2021 Highlights: Week 17

Sisters!Flowers found in the forestNeighbourhood viewsEarth Day thankfulnessTaking Justin for a walkArriving at school It felt so good this week to return to regular activity after being sick last week. I worked to catch up on things around the house. Rose and I visited the library for the first time in a couple of weeks.… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 17

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 14

This is already old news, I guess, since Easter was a week ago but I can't resist an opportunity to share some cute pictures and it was technically a highlight of this week: Hand-me-downs! This is a form of recycling that makes me happy. We have some generous friends who have passed clothes from their… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 14

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 12

We climbed a mountain! We climbed Mt. Daniel in Pender Harbour, a hike we've done several times before. This time Peter and I decided we were going to encourage Rose to hike as much of it as she could. Rose is 3 and a half and a perfectly capable walker and hiker. But she loves… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 12

2021 Highlights: Week 11

Outdoor playdates are allowed again! Lots of great vaccine news this week! A family member unexpectedly got their first vaccine dose this week and Peter and I both got rather teary-eyed when we heard the news. As well, it was also announced that essential workers will begin to be vaccinated in April which means Peter… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 11

Book Review: Wuhan Diary by Fang Fang

Wuhan Diary - Fang Fang (HarperVia, 2020) On January 25, 2020, the city of Wuhan went into lockdown. This was the epicentre of what would become a global pandemic. While much of the world would soon follow suit, while Wuhan was at the height of its fight against coronavirus, the rest of the world was… Continue reading Book Review: Wuhan Diary by Fang Fang

2021 Highlights: Week 10

As of Friday afternoon, we are officially on Spring Break around here! We got off to a great start by snagging an afternoon spot at the pool for Peter and the girls - the first time back in about a year. Peter and I also made some time on the weekend for some thrift store… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 10

2021 Highlights: Week 8

Our big highlight of the week is that Pearl turned 6! Hard to believe a year ago we threw a full blown party for her (With people! We served food! People travelled from out of town!) but we've done a few things this week to mark the day and have more fun planned for the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 8