Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Oh daughter, your curiousity inspires me.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tea for Two

Tea for the little girls; tea for the big girls. A happy way to spend the morning.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


We saw a squirrel, two chickadees and a surprise blizzard, and shared supper with a most beloved uncle.

Monday, January 23, 2012


A walk in the sunshine does my heart good.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Abacus Beads

Broken glasses; frustrated toddler; extreme cold; 
I wished for Friday on Tuesday.
Toddler hugs; conversations with friends; a generous husband; it's Friday night.
All is again right in my world.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Little Shadows

The Little ShadowsThe Little Shadows by Marina Endicott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well-developed characters including a whole mix of personalities: it is clear the author spent considerable time creating these people. I especially appreciated the nuances between the sisters--their deep bond but their clear individual spirits.

The book is good and thick with a long enough plot to really develop a story and capture my interest..

Finally, it was a really interesting setting (the Vaudeville theatre world) and time period (pre and during the First World War) about which to read.

A Canadian author and a story that takes place in my home province. A joy to read.

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Twenty-five Below

Long blue shadows offset by golden sunlight that pierced the cold.
Frost on her eyelashes; she sang the entire time, bundled in blankets in her stroller.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Out My Window

A busy sunny morning and an afternoon putting things in order;
counting the minutes til Daddy comes home.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hands and Feet

Dishes is a favourite chore for small hands these days, 
and on short gloomy days, it is a fun thing we can do together.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

December in Ten

Advent  and cookies and snow and coffee and knitting and Christmas.