D is for Dirt

I had never bought dirt before. It seems senseless to pay for something you could find any place outside! Yes, yes, there’s good dirt and bad dirt, but surely – if you’re willing to look  for it, if you ever have need for some dirt, there will be some to be found not too far…

Anna Brown, Where ARE You?

Sometimes, I need to just focus on the facts. So in this post, I try! The most common thing I hear these days is: Anna Brown, Where ARE YOU?! It’s a very fair question – I tend to be hard to keep track of. Today, my focus is to answer the basic questions about where I…

C: Carwash & Cutbanks

An unofficial part of the Blogging A-Z Challenge. I could have said “C is for coffee.” But I didn’t have much to say, so I didn’t. I almost said “C is for cousins.” But I had too much to say about that, so I didn’t. Flipping through photos of the past year, I did settle on something…

B: Birthdays

An unofficial participant of the Blogging A-Z Challenge, in which I share of 26 events or perspectives that took place this past year.  ______ I am not a birthday person. I don’t mind them, particularly, but I’m not really a huge fan of the fuss. That being said, I’m not sure how it happened – this…

A is for April – An Introduction

Today is April. Yesterday was April too. (Or April 2, if you prefer. Today is April 3 – but I digress.) Despite the rainy atmosphere outside, I’m feeling optimistic – perky, almost. I’m alone in my momma’s kitchen, I’ve had a cuppa tea, got some good tunes on (shoutout to SaltWater Hank), and feeling more…

Procrasticooking

I stared at all the options. Phone in hand. List in hand. Basket on the floor. From shelf to shelf to shelf and back to the original shelf went eyes and my chin. Up, down, over, and back again. I was aware of my eyebrows pinching and mouth growing increasingly expressive. There were so many…

River Walk: Reflections

“The rest of your life is such a mystery to me” commented a classmate the other day. It was an interesting observation. Accurate, probably. My school and ‘other’ life don’t mix a lot, it seems. Not that I try to keep them disconnected or anything; they’re just different realms. Many different realms, I should say….

September is School

I forgot to take a first day of school picture. I did, however, take a “look Mom, first WEEK of school!” photo, when I finished it, so I’ll include that instead. People keep asking about my school start up – and it’s a bit complicated so I’ll explain it here. Fact 1: I AM IN…

Prairie Dictionairie

I like words. I notice them. They get stuck in my head as often as songs. Every place I go there’s new vocabulary, preferred lingo, expressions or pronunciations that leave me intrigued. Today, I put together a collection of Prairie words. I hear them and I know I’m in a different place.  Prairie: A large open area of…

Summer 2017: The Plan

Ever wish you had multiple lives so you could fit in ALL the different things you could do? I do, all the time.  There are so many opportunities in this world! With that in mind, I’ll break the sad news: I’m not planning on heading back to the Lodge (Manitoba). A large part of me…

Dear Mom, I made it. (The prairie edition)

Dear Mom, I made it! Exactly one week minus 3 hours ago I pulled in to the second driveway on the right, safe and sound. Because I neglected to text you every single stop along the way, I will catch you up now. I took pictures 😀 See? This is me at the McBride Husky….

A Selfie Interview: So How’s the Ed Program?

An article in which the Annalist’s Editor–in-Chief, Ms. Anna Louise, conducts an interview with the protagonist of this site, one Miss A. Brown, on the fascinating topic of “So How’s The Education Program?” _____________ Anna Louise, Editor-in-Chief Editor-in-Chief: It’s been a long time! I’m looking forward to catching up and hearing about your winter. It seems a…