Little girls!

April 27, 2016

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How lucky am I?
My daughter Kerstin brought my three granddaughters to stay for a few days.
My goodness those girls are growing like the peas shoots in the garden. Practically right before my eyes.
I can hardly believe that Ever will be 6 yrs old and will start elementary school next September. Isla is in preschool, and our little Zoe is repeating everything everyone says.
We had such a lovely visit. We had loads of play time, a little visit to the beach, and supper treat of takeout curry, and a Dora the Explorer before bedtime video. Now it’s time for them to head back to their home in the Okanagan and I’m looking forward to seeing them next month. 😀

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Love letter: Dear truth

Dear truth, How ominous, This single tenet that greets the overwhelmed world. The minor chords that fade into a bitter sweetness. Look, there is so much more that can be said. We marvel at words, we sell them…as much as a word cannot be…

April 24, 2016
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Love letter: dear magic

Dear magic, There is a carpet I have which came from my grandfather’s house. It’s mostly red with green and orange flowers, and looks like a kind of relic from Victorian times. This kind of carpet used to be quite common but now it…

April 23, 2016
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Earth day 2016

Oh what an Earth Day this was. It’s miserable and dreary and raining, AND I got stuck at home while Ira the repairman fixed my oven. But I’m happy to report that everything is well and I can bake once more. It’s my usual…

April 22, 2016
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Out on the paddle board, because it’s too beautiful

Suddenly, the temps here are in the IT’S SUMMER range! So I took myself, and the paddle board, out on the calm waters at Deep Cove…a few minutes drive from my home. And then I did the same thing the next day. I don’t…

April 21, 2016
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So, not a typical Monday!

Yesterday was such a lovely day. As you know, I had a long walk around the bird sanctuary, and then I dropped in to see my son and his family, drove home and thought, “Perfect, 5pm, I’ll just stick the chicken in the oven,…

April 18, 2016
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Hello from Sunday night

Hello from Sunday night guys and hello from the beautiful Reifel bird sanctuary. I’m so happy that on this beautiful, sunny spring day, I had a chance to drive out to and walk around the Reifel bird sanctuary. I love it here. I do.…

April 17, 2016
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Love letter: dear legs

Dear legs, This girl, who was really a mermaid, only no one could tell on account of the legs, ran so fast that she went right off the edge of the world. Swoosh. Just like that. First she fell with her legs straight, like…

April 16, 2016
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Love letter: dear courage

Dear courage, Change is in the air. I feel it. I feel it looming and circling and gathering strength. I can feel it creaking across my heart late at night. Resisting is only prolonging the frustration of the situation I’m in at the moment.…

April 14, 2016
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Love letters: Dear first love, hunger, and future me

Dear first love, hunger, and future me, I heard, That a breeze is caused by the differences in air pressure on some mountain peak a hundred miles away. In the soft evening breeze a raven flew by the cabin, swooped over the pond and…

April 13, 2016