Cabin fever. Bronchitis and antibiotics and asthma inhalers. Freezing temperatures (-25C the other night) or huge dumps of snow. Haven't done any writing in weeks. Feeling lonely and exhausted and regretful. An inglorious start to a new year. This is where I'm supposed to bring it all together in some neat little package, 'staying positive' … Continue reading Getting Real
...make a snowman! When I wasn't building snowman today, I was shoveling snow. Mostly the shoveling thing. Oh yes. It kept snowing all night long and that means we had to clear snow 3 times in 24 hours. I don't know what the official snowfall was, but on my deck it was around 24 inches … Continue reading When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands you a snowstorm . . .
Today, this is happening . . . I took that picture around 10 o'clock this morning and as I'm writing this it's 5pm . . . we've just finished shoveling/blowing that same amount of snow yet again. Weather Network is predicting 25cm before the day is out (that's close to a foot, for my American … Continue reading Move North, they said. It’ll be an adventure, they said.
The local movie theatre is packed, but there is no movie playing this afternoon. Today we have come for a very different kind of show, for a concert not typical in a venue like this. The violins and cellos are being tuned, musicians are warming up, the eager crowd is trying to find seats. The … Continue reading Bravo!
2018 has been an adventure for us. Selling our condo, living with relatives for 2 months (eternally grateful for the hospitality and getting to make up for all the years of not seeing enough of a dear sister), travelling all over British Columbia like a couple of gypsies in a Westfalia, and finally buying our … Continue reading Holiday Greetings from the Great White North!
It's a campground in the little town of Vanderhoof, BC, on the bank of the Nechako River, a world renowned bird sanctuary and home to some great hiking and biking trails. But today, in the bitter chill of a Northern December day, it's a series of stages where the greatest story ever told is unfolding … Continue reading …and that’s what Christmas is all about…
...and I have used them all up without finishing the novel I was supposed to write as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In fact, I wrote the first 494 words and that's it. Then I spent the rest of the month working on the cellar restoration and being too exhausted to write. The … Continue reading Thirty Days Hath November…