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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Last month the little ‘uns and I left spider city, (a.k.a. the cottage at the lake) and drove 1200 km west to Calgary, Alberta. We didn’t know it at the time be one of the millions of arachnids that reside … Continue reading
When the immature robin flitted from it’s nest a little too early, it’s chances for survival amidst the tought cement and cold ashphalt of downtown Calgary were mighty grim. Well, at least they were until Donna Kirkpatrick picked him up. Calixa, … Continue reading
Dad kept checking the forecast. “Rain,” he’d report each time, shaking his head, “Still looks like rain for the weekend.” Of all the weekends to hope for sun, this one was it. Dad and the rest of the Jilly Bean … Continue reading
Ok, if you know me at all then you’ll know that when I’m in Calgary I like to eat at Edelweiss. “Ummmm,” you probably have to wonder, “you mean Calgary Alberta right- not, like, a Calgary in Germany?” I assure … Continue reading
This blog is about trying to live life simply and finding ways to get grounded….but what exactly does ‘getting grounded’ mean? For me, grounding means slowing down enough to connect with the world around you. The space you create when … Continue reading
Last weekend the girls and I made the drive to Edmonton to see my sister-in-law and her lovelies. We don’t get to visit the Edmonton crew often and so each stop is special. As most of you already know, family and food … Continue reading
For this year’s father’s day, my brilliant and creative sister decided to have all of the kids make their own hand prints. She started by making a batch of salt dough which the kids happily stuck their hands (or feet … Continue reading
Mom’s tattered old notebook sat on the bookshelf like a ghost. Between its faded black covers are a lifetime of recipes. That was mom’s recipe book- where she diligently wrote down every recipe we ever loved. Between it’s pages is … Continue reading
So- lattes cost five dollars which means that a latte a day just isn’t in the budget. That’s why I bought an espresso machine about six years ago. I’ve loved that machine ever since and get friendly with it whenever … Continue reading