Sailing Into Milestone Birthdays This painting is the latest creation by Francine, our 93 year-old wonder. She protests, stringently, to be called a wonder. “Oh, Kelly, I’m not. Not really.” Well, I beg to differ, Mom. As we often say, you won hands down in the gene pool department. Most days, you’re busier than me. And, when […]
Pssst. Guess Who I Met This Summer? Before sharing, I should mention that certain family members (cough, ahem, my mum and son) often nag ask me why I keep blogging. Why, when I’m thrashing my way through 10 years of store journals and diaries gathering chapter ideas for the book about the life-changing experiences encountered working alongside mum at […]
Often feel the need to murder your child? My most recent experience took place yesterday. Was it my daughter or my son? Find out on the bike ride from hell.
It’s been three hours since the last sample and I’m still feeling rather buzzed. Yes, I had wine but it’s not that. It’s the sugar. The copious amounts of sugar. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I’m in heaven. This morning my friend Jane and I treated ourselves to another cooking class at the all-things-kitchen […]
My girlfriend and I had every intention to merely shop with our eyes. We certainly didn’t intend to buy anything this year. My daughter knew better; her text said it all. “Ha ha. Good luck with that.” On Thursday Lynda and I hit the opening day of the 40th annual Vancouver’s Circle Craft Christmas Market located at the scenic oceanside […]
My Autumn Saturdays of old are so very different from my Saturdays of today. Before they usually unfolded along these lines: 5:15 AM – wake up 5:20 AM – wake up M and H 5:40 AM – head out the door for swim practice. 6:00 – 7:00 AM – observe swim practice from hard bleachers […]