First

Christmas holds a variety of traditions and beliefs for everyone.   Lifestyle, upbringing, and personal choice is the path that leads to the traditions and beliefs that we hold to our hearts as precious and as truth. For me one of the traditions that is closer to my heart than I can say is, being…

Oh Christmas Tree

Today, I had the immense privilege of having both of my granddaughters come over and help me / us decorate for Christmas.  When my kids were little I used to look forward to their plans on who would hang what ornament and then the fun that was in their voices as we would discuss what…

Girls Mechanics Class

I can remember my first day in mechanics class.   We were the first girls mechanics class in the High School I attended.   I am over 60 so you can imagine how long ago that was!   It was Grade 11 and no other school in the area had allowed girls to take mechanics….

Too Many Keys!

I am alway accused of having too many keys on my key ring.  I guess I do, but when I try and reduce them, well… I just don’t.   Each one gets used many times during the week, or at least most of them.   I have been told that the weight of them can…

Remembrance Day Ponderings

    I can’t imagine the many thoughts that would be contemplated with each sunrise that came and went during the time my Dad was overseas in World War II, 3 years and 6 months to be exact.    He left behind my Mom and my oldest brother at 1 year old.  He boarded a…

Muscle Cars – Who was first?

It is really, like really no secret I like muscle cars.   I don’t always know their names, or the year of the model I like, but like I knew what I wanted in a man (and I got what I wanted in Darwin), I know what I like in what I see in the…

Flying into the wind or Flapping

In our home birds hold a special place.  Darwin feeds them in feeders and then we sit and watch with great delight how they have their own politics as to who is at the feeder first, longest and basically is the boss. This morning was not unlike most mornings, breakfast on the table and looking…

Have you found an Agate?

Recently we had our company dinner to celebrate two of the men we have had working for us for over 20 years.   It was great to get to visit and celebrate the dedication of these two guys, they have become family.   While we were visiting Justin and his wife Erin began to tell…

Sunrise (photos)

When we bought our home it was the view of Mt Cheam (and the clothesline) that sold me and told me that this was our home!    Over the years we have been witness to some amazing enchanting sights.   The other morning was again a day to hold our breath and watch the sky…

Ready set… old?

Isn’t it funny, when you are a kid you can’t wait to get older, then time ticks on and you are all of a sudden 50 and you wish you could be a kid again.  I am way beyond 50 now.. I won’t say how way beyond, but let’s just say 70 is on the…