We’re a “Go” For Launch (and Friday’s Fave Five)

It’s been another busy pre-move week filled with emails, inspections, appointments, packing, and paperwork. Conditions came off both sales (for the home we’re leaving and the one we’re going to) this week. There’s always that sense of “it’s not over until it’s over” until that happens, so meeting this milestone is a relief. It’s been a busy week, and also one of blessings. Here’s a look back at Friday’s Fave Five.

Friends. I’ll miss them most of all. This week, I enjoyed coffee visits in a living room and a coffee shop and was surprised by a knock at the door one morning heralding another friend dropping off hand-knitted woolies for those cold Saskatchewan days ahead.

Sunshine. It makes such a difference, especially as we head into the dark months now that we have turned our clocks back (I won’t miss doing this when we get to Saskatchewan where sanity prevails and they don’t mess with time). This week we enjoyed blue sky and sunshine and I was thankful for every minute.

Soil. The gentleman who did the inspection of our Saskatchewan home lives in the same neighborhood. When we were on a call going over the results, he told us there’s “some of the best soil in Saskatchewan” there. It bodes well for next year’s backyard garden!

A new-to-me author. Recently, a blogger I follow mentioned she just read the latest book from an author I wasn’t familiar with. I had to check it out, and discovered an entire mystery series that appeals to me! I’m partway through the first in the Ruth Galloway series by, Elly Griffiths and am enjoying it immensely! I predict a series of winter days curled up by the fire with a mug of hot tea and one of these books on my Kindle once we get to Saskatchewan.

A new book. I received the proof copy of my new book, Living Liminal: A Slice of Pandemic Life this week. Realistically, I won’t make any progress on going through it until after the move and I’ve yet to decide if I’m going to make it available to a general readership or do a limited print run for family. It’s a compilation of my blog posts, journal entries, and social media posts aligned with what was happening in British Columbia at the time. A chronicle, if you will. I’m leaning toward a soft release to the public, but we’ll see once I get into content editing. Another project to keep me occupied once we get settled.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week. Hope you’ve had a good one too.

Back soon,


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.
  1. How exciting about your book! I’ll be interested to see how you decide to release it. (I sure loved your first one <3 )

    Moving can be so bittersweet, no matter how near or far you're going. As a gardener, I too would be excited by the draw of that good soil.

  2. That’s so good that things are coming together for the move! Leaving friends is the hardest of all–glad you got time with some of them. I wish our country would stop the time changes. I agree sunshine makes so much difference, especially when there is less of it in the winter. How great to find a new good author! Congratulations on your book!

  3. Having moved many times in my life and the last one being from sunny Southern California to central Ohio two years ago, I understand all the feelings. We love being near family but we miss our friends in our old home town and church. I know you will be blessed in your new home (and with a wonderful garden!)
    Safe travels and happy settling in.

  4. Congratulations on your book and glad things are coming together with the move. Hope things go smoothly now.

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