2022 Highlights: Week 25

Father's Day These girls have such a great dad. And I have such an amazing partner to parent them with. We kept things pretty simple with cinnamon buns for breakfast, church, some play in the little forest down the street, and (at Peter's request) buffet dinner at the local Chinese-Canadian restaurant. Flowers and food. This… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 25

2022 Highlights: Weeks 20 & 21

It continues to be a very wet spring here on the West Coast. Temperatures are rising a bit though so in between the rain we've also had some nice-ish days and things are beginning to grow in the garden. Even my compost seems a little more beautiful these days: Pearl had her last pro-d day… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 20 & 21

2022 Highlights: Week 14

For the beauty of each hourOf the day and of the nightHill and vale and tree and flow'rSun and Moon and stars of lightSun and Moon and stars of light 'Lord of all, to Thee we raiseThis our joyful hymn of praise"For the Beauty of the Earth" I've been listening to a lot of old… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 14

2022 Highlights: Weeks 7 – 9

I've shared the major highlight of recent weeks which was Pearl turning 7 but I'd like to share a few other things that have made me happy recently. March 2nd marked the begin of Lent this year and I'm taking the opportunity to do a social media fast and limit my news intake. I found… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 7 – 9

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