Fall is Almost Here

The unofficial start of Fall. Kai has graced my bedroom with her presence, for the first time since the end of last Winter. A new/old sleeping buddy. Claps for getting woken up several times during the night....more

Saturday Catch Up

Well the first week of online classes is complete. Sort of. Meaning that I did not get more then, some online reading done. I sent frustrating emails about assignment confusion and content not being available. I'm waiting on textbook deliveries, by the pony express (Canada Post)....more

Recipe: Simple, Sweet Potato Soup

A super simple, but tasty fall soup. Makes about 7 cups of soup, or 7 -8 servings.1 tbsp. of butter or any other fat1 medium onion, chopped3 cloves of garlic minced2 medium carrots diced2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped1 medium tomato chopped...more

Friday Catch Up

Classes start next week for me and I'm kind of hustling to get what I couldn't get done during the last 2 semesters, done during these 3 weeks. Have I been successful? Somewhat.Not getting up at 4:30 a.m. CheckReading for leisure. CheckChanging my volunteer hours. CheckGetting out of town for a few days, at least. FailFreezer stock up. CheckTaking Pictures. CheckPutting together recipes for this blog. Sort of, the pictures have been taken, but that's it....more

Friday Catch Up

This break has been nice and even more so since just found out my classes don't start until September 9th. The 4:30 a.m. rises are over, at least by the alarm clock.I'm hoping that I'll be able to fit in a little more photography, writing, and blogging, now that I don't have to commute to the college everyday. It's not a lot of spare time, just enough. I'll do my best....more

College Semester Break

Semester 2 is over and I'm doing my best to relax and enjoy it, while catching up on all things neglected. My back is pretty much back to my normal, so I have resumed dog walking. I was so happy to see one of my favourites was adopted and gone to her new home. There are so many dogs and cats available. If you're looking please check out your local Humane Societies & rescues, because I'm sure they are all in the same boat....more

Almost There!

After today, there are 2 more weeks until semester 2 is done. I can not wait for the break, but at the same time there is still so much to learn.  I see great opportunities coming my way and I'm not so unsure of the future. I've been given great opportunities and I am determined to make them work for me....more

Friday Wrap-Up

I'm in the last 4 weeks of semester 2, and it's crazy busy, as expected. I can not wait for my break, I need the brain rest. This weekend, including today, will mostly be spent at the college. I'm not a fan of working in that cold-ass lab, but it's somewhat less distracting then working at home. The fact that I want to get out of there, makes me work much more quickly and efficiently....more

Part 1 - Getting Older

Most of the time I don't think or stress about aging. It will happen, no matter how I feel. For the most part, getting older is great, or at least I'm neutral about the whole process. But sometimes, I don't like to see it in action. The gray hairs creeping up. The crackly joints, getting louder. My nails are changing, ridges appearing where they used to be smooth. Not impressed, at all....more

"Pesto, Geese, Books: Friday Wrap-Up"

I harvested the largest crop of basil, so far, earlier this week. So of course I had to make pesto. It was delicious!...more