Prairie Dictionairie

I like words. I notice them. They get stuck in my head as often as songs. They fascinate me, and I play with them in my head. Every place I go there’s new vocabulary, preferred lingo, expressions or pronunciations that leave me intrigued. Today, I put together a collection of Prairie words. I hear them and I know I’m…

Summer 2017: The Plan

Ever wish you had multiple lives so you could fit in ALL the different things you could do? I do, all the time.  There are so many opportunities in this world! With that in mind, I’ll break the sad news: I’m not planning on heading back to the Lodge (Manitoba). A large part of me…

Dear Mom, I made it. (The prairie edition)

Dear Mom, I made it! Exactly one week minus 3 hours ago I pulled in to the second driveway on the right, safe and sound. Because I neglected to text you every single stop along the way, I will catch you up now. I took pictures 😀 See? This is me at the McBride Husky….

A Selfie Interview: So How’s the Ed Program?

An article in which the Annalist’s Editor–in-Chief, Ms. Anna Louise, conducts an interview with the protagonist of this site, one Miss A. Brown, on the fascinating topic of “So How’s The Education Program?” _____________ Anna Louise, Editor-in-Chief Editor-in-Chief: It’s been a long time! I’m looking forward to catching up and hearing about your winter. It seems a…

Jubilation

Happiness might be… traveling with others? learning to ride with two? exclaiming in your own language? or learning a new one? It might be rolling down hills and laughing with friends.   It might surprise you when it greets you like a child arms open racing jubilant and shouting. Is happiness best felt when you know Sad too?…

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.  _____________________ The bright-handled fork was orange. “Mango Tango,”…

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…