It would be an understatement to say that 2021 has not started quite as everyone hoped. COVID with all that it entails did not vanish at midnight, December 31. My first phone call of the year was to let me know that my brother was just about to have an emergency appendectomy. All is well… Continue reading Grounded
This song by Bethel has been playing in my mind all day, which is pretty normal but the response of my heart was not. These are the lines that were playing in my head: (full lyrics here) "Have It All" You can have it all, LordEvery part of my worldTake this life and breathe onThis… Continue reading New Year’s Poem
First Christmas card made by my daughter Just wanted to drop a note in the last 12 minutes of Christmas. It is a been a quieter day than usual but a sweet one. We had salmon instead of turkey and a few other changes but it was still Christmas. I wouldn’t have believed it if… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Double header today dear readers. Lol. This is how my blog posts happen. My brain and heart fill up and so I drop everything and find the nearest couch. Update on the poetry book... I found a local poet to read over my manuscript and give me some feedback. So I am waiting with baited… Continue reading Another journey of contentment…
Being on a budget is hard. Especially in this season when we want special treats and also to be generous to friends, family and those in need. I quoted this verse to Forest, my husband, last night when we were dealing with a leaking water pipe in our basement and other unexpected expenses. “Better a… Continue reading Better is a little…
Once in a while I make fun culinary discoveries that may benefit others. Sit back and enjoy this light, non confrontational or political or pandemic related post and then head to your kitchen! My family is on a tight budget right now which means I want to use everything I find in the pantry on… Continue reading Simple Gourmet
In a time where social media and news is filled with American politics, my mind is heavy on a Canadian issue. Below is a letter to my MP and some links to articles. I am working on a more academic research paper but I couldn’t wait till then to share my heart. I am grateful… Continue reading A letter to my MP
A recent blogger workshop included the assignment to create an avatar to represent my readers, my audience. My husband’s YouTube course instructor told him to “know his audience”. So I scrolled through the list of my followers and well, creating one avatar to represent all of you wouldn’t be possible. Different nations; different blogs represented… Continue reading To my readers
In a previous post, Stepping off the Cliff, I shared of the big vocational change that happened when my husband took paternity leave. Today Forest released his first YouTube video from Forest Li Finance. It has been almost two years since he left a secure white collar profession and began to forge a new entrepreneurial… Continue reading Family business part 2.
I have had the dream to write a book for a while and now is the time to put the pedal to the metal! I am working on a book of poems about motherhood. Many of the poems are taken for blog posts and revamped. Others are originals. Writing and editing them has been a… Continue reading Poetry book coming!