Private School

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2 weeks ago, our son started grade 8 in a private school. As they say, “timing is everything”. We had actually made this decision over a year ago. Today it seems like the… Continue reading

Education hacking

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“In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.”   ~Paul Harvey There is a measure of comfort in knowing there are many others who have come… Continue reading

The Good Beach Life

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Just like the seaside, a lifestyle is not always calm. There are moments of quiet reflection, even meditation. But as the wind picks up and the atmospheric pressure changes, so will the internal… Continue reading

Beach House

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I live close to a beach, now. My childhood was spent in and around the prairies, rolling hills, pastures, grass land, big sky sunsets. All those things are nice, but the seaside is… Continue reading

Appreciate

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Probably the same as gratitude, which I have written about many times before. But somehow, last night, when I was deep into the witching hour, I could not summon the tiniest bit of… Continue reading

Teenager in the house

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“Keep true to the dreams of your youth.”   ~Friedrich Schiller Yesterday my son stepped over from being a tween, solidly joining the ranks of teens. So far so good. It has only been… Continue reading

Stockholm helgen

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My Grandfather was born in Sweden. A cousin went to University in Stockholm. One of my dear friends lives in the archipelago. I’ve travelled to Norway too many times to count. Somehow this… Continue reading

Food Preservation

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The house is hot and humid this morning. Which is drag, because it is easily the hottest day outside, in about a 10 day stretch. And I have many other, more “important” things on… Continue reading

Service, Community, Adventure

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As we approached the US border control post on Friday morning, I hoped it would be an easy crossing. Standard questions and answers and we would be on our way. Where are you… Continue reading

Personal Space

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How much space do we really need anyway? We packed everything we need, (and probably more), for 5 days of vacation. All that gear, stuffed into the Honda Pilot. Then we unloaded it… Continue reading

This week in my kitchen

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    Welcome to my week in the kitchen – bloghop with Beauty That Moves This tour starts with a seafood boil I did for my visiting Grandfather and Father. Spot prawns were… Continue reading

The MALM transformation

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For anyone who is a frequent shopper, and by that I mean purchaser, of IKEA furniture, you know the MALM series. In my house, the only thing more prevalent are the BILLY bookcases.… Continue reading

Inspired by paint

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As Carrie Thachuk said today, “Welcome to your new obsession.” I didn’t think that could be true….at 10am this morning. Now that I have finished the course, walked around my house a bit… Continue reading

Blog housekeeping

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“Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.”  ~Erma Bombeck No wonder I have been putting off this task for so long! At the same time,… Continue reading

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