinated here in the past week and I know… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 18

2021 Highlights: Week 16

Guys, it's been a week. There is a spring cold going around and it spread through the girls and I in quick succession. We each went down hard for about 24 hours and then seemed to recover. This will not be news to any parents, but it's really hard to be a good parent when… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 16

2021 Highlights: Week 15

We've had a week of absolutely beautiful weather. So I can (somewhat) ignore the state of the world, the third COVID wave that we've entered, and the looming threat of further restrictions in the province. I know it's a privilege to turn off the news and focus on my sunny little bubble but sometimes it's… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 15

2021 Highlights: Week 13

...if I"m going to prescribe you a medicine of good words - I'm going to also have to say to you take it slowly, a spoonful at a time. This is sweet medicine, so savour it and really rest your mind in the beauty of language. It's not that we don't ever think about or… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 13

2021 Highlights: Week 5

Exploring new trails. The way little kids enjoy their own reflections. They just enjoy looking at themselves without vanity or shame and it’s wonderful to observe.Various hate groups (including one particularly famous one right now) being labelled as terrorist groups by the Canadian government.A long walk on a sunny day, including a visit to the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 5

Life: The New Normal

Painted rock at the beach - "Remember to Breathe 2020" "The new normal" is a phrase I keep hearing. I'm not entirely sure what it means and I'm not quite sure any of us really know what our new normal is. It's strange how quickly our minds adapt and yet how slow. How quickly it… Continue reading Life: The New Normal