more happy

more happy

It’s quite remarkable how the world is reframed for me when one of my daughter’s is coming home. More clarity, more energy, more happy. Not sure ‘more happy’ is a thing, but happier doesn’t do this feeling justice. In order … Continue reading

planting another garden

planting another garden

We haven’t had rain for weeks. As the heel of my work boot hits the top of my garden spade, the force drives it deep into the parched soil. The well-rooted older gardens brave the drought with hardened patience. They understand … Continue reading

how long do you want to be loved

how long do you want to be loved

It wasn’t a good trip. No, the trip was good, I wasn’t. I was weepy. Everything made me sad. Intellectually, I know I should have enjoyed every second that I was there but heartache trumps intellect, every time. Just when … Continue reading

during the pauses we cook

during the pauses we cook

Words pour, life, work, dreams and fears articulated sometimes mumbled, unfiltered from her. She has a lot to say and we only have two days. During the pauses, we cook. She likes me in her kitchen using her stuff. Cooking … Continue reading

caprese salad on a salt lick

caprese salad on a salt lick

From the bottom of my heart, happy new year! I’ve recovered from my après Christmas emotional roller coaster ride and I’m wide open to the possibility of whatever 2015 has in store for me. The past year has been nothing short … Continue reading

the blues

the blues

It’s inevitable. No matter how hard I try to avoid it, every year, the bottom falls out of my cozy, homey Christmas world and I begin a nose dive into the icy cold days of winter. I can hear you … Continue reading

apple crisp – cast iron skillet recipe

apple crisp – cast iron skillet recipe

It’s early Saturday morning. The sun comes up late on the prairies leaving me never sure of the time. I’ve been in Calgary two weeks; long enough to establish a routine, daily rituals making me feel like I belong. Rocking Coen, after his dawn … Continue reading