Random Sunday Stuff

I’m just in from trimming back the lavender in the bed next to our front door. It’s fragrant, even now, and the dose of aromatherapy paired with a reasonably nice afternoon was wonderful. Now I’m eyeing my new backyard vegetable garden and itching to get out there and toss some seeds in the ground. We’re still expecting frost this week, so I’m telling myself to hold off a little longer. Of course, radishes and such would be fine, but there’s also the issue of making decisions which, given this is a new garden this year, requires some thought. I’m brewing a cup of tea and will sit and think about it for a while instead.

Meanwhile, I’m watching tomato and pepper seedlings reach toward the grow lights in my laundry room and waiting for delicata squash and pattypan squash plants to peek their green heads above the soil in pots on the heat mats. It’s such a refreshing and satisfying time of year! I meant to sow spinach in the community garden this week but time got away from me. This week for sure!

In other news, I’m expecting my MacBook to show up at the door tomorrow–at least I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the tracking information the Geek Squad gave me is on point. By the way, I can’t say enough good things about Best Buy’s Geek Squad (and extended warranties). Hopefully, I’ll be back on track with the many things I juggle next week.

I’ve been following the progress of James Topp, a 28-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces who is marching from Vancouver to Ottawa in peaceful protest against government mandates. He left Vancouver on February 20 and crossed into Saskatchewan yesterday. I follow him on Instagram where he posts updates daily. Here’s a link to his website https://www.canadamarches.ca/ if you want to check it out. Find him at https://www.instagram.com/canadamarches/ on IG. In addition to being in awe of his stamina and fortitude, I was a little bit jealous when I saw him standing next to the Saskatchewan sign. I’ll include a photo of me at that same sign taken a few years ago with this post. Sure hoping we can make a trip in that direction very soon.

So, that’s about all for now. Everyone is out of the house so I’m going to drink my cup of tea and soak in the silence for a while.



I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.

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