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…

Maple & Mushers

There are several things I love in life. One is Canada. Another is Tim Hortons. Mostly because it reminds me of Canada. And Roll up the Rim? Even better. I also love cousins. And driving. So this? This here is pretty stellar: Last weekend we took a minor roadtrip to a hamlet a little North…

Winter Camping

I went camping the other weekend. It kind of broke me. No, the -25degree weather didn’t shatter my bones or freeze my veins solid. It was something else. Something I’ve been missing…but let me explain.  My friend Kate came into work at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon. “Do you want to go on an adventure?” she asked….

6 Things I Did Not Do

It’s Saturday, and we’re not at kid’s club. It’s a holiday today: Children’s Day. “And what is Children’s Day?” you might ask. Well, apart from giving your children gift bags full of candies and chocolate and lots of balloons and little girls in fancy dresses running around, I’m not sure what all is involved. So…

String of Adventures

I found a Happy Place. Put me in the back of any bumpy vehicle, I’ll be  pleased; be it pick up, snowmobile, quad trailer or boat. Saturday before last my happy place was a a Series 77 Land Rover crammed with 8 people, 2 poodles, and a picnic lunch. We were going for a day of…