family · life

special visitors

AAACCCKKK...Today is a big day!  My northern boy and his sweet family are coming to see us.  This will be their first trip here and to say I'm excited is definitely an understatement! Needless to say, I doubt you'll be hearing from me for a few weeks, as I savour every possible moment with my… Continue reading special visitors

chaos control · family · homeschool · life

fresh starts in homeschooling

“…isn’t it nice to think tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet…” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In the book,  a discouraged Anne Shirley bemoans her proclivity for faux pas to Marilla.  In the movie, Miss Stacey reassures a penitent Anne that a second chance is but a day away. I confess that I comfort…… Continue reading fresh starts in homeschooling

dairy-free · food · recipes · what's for dinner?

what the hake?

My Love recently went to our local fisherman’s co-op and brought home a new-to-us kind of fish–hake. It was fresh and reasonably priced. If silver hake is new to you, as well, it is described as “a close relative of the cod” by Because I’d never cooked this particular fish before, I was unsure…… Continue reading what the hake?

faith · life

follow his heart

You’ve heard it before…just follow your heart.  Songs have been written to affirm that the impossible can be accomplished if we would only take this advice. Trust your gut, trust your heart. Is this truly good advice?  The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who…… Continue reading follow his heart

drink up · food · life · recipes

blended iced coffee

I am a coffee snob.  There, I said it.  First step to recovery, right?  I hope not.  I really like coffee. Hot coffee.  Cold coffee. Espresso.  An occasional latte or Americano. The odd flavoured coffee is okay; but I prefer freshly ground, bold blends, even in my Keurig. Those are my ‘druthers’ but in a pinch…… Continue reading blended iced coffee


i like to hold your hand

Today my Love and I celebrate 30 years of marriage.  I thought I’d share my Facebook post from last year, as it really sums up our life together. I like to hold your hand. Mine fits so nicely in yours. There’s a security in that, a comfort. You’ve held my hand through many difficult times. Cried…… Continue reading i like to hold your hand