Happy Anniversary, Gerry

Happy Anniversary, Gerry

Fifteen years ago today, on a sunny April morning, Gerry and I were married. It was a small and simple ceremony, at that even larger than I would have chosen had it been up to me alone. My soon-to-be husband was of the mind that we needed to mark the occasion with a celebration, though. He […]

Mom's Hands On Easter Morning

Mom’s Hands On Easter Morning

I stand in the kitchen on Easter morning preparing stuffing for the turkey I will roast later today. I use a simple recipe–not a recipe at all really–just a mixing of the same ingredients that my mom, and her mom before her, used. It’s been thirty years since I had stuffing prepared by my mom. Over the course […]

Photo Friday

Photo Friday

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ~ Margaret Atwood in Bluebeard’s Egg (1986)   “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes […]

Canadian Content - The Art of Doing Stuff

Canadian Content – The Art of Doing Stuff

Now that we’re settling in back here in the “old country” I’ve decided that the worlds needs more Canada and I’m going to do my part by bringing you some Canadiana now and then. I just got back from the Story Circle conference in Austin, TX and, as is often the case, I had trouble […]

Photo Friday

Photo Friday

I can’t take credit for the photograph–hubby took it last weekend when we were in Prince George. But I can take, at least some, credit for the subject since she’s my granddaughter and she carries has my genes! Isn’t she precious?!  

Looking Ahead: Stories from the Heart

Looking Ahead: Stories from the Heart

I’m getting ready to head off to Austin, Texas for Story Circle Network’s Stories from the Heart conference where the weather forecast is for the mid-high twenties Celsius (that’s high seventies-low eighties for my American readers). Needless to say I’m breaking out my Capri pants and making plans for a pedi! This will be the third […]