Baby A spent the afternoon with Gran so momma could have some alone time and we had so much fun. Continue reading
It’s been a long week in my life professionally (that’s a story for another day maybe) and combined with the lack of sunshine it’s been totally exhausting. So when I was asked to provide some time today for a special cause I did hesitate for a second.
But then I realized that what could be exhausting could also be seen as invigorating so I said yes. My heart expanded and rested as it seemed that the only nap to be had was going to be on me. Dreadfully hard to get asleep she awoke all full of giggles.
Nap time was followed with play time with Gramps and the puppy. She climbed the stairs, practised walking and delighted our hearts with her “kisses”.
Her wardrobe always keeps us smiling. Today’s shirts were no exception although it was hard to get the photo as she was determined to grab the phone. 5 shots later. Her earlier pink shirt was our present to her from our trip away.
All in all I’d have to say that Sunday snuggles were just what I needed. Alas though that the only sunshine of the day was while she slept on me in a darkened room but I used technology to capture the light!
I had an email this week from a close friend. She’s finally clearing out her inbox, now that it reached 3000+ emails, and found this in her sorting. She sent it along with a note remarking how much writing I had been doing. Which reinforced to me why I write; etching down words as the thoughts flow out into a cohesive weave.
The land of morning skies
Where the sunrise sparkles on a clear horizon
Where your neighbour’s friend will help you out
Where friendly smiles are the norm
The land of the midday sun
Blazing brightly though a gorgeous blue sky
Where covered dishes still show up at times of crisis
Where rider pride always lives on
The land of the evening sunset
So stupendous it takes your breath away
Where it’s only ever two degrees of separation
Where the best of friends live
Land of the nighttime sky
So full of stars or blazing with northern lights
Where we can look out to our hearts content
Where we are blessed to call home
That my friends is why I wrote. To express what’s in my head and heart and hope that it reaches out to you like your favourite comfort food.
#Eatthecake — even if it’s a brownie cooked in a pot. Hm tasty.
There is a wonderful children’s book called Something from Nothing. It’s by one of my favourite Canadian authors of that genre, Phoebe Gilman. I was reminded of this book recently when I decided to create something from nothing. Once the Continue reading
Once upon a time in a land near here there was only one option. That was kind of like when dinosaurs roamed the prairies and I was just born or at least that is how old they all think I am at work. But I digress because really I am here comparing what was and what is. Continue reading
I decided to do this just because I can. It’s an awesome outlet for my love of colour and photography.
I called this Continue reading
Last night’s rain preempted a gravel bike ride, that would have pushed me hard, with two friends who have inspired me. They have been, in turn, inspired by two friends.
Let me set the scene for you. It’s full of people with inspiration, courage, energy, sadness and hope. Continue reading
The calendar reminds me that the days are getting shorter. This wheat field is a visual that reinforces that.
When I’m not puttering I’m usually beside the mason working on the rock wall. I have a love hate relationship with rocks because after three years of back and arm strengthening work I’m like so “over it” but I can still see the beauty in the rocks.
The beauty in the next picture is more than skin deep which is good because the skin is messy! First encounter with an Arrowroot biscuit and while she really enjoyed it the result ensured a bath at Gran’s house.Whether it’s with the camera or your memory it’s good to focus on the positives and the beauty in life. It’s far too easy to get weighted down with all the negatives and the “busy”.
Ps I know this isn’t snap chat but that’s what I called my little chat that went with the snapped pictures!