Friday, 30 November 2018

plant smiles, grow laughter, harvest love~

1 We are feeling very welcome, and very loved. Coming to work on the rental can  quite often seem a bit like work, work and more work. But this time especially, we have been quite social. Shared meals, laughs, hugs and lots of encouragement to get the job done. Big love to you all. You know who you are.

2 The flowers are finished but the leaves and stems lay limp on the grass, wet from snow and rain. I pull out my gardening gloves, the rubber kind and head out to make a dent in it all. As I am pulling out the old leaves I find snippets of new growth hiding underneath years of leaves and decomposing matter.

3 Christmas is coming and at the rental it's time to get some bling happening. I find a two dollar silver wreath and add some mini lights to it, hang it in the window and voila! Oh Dollar Store you're some kind of fun on a budget!

Friday, 16 November 2018

grateful for you, progressing, and a bit of both

1 The days have flown past yet again. I often think, write in your blog, then I get sidetracked and move on to something else. But here I am, finally, at the keyboard, talking to you.

2 We have been making slow but steady progress on the rental. A few bigger projects are completed, like the vinyl flooring, and Mr P did an awesome job of fixing the roof and creating a loft space. It's mostly insulated and is ready for the sheeting to go up. He probably will go on his own next week and blast through some of the other bigger projects on his own. Time to work and get this place rented.

3 Sitting in the hot tub each night, sometimes we talk, other times we are just silent, sitting in the warmth, searching the stars or clouds, letting our stress and worries melt away.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

adventures with mr p, sleepover, and sweet girl

1 We have had a lot of stuff on the go lately. Seems like there is never time to just be still. So we make time and head to the forest. We check out a camp for kids run by rotary at Silver Lake which is just a few minutes from our home. Then onto logging roads to explore some uncharted roads and find a washed out bridge. Finally, we climb to the top of a mountain and watch a sunset together. It was a good day.

2 The grandkidlets finally come for a sleepover. It's a bit of the usual, hot tub, dinner and a movie. But tonight we have a long story time which Miss Isabelle loves. Soon enough though, I hear their breathing changing and know we have successfully put the darlings to sleep.

3 In the morning I wake feeling unwell but Grampa and Izzy let me sleep in a bit and then bring me coffee and breakfast in bed.  She tells me she cooked it all by herself. Grampa winks and I know he was her "helper"! I'm feeling well loved.

Monday, 24 September 2018

home alone, hydrangea, just the two of us

1 I'm on my own for a few days while Mr P attends a union meeting and course.  So here's how it went... I was quite busy at first, then a bit lazy because I binge watched HGTV and stayed up too late! It really was perfect.

2 The garden, little as they are have produced a few lovely flowers this year.

3 We have a chance to enjoy dinner together without any interruptions at all. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

rains, reno, and typical Monday

1 And the rains have come. The ground has been dry and parched for so long that you can see the plants soaking up the rich goodness from Mother Earth, leaves stretching upward, greening up almost instantly, and blooms opening wide with happy smiles.

2 And the rental renovation list is as follows; for me I get to work on the spreadsheets, finish painting, clean the basement and for Mr P, electrical, flooring and the loft.

2a Best part of this trip is we are staying Friday night with our dearest friends,  so a quick meal and visit before we zip off Saturday for the weekend.

3 We take the time to just be together. After a week of opposite shifts it's exactly what's needed. Tea  and talking, dinner and a hot tub.  The perfect ending to a very typical Monday.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

september, booked it, some of what we did

1 September arrives and just like that the weather has changed to crisp mornings and  sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and boots.

2 Sometimes you just gotta hit the road and get your party on!

3 Laughter, crying, discussions, music, pictures, huggin' and a kissin', eating way too much, taking turns driving, naps and burger joints, oh and wine. Yup, it was good.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

changed, biding my time, & mysterious planting

1. And when the storm is over, you won't remember how to made it through, or how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure in fact whether the storm is really over. But one thing is for certain. When you come out of the storm, YOU won't be the same person.

2. The smokey skies are back. Well, they hadn't ever really left, just gotten a bit thinner. Looking out up the mountain behind us and there's a peek of blue sky, but down the lake it's thick and reminds me of a winter white out. I'm grateful that it will be over soon.

3. I had a chance to get out in my garden yesterday. It's very small but it's my little bit of nature to nurture. I pull weeds, grass, trims roses, and trees and wonder how my mom's favourite flower, feverfew has made it's way into my flowers. Perhaps she's just saying hello in that magical way we could never understand.