When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

When you can’t tell the season by looking out the window

I could have also called this ‘chasing summer’, which is another we feel about it. We are literally trying to avoid winter this year. Hopping from place to place. First to stay in the warmth, during the Fall season of

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

One foot out the door

We are on the downhill run now. We have successfully packed up and cleaned our home of 15 years, no easy task. For weeks, I have been slowly putting stuff into storage, a little at a time. It might have

There is nothing simple about sleeping well

Starting at the bottom of my journey map, in the middle is the column titled SELF and the biggest box is called ‘SLEEP / REST‘. We all know how much better we feel when we have a great sleep and

A hard life being a Spanish Missionary

A hard life being a Spanish Missionary

We needed something to do, on a windy day during a family vacation to Southern Baja. Secretly, I would have given up a perfectly good beach day to see this sight. I guess this is what happens when your parents

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight

 “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”    ~Phyllis Diller Studies show that if you are feeling anything but happy, if you put a smile on your face, even if it forced, you will feel happier. Your brain

Crazy expensive but super fun yarn

Crazy expensive but super fun yarn

A couple of times, I have made the pilgrimage to Purl Soho in New York City. What tends to happen in a case like this is I find myself buying a project. Who knows when I’ll make it back to

Love and respect for the departed

Love and respect for the departed

Some people think it is a bit strange to take a tour of a cemetery unless you are paying respects to someone you once loved. I have often thought the old cemeteries in the USA are really special places of

Water Cruising Through the Desert

Water Cruising Through the Desert

Who knew that an amazing day on the water can be had in the heart of Arizona?  We flew many miles from Vancouver to enjoy the heat in March and were lucky enough to squeeze in a cruise. Not what

Liberty in London

Liberty in London

There is no way to write about shopping in London, when I live so far away in Canada, without sounding a bit pretentious. It is a stroke of amazing luck and circumstance that I have been able to wrangle a