Our beautiful spring weather continues! Though we are all a little nervous that this will be a precursor to yet another drought, I do still enjoy the warmth and sun. Winnie the dog continues to be…high energy. We are hopeful that her puppy nipping is decreasing and she is generally doing really well with leash… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: June is Here!
2023 Highlights: May
In no particular order... Finally getting some gardening done. Busy schedules and a digging dog prevented me from starting as early as I'd intended. Peter has been working hard at making my garden dog-proof and I'm so pleased with his work. We even have more gardening space than before. A tree that we were already… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: May
2023 Highlights: Beginning of Springtime!
Life with a new family dog has been pretty absorbing lately. It's been fun and rewarding and has added a new cog to figure out in our family's schedule. Winnie continues to be full of energy and we are working on basic puppy skills like not barking at birds and not nipping at the children… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: Beginning of Springtime!
2023 Highlights: April
We’ve had both some wonderful spring weather and some heavy rain and cold. I haven’t had much time to spend in the garden yet but the girls have been playing in our yard a little more now. We celebrated Easter (and my dad’s birthday) with my extended family and had a lovely weekend together. And… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: April
2023 Highlights: Farewell Winter
The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer. Spring is officially here and we’re on spring break! It’s still March so we definitely have some cold, rainy days ahead of us but it’s lovely to see the light after 5pm. As I said, it’s spring break around here but before I… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: Farewell Winter
2022 Highlights: Weeks 23 & 24
I'm used to June being a busy month for Peter but this is the first year that it's felt like a busy month for the kids too. Although this is Pearl's second year at school, it's the first where they've been able to do bigger end-of-the year events like field trips and Sports Day. There… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 23 & 24
2022 Highlights: Week 22
Saturday: After I worked a half day, Peter and I went out for dinner with friends and then to watch Top Gun: Maverick at the local cinema. Top Gun was the first movie Peter and I ever watched together after we started dating because he was aghast that I'd never seen it. When Tom Cruise… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 22
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 18
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;You hold my lot.The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.Psalm 15:5-6 There is a lot going on in the world; there is a lot going on close to home. But sometimes I look around at my life and think, "How… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 18
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