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2022

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 Well, it is a new year...but it is the same me...b/c I am honest, like that. Another year gone. I didn't lose a bunch of weight. I didn't have a baby. We didn't take a trip (did anyone??). I didn't buy this, or buy that. We didn't move anywhere (exciting, or not). I didn't do a major renovation. I didn't do a major make over. I didn't do a major project; start a foundation (more on that later), read a bunch of books (thought provoking, or otherwise). I didn't do any earth-shattering marathons or sprints. I didn't make a bunch of money from an invention or from social media (though I am still trying..lol). I don't even know if I grew spiritually or intellectually, or if I found out more about myself. I did find the guts and courage to leave a job that wasn't good for me. I did spend time with family. I/we made memories. I lived up to my "word of the year" (which, I never did write about, but I might talk about that later). I did

Fall Favourites

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Well, well...Yes, I am still alive :) It has been ANOTHER hot minute since I have posted...I have thought about getting rid of the old blog, but I do like writing, so I just carry on :) I have been buying various things....but I also have had a fair bit of self control. Why, just today, I was at Walmart, and I put $30 of stuff back :) Today, I bought new PJ bottoms, a body pillow (more on pillows in a bit), a pack of underwear,  a set of PJs each for the boys, groceries, and a few other boring essentials :) Pumpkin spice is back, and I am here for it :) I actually had a pumpkin spice hot chocolate half sweet, and it was really good. I house sat for my brother and his wife while they went out East. I had a fun time :) A house and tv all to myself. Don't mind if I do. Good Tv is back :) Because, clearly, I don't watch enough :) TIU is coming back in January. I actually binge-watched (two different times) the last few episodes of The Resident from last season before the current se

Hello? Is This Thing On?

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 Hi, Friends! It has been a HOT minute since I wrote in this space. To be honest, I haven't REALLY been feeling like blogging lately. I feel like I can't "compete" wth all of the other popular bloggers out there, so I wonder, "why bother?". But I like blogging, and I think the 3 people who read my blog do to, too, sooooo :) Just like an unpopular kid at school, I feel like my blog isn't as cool as others', and I know I don't have the audience like the "cool" bloggers have. I enjoy writing about the good and the hard stuff. I also like to look back and see what happened; yes, I do have IG and FB, and I do journal, but there is something about seeing it up in the blogging world that is kind of cool. I feel that I have to have one post per subject/activity, and I know that isn't the case. As is the term now..."you do you"; in other words, I can do whatever the heck I want in this space, and no one really cares! See? I can'

Canada Day/Indigenous Day of Mourning 2021

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I struggled with what to say (if anything) today; Canada Day 2021. I saw this on our Church's chat page, and I loved it, asked to share it to my page, and they said I could, as they had copied it from somewhere themselves.....This. Absolutely 110% Yes to this. Happy Canada Day.Today we celebrate our country. 153 years old She's not perfect. She has secrets. Secrets that have literally been unearthed in the discovery of the remains of thousands of indiginous children. Children whose voices and identities were silenced and then forgotten. It's not the only secret in the history of our country. There are others, and there will be more. More than ever, It feels like the shine in her motto "from Sea to shining Sea" has lost its gleam. So what should we do? Cancel Canada Day? Stop standing on Guard for her? May I suggest another option? Instead of cancelling her we must, more than ever, celebrate her. TRUE PATRIOT LOVE. That's what exposes the stains that hide

It's Summer!!

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 Happy SUMMER, friends! I hope you are all doing well, and trying to stay cool, and out of the heat. Do you like summer? The heat? No? I like a little bit of both :) Here are some randoms... 1)..it is HOT, people! And it is supposed to get even HOTTER!! I am not entirely sad about...:) 2) We had a very low key Father's Day this year. We didn't even go up to the ranch, though I realized that we probably could have gone up there if we had wanted to. A and K went up (for various reasons), and they had a nice time with the family..BBQ, etc. I love me a party, and I was a tad sad that I didn't end up going...but I stayed at their house and Quail-sat, and watched tv :) So, I really can't complain :) I did get a card and a gift card for my own dad, that they took up with them. I said a nice thing on FB (but I forgot to do one on IG..oh well), and called Dad twice, and that was that :) 3) I found out that I won a contest on IG with DQ and Reece's! I love me some free stuff.

Where Does the Evangelical Church Belong Admidst The Grief?

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 Again, I am no expert, and I am sure I will (or have) say the wrong thing (in regards to TRS), but again, I took to IG to post some of my heartfelt and what would some say as my inexperienced advice : This was recorded in Ontario with First Nations (i am assuming) joining in the worship. I love the feel of this album's music. In Rev.7:9, it says that every tribe and tongue(nation) will stanf before His Throne and will worship Him. Some of the songs are sung in French and Ojibwe. I 100% agree that it is time for the church to rise up. Kamloops (Tkemlups) is from the Shuswap/Secwepemc language that means  #meetingofthewaters . Meeting and to join. Together. Unity. I blv that this the time for  #firstnations and whites to worship and join together! I blv this is the time to come together and to let the healing of what happened not so long ago begin. 

215

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This is a high number. Numbers are like experiences; they are relative. Last month, the entire country was in shock when RCMP and ground-penetrating radar equipment found the remains of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School (from here on in, I will be referring to it either as KRS or TRS). For those who might not know, from the late 1870s until 1996 (yes, you read that right), The Canadian Government, and then the Catholic Church (and at times, both) forcibly removed First Nations/Aboriginal/Indigenous children from their homes to be "educated" in a Residential School; which was in most cases, far from their homes. In some cases, the "school" was across from their family home. What happened there was nothing short of a prison (though I have read that in SOME cases, and probably few and far between the children had a semi-good experience). Not only were they forbidden to speak their language, wear their own clothes, have their faith, b