“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 […]
A quiet afternoon in April, my time my own to fill as I desire, I step outside on the deck, listen to the sweet sound of silence, breathe deeply, and drink in the view. I first moved to Kamloops when I was eighteen-years-old and, except for the past seven years we spent in Washington state, this city […]
I love this photo of my daughter taken last night. Rosie the Riveter: a symbol of women’s empowerment, courage, and strength dating from the World War II years and still relevant today. I got the bandanna for Laurinda when I purchased Rosie’s Daughters by Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett from Women’s Memoirs and I never dreamed she’d go the […]
Last weekend we enjoyed a visit with Michael and Robin in 100 Mile House (yes, that’s really the name of the town), BC. Michael showed us the Zodiak he picked up for free. It needs a bit of work–a great winter project for him. Chelsea supervised the activity. Michael and Robin’s dog, Austin, was the […]
For almost as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to make homemade pasta. Last week that dream came deliciously true. Fresh pasta with red delicious cherry tomatoes from the garden. Yum-o! Have you had any long-time wishes and dreams come to fruition lately?