Mango Tango and the Chocolate Cake.

A part of the Color Your World Blogging Challenge, which I may try to participate in off and on. Most of my Colo(u)rful posts will be on a different blog site, but this gives a glimpse of my current winter life, so I like it being here, too.  To be edited extensively one day: Written much…

Light at the End of a Semester’s Tunnel

My toothpaste tastes like Christmas and the dishwasher is on. I actually studied for a test and my kitchen smells like dawn.   The test tomorrow is on less than I originally thought. My class is stressed but I am not because soon, it can all be forgot.

Taking Note

It snowed today. Sitting snuggled up with small ones at my aunt’s house on my weekly childcare stint, I wonder if I’ll remember this. It’s been so easy to see things, acknowledge them (barely), move on. File it, forget it, hardly even notice it. Next thing, next thing, next thing. Focus, Anna, focus. What’s next. Where…

Blueberries for Sally: A Children’s Story

  A very crude draft of a children’s book imagined in my mind. Inspired by true events, obviously. (Because when do I write about fake ones?) PS: The little stars means it’s time to turn the page. Please imagine it properly. Also, the pictures in this book are phenomenal. I know the lady who would…

An Introduction and a New Old Friend

[I’m back in Manitoba. And look who’s here too!] “So did you two know each other in BC?” has been a common question in the kitchen lately. At first, it was the staff that asked. Sometimes a passing through pilot or a staff member from off-island will make the inquiry of this year’s chef and I when…

Artillery

Thwpdrrpprpdprpprppd! I was  just turning onto university grounds, chatting away while driving when my sentence was interrupted. The muted sound came from a piece of damaged plastic near my front left tire; an irritated foible induced by The Incident of the Cache Creek Dog, back in December ’14. Suffice to say the car survived (with bumps…

Day 6: pondbeautyscum

Ever heard of a Rebus puzzle? It’s a literal/visual word puzzle. You can learn more by clicking here asking google all about it!  (Because I am lazy and won’t even link you to examples. You’re a big person, you can do it yourself. So there. I’m terrible, I know.) The reason I have that word is my mind…

Day 5 of Beauty: Water, Light & Sky

I’ve always  to live on an island. I like islands a lot. They’re defined, yet infinitely diverse. As a kid, I would design my own imaginary islands and archipelagos, drawing maps and adding beaches, coves and volcanoes where necessary, or blueberry patches, treeforts and south-facing pastures. The treehouses came with floorplans and rope ladders,  the pastures…

Day 4 of Beauty: Land of the Blue Sky

What’s beautiful where you live or have lived?  My photo challenger asked. Looking through photos, I realize I have lived a lot of places. Of course, everything is relative, so take that as you may. One of the most exotic, by my own standards, was the city of Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. This is not the…

Pussywillow Postcard

Dear Sally, We interrupt this program for an official announcement: the pussywillows are out! Just like last year, the first personal sightings were in Vanderhoof. J & I stopped to see swans on the river and stretch out legs. We ended up discovering the pussy willows too. We cut a branch to bring home to her mom and…

A Narnian Neighbourhood: Photo Challenge Day 3

Yesterday Last week there was a Monday; The Leap Year Day. The last day of February, but the beginning of the week. It was my own personal Friday, since Tuesdays are my Saturdays now. Sunday, it snowed – for what feels like the first time all month… how strange. And yes, you heard that Friday-bit right….

I’m a Cheater: Nature Photo Challenge Day 2

This is nature: Right? I mean, can it count a little bit? Leaves, butterflies, paper…made from trees?! So I guess that’s not exactly “trees” in it’s natural form, which is the point, sort of. Oh well. I’m going to use it, and cheat. This challenge has been opening my eyes to how little time I have actually spent…