17 years on

17 years on

I will always remember this day because I was nursing my infant son when it happened. I was not watching TV at that moment, I think my husband came into the living room and turned it on. The emergency news

Who doesn’t love school supplies!

Who doesn’t love school supplies!

Yeah, that is not a question, really. Now that I am finally at an age where I don’t care if people think I am dorky, I will openly admit to loving school supplies. I don’t care so much for gym

How did it get so late so soon?

How did it get so late so soon?

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon? -Dr. Seuss Evidently, Dr. Seuss wrote

Almost ready to eat

Almost ready to eat

Back in my twenties I had this idea for a food service business. I thought there might be a market for meals which were almost ready to eat. The dishes would come to your door, fully assembled. All you had

Consumer anarchy and the Buyerarchy of needs

Consumer anarchy and the Buyerarchy of needs

A fellow Canadian created this tongue and cheek challenge to help us draw attention to a more sustainable way to consume. Actually, I don’t know if that was Sarah Lazarovic‘s motivation, but I am using the illustration to draw attention to

Greater creativity promised, write 3 pages

Greater creativity promised, write 3 pages

I have looked at the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, many times in my local White Rock bookstore. I have picked it up, flipped it over and read the back summary. Then put it back on the shelf,

Can you beat your inherent personality type?

Can you beat your inherent personality type?

As part of our year away, my 2 teens are working through their high school courses online, through what is called distance education. In effect, the curriculum is the same as it would be if they attended regular classes, particularly

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

I have to admit, it has been tough to establish a daily routine, which works equally well for the 4 of us. All the planning in the world, ahead of time, will not prepare you for what it is really

Chocolate and cava for breakfast?

I’ve been to Spain before, as a tourist. Once during a business conference where the organizers tried to accommodate a normal eating and drinking routine. One that is conducive to getting work done, but enjoying the local customs as well.

How long to dry a cotton hoody?

How long to dry a cotton hoody?

I cautioned them against bringing those things. A double lined hood, oversized, heavy and I’m sure comfy, but practical? No. I do wonder how many days they will take to dry. Our location here in Barcelona is one thing, I