Aloha! Since my backyard urban farm in-development has taken up all my focus and energy and I haven’t been writing at all, I thought I’d share photos of how I’ve been staying busy. Honestly, it has become a full-time job. There are days when the MonSter awakes and I drag myself out of bed hardly… Continue reading May Garden Tour
The world has stopped. The unthinkable has happened and we’re in crisis mode, trying to get our heads around this ‘new normal’. I’ve been here before. No, not exactly like this, obviously. But almost five years ago, my world stopped when I finally admitted I couldn’t teach anymore. I’ve been adapting to my new normal… Continue reading Learning to Be
https://medium.com/the-mission/why-coronavirus-should-be-the-least-of-your-worries-d6ed6abe75bc It has been far too long since I’ve published anything but this article is important enough to share. If you allow your fear to spiral out of control, that lowers your immunity and makes you more susceptible to getting sick. Stay informed, but focus on connection and gratitude. Turn off the screens and get… Continue reading Love. Not Fear.
He's off. Settled. Installed at university - across the country. I'm always a proud Mama, and never more so than when our son was accepted into one of the top universities in Canada. The fact that it's four provinces (4029km/2504miles) away, is something my husband and I have been digesting, with a smile on our… Continue reading Endings and beginnings
Well, yesterday was DD day at our house. Apparently, the deer around here read WordPress, and my May Garden Tour post was an invitation. Whoops. They ate the kale... They nibbled the potatoes ... And snarfed ALL but two of the bush beans! And that’s not all... The hostas, alstroemeria, lilac, everlasting sweet pea, lupin,… Continue reading Deer Decimation 😣
So, I was 'voluntold' yesterday by my youngest that 'we' were providing the vegan gingerbread house kit for her and a friend for the class contest on Friday. Ummm... okay? 🤣 I love that she knows I love to bake so assumed I'd be happy to do it. Happier that it doesn't occur to her… Continue reading Christmas: pressures and perspective