The holidays around here have been busy in a low-key sort of way. My sister came to visit for a week, so last week was full of eating and visiting and playing games and travelling around.
My grandmother fell and broke her wrist on Thursday night, which sucks, but it meant we (Mom, Katrin, and I) got to spend a couple hours in the hospital with her while they put her arm back together and casted her, which was nice (meaning, it was nice for all four of us to have time together. It wasn't nice at all that Grandma was hurt, though she was in good spirits and feisty as ever.) We had to keep reminding her why her arm hurt and why she was in the hospital, which was a little humourous (You gotta laugh so you don't cry.) And she didn't need surgery, so yay! (Surgery for an 89-year-old? Yikes.)
My husband and kids are still on holidays this week, so I've been trying to spend as much time with them as I can in between working on writing assignments for the next issue of Move Up.
Today, I had a very little writing to do. So it was kind of a look-at-life-through-the-lens sort of day. (And a let's-sort-all-the-kids'-dressers sort of day, but that part was not nearly as fun.)
Here are a few things my camera and I saw.
There's been a couple of exciting things happen over the holidays.
For one, I got to share my story on Mary DeMuth's podcast, the Restory Show. It aired on New Year's Day. If you haven't had a chance to check out her site, please pop over there.
And lastly, I have started booking author signings throughout Alberta. My first confirmed dates are January 27 and 28 in Calgary. You can see all upcoming events and locations on my new Events page. I hope to see you soon!
Happy New Year!
Today, I had a break from writing. So it was kind of a look-at-life-through-the-lens sort of day. Here are a few things my camera and I saw. Also, I was so honoured to be featured on Mary DeMuth's podcast the Restory Show.
A photo essay of what's been filling up my blog silence.
Happy birthday to my amazing husband. A roundup of a few of the reasons I love him, and some photos, too.
Summer has been challenging for me as a work-from-home mom, but we've also made some great memories. And I am much more able to put aside my anxiety at my unfinished to-do list than I ever used to be and just enjoy the little moments.
Wow, so much has happened last week/will be happening this week that I'm going to be posting a couple times this week. For today, because it's Monday, because it's been a while, and because I'm much better at posting these moments on Instagram and Facebook than keeping my blog updated, here's a 7 Things summary of what's been going on.
How we celebrated Levi's birthday, and the saga of the passing of the Caravan.
In celebration of Levi's adoption day...
It's been a crazy week. Next year, I'm going to look into growing a clone of myself in my garden. :-) Here's a few of the blessings that came with the crazy in the shape of a bountiful harvest.
A collection of my favourite daily moments in the last 1-2 weeks.
"You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things." - Nate Berkus