Photo Friday

Photo Friday

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 […]

Happy Hair Appointment

Happy Hair Appointment

A stylist who “gets” your hair is priceless and I’ve been dreading the time when I needed to begin the search for a new one. Yesterday, I could procrastinate no longer and made and appointment with one of the senior stylists at the salon I used to go to here in Kamloops. Technically it’s not […]

A Disturbing Trend

A Disturbing Trend

I don’t remember how old I was the first time someone in a store called me ma’am. I do know that I was young enough to be horrified as I didn’t feel anywhere near old enough to be deserving of that moniker. Funny, isn’t it, how we can’t wait to get older and then at […]

The Unfamiliar Becoming Familiar Again

It’s been a banner day today. After three trips to the insurance broker I finally have BC insurance and plates on my car. Cha-ching! (We insured two vehicles in Washington for the cost of one vehicle here in BC, but that’s a story for another day.) It only took two trips to Service BC to get […]

Beautiful Sunday

Beautiful Sunday

We woke early this morning as we usually do; some habits from our pre-retirement life remain. I’ve been an early-riser for much of my life and don’t expect that to change. The sun wasn’t even up as I rolled over toward the big picture window in our bedroom and looked out at the view that […]

Time Warp or Call Me Marty McFly

Time Warp or Call Me Marty McFly

We’ve officially been Canadian residents again now for a little over a week. We’re relatively settled in our new home and we’ve had occasion to connect with a few old friends. For whatever reason, I’ve slept better in the past week than I have for months–maybe years. We’ve settled in Kamloops, British Columbia–the city we called home […]