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…

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…

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…

Jubilation

Happiness might be… traveling with others? learning to ride with two? exclaiming in your own language? or learning a new one? It might be rolling down hills and laughing with friends.   It might surprise you when it greets you like a child arms open racing jubilant and shouting. Is happiness best felt when you know Sad too?…

Light at the End of a Semester’s Tunnel

My toothpaste tastes like Christmas and the dishwasher is on. I actually studied for a test and my kitchen smells like dawn.   The test tomorrow is on less than I originally thought. My class is stressed but I am not because soon, it can all be forgot.

Taking Note

It snowed today. Sitting snuggled up with small ones at my aunt’s house on my weekly childcare stint, I wonder if I’ll remember this. It’s been so easy to see things, acknowledge them (barely), move on. File it, forget it, hardly even notice it. Next thing, next thing, next thing. Focus, Anna, focus. What’s next. Where…

An Introduction and a New Old Friend

[I’m back in Manitoba. And look who’s here too!] “So did you two know each other in BC?” has been a common question in the kitchen lately. At first, it was the staff that asked. Sometimes a passing through pilot or a staff member from off-island will make the inquiry of this year’s chef and I when…

Pussywillow Postcard

Dear Sally, We interrupt this program for an official announcement: the pussywillows are out! Just like last year, the first personal sightings were in Vanderhoof. J & I stopped to see swans on the river and stretch out legs. We ended up discovering the pussy willows too. We cut a branch to bring home to her mom and…

A Narnian Neighbourhood: Photo Challenge Day 3

Yesterday Last week there was a Monday; The Leap Year Day. The last day of February, but the beginning of the week. It was my own personal Friday, since Tuesdays are my Saturdays now. Sunday, it snowed – for what feels like the first time all month… how strange. And yes, you heard that Friday-bit right….

I’m a Cheater: Nature Photo Challenge Day 2

This is nature: Right? I mean, can it count a little bit? Leaves, butterflies, paper…made from trees?! So I guess that’s not exactly “trees” in it’s natural form, which is the point, sort of. Oh well. I’m going to use it, and cheat. This challenge has been opening my eyes to how little time I have actually spent…

A Little Birdie… Nature Photo Challenge Day 1

…told me it was your Birthday today! That goes to you, my friend: you know who you are! Sincerest Birthday Greetings to you! I wish you all the best on this day (you’re probably in bed now, seeing as the sun sets sooner on the East Coast USA) but also in the upcoming year. I…

Still Alive! A Poem with End Rhyme (*Gasp!*)

Hello there World! It’s been a while…. I apologize, friends. This fall was a pile of school and work and muchos of lazy; I wish I could say it’s just ’cause life’s crazy But really, I’ll admit, my non-communication has mostly been due to my edumacation. People ask if I’m alive, do I still live in PG? You’ve all hardly seen…