This summer is the first one we’ve stayed at home for, ever. Really! I don’t think I’ve been at home for as much of the summer since high school. It’s been soul-refreshing. But also surprisingly (or not) just as busy as a summer full of travel. I guess staying at home means I’ve had more… Continue reading Summer Highlight Reel
I finally got my library card sorted out, and I can now put things on hold online. What a thrilling event that is!! All the books, at my fingertips! Browsing the online catalogue is a little less romantic than walking the stacks, and there’s less opportunity for serendipity, but with two small people in tow… Continue reading Crafting and the Library (Finally!!)
This might seem like a strange thing to those more rooted than we are, but this is the first summer we are staying “at home” since we were both teenagers and living in our parents’ houses. For more than a decade, we’ve always been working or traveling away from the place we call home the… Continue reading A Summer at Home
The knitting needles, that is. I guess my previous frustrations with my City Gym Shorts have given me just the (de)motivation I needed to return to knitting. So now I am swatching for Andrea Mowry’s White Pine sweater! It’s funny, my first sweater for myself, a cardigan, was also a pattern called White Pine. Do… Continue reading Crafting: Returning to the Needles!
First, I am sorry for all the chicken photos. But they were all too cute, so I had to include a lot of them. En route to a three-day getaway on the Sunshine Coast (the mainland coast north of Vancouver, accessible only by ferry, for those who may not know), we stopped to see Christopher’s… Continue reading Adventures, an Anniversary, and Chickens
It’s been feeling really summery this past week. Christopher’s sister came for a visit and we went for an evening swim at Westwood Lake. We’ve been putting in more of the garden, tomatoes and squash, and all our beans are coming up! It’s so thrilling to see that first pushing up of the soil and… Continue reading Feels Like Summer (and a Crafting Roadblock)
Ok, this post is a little all over the place, so bear with me… We’ve been back and forth to Ottawa for my cousin’s wedding and some much-appreciated family time, and with that comes all the requisite kid-crashed-in-all-sorts-of-places photos. What with that trip, a brief overnight trip to Victoria, and Bean finally learning how to… Continue reading Fat Souls and All the Projects