Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Well here’s a surprise: I made a new connection on the internets and she nominated me for the Sunshine Bloggers Award! What a compliment! Thank you to Sadie at Sadie’s Nest for nominating me! I especially love reading the glimpses of her life and drooling over her appetizer recipes. If you like food at all, you have to take a look….

Throw-Back Thursday or Fish Lake Friday?

Due to a Generator Failure, I was unable to post this on Thursday. Sooo we’ll just call it a “Flashback Friday” this time.   The smell of forest fires hangs in the air here, adding a  flavour of summers at home to our day here. It’s hot. And muggy. So, so muggy. The air is grey…

Crouton Connections

Some of the best life advice I’ve ever heard was given to me in my high school outdoor ed class. My teacher was raving about food in the bush, the day’s topic of conversation being steak (a popular subject that came up weekly). I’ll save you the dopey expressions on the boys’ faces and the drool building in…

New and Improved! A Skype Date Revisited.

What could be better reason to stay up a wee bit later than usual to skype a classroom of eager seven students from your old school? One of my highlights last week was just such a thing! The year I was in grade 12 I had the opportunity to be the teacher’s assistant for many…

Missionaries go to baby showers too.

A phrase I’ve often heard from my momma’s lips is “new normal.” Nobody knows the definition of normal – it’s one of those things that is what you make it (Life lesson #63), so you’d better get used to the idea. Everyone’s ‘normal’ is different and though our lives in UB are indeed unique, I…

Love is Kind

Kindness. I looked up the definition but found it unsatisfactory. I have decided it is a word in it’s own category, and one that is defined by action.   Kindness is when the bus lady seeks me out to show me that this is where I should get off. I had asked her if the…

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A few days ago I went to a mall. Next to the entrance to Chapters was a young teen. Propped up on the brick her sign read something to the effect of “Homeless and Hungry”. I nearly walked by her and into the mall, however, my mind had been…

Sauerkraut, Slacklining, and So Much More!

Can I just tell you how much I love alliteration? I LOVE alliteration. It slips out of my mouth all the time. Or should I say it slips out of my mouth merrily, moment by moment?! (Okay, that’s a stretch. Not cool Anna.. time to stop with the nerd-alerts!) Anyways, I have a lot to…