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It's Been An Adventure!
Thursday, December 29, 2011      7 comments

This past year has been a blur: purchase of land, designing and constructing a new home, selling our town property, packing and moving our "stuff" into storage for 4 months, living in a small rental and then ultimately a 30' trailer with an over... Read more
HAPPY THANKSGIVING Canada- I have lots to be thankful for!
Friday, October 07, 2011      3 comments

To all Canadian Sparkers- Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! This weekend has special significance for me this year- come next Wednesday I will be celebrating one year... Read more
Awesome Weekend!
Monday, September 19, 2011      4 comments

Our son spent the weekend with DH and me insulating the walls of our new home. We will be weather tight with all that foam in the walls, once the ceilings are dry walled he will return to blow in a very thick layer of cellulose. We were his he... Read more
Feeling the Warmth
Friday, September 16, 2011      2 comments

It's been a crazy and busy week- much has been accomplished. I have managed a brisk 45+ minute hike every day, did some heavy lifting yesterday moving lumber around the job site and food has been primal except for a sandwich caught on the fly W... Read more
Day # 25- Feeling Ambitious
Sunday, September 11, 2011      4 comments

Today: 1) Long morning walk with the dog- lots of pigeons and sea gulls to chase and I was on the back end of the leash :-) 2) Breakfast- 2 egg omelette with onion, sun dried tomatoes and chopped spud all topped with hot salsa, dinner will b... Read more
Day # 24- Plants
Saturday, September 10, 2011      1 comments

It has been hard the last few months- giving up my beloved garden, moving to a rental where gardening has been the last thing on the owner's mind and waiting as construction has crawled along. Today we went to our favourite nursery- Baldwin's i... Read more
Day # 23- Urban Hiking
Friday, September 09, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday's blog on MDA dealt with urban hiking and the conciousness of being in touch with one's surroundings even in an urban setting. This morning I did a hike here in town, 1.5 hours, just under 7 km. I set out in total fog that had rolle... Read more
Day # 22- Who Cares if it Rains?
Thursday, September 08, 2011      2 comments

We are roof tight and by noon today all the windows and doors will be in- tonight we will be able to turn a key in a lock. The electricians start their magic this morning as well. ... Read more
Day # 21- What Lies Ahead?
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      4 comments

The sun is out, there's fall chill in the air and I saw this on my walk this morning: I love the haunting urgency of the goose call even if it does mean that the season is c... Read more
Day # 20- BAH :-(!
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      4 comments

After a solid week of wonderful weather we woke to rain this morning- no construction today. DRATS! We did make a visit to the flooring store and made our choices for hardwood and ceramic tiles, one more item off our "to do" list. Today: 1... Read more
Day # 19- Happy Labour Day!
Monday, September 05, 2011      4 comments
0PEQHPbgn-U A grand way to spend a warm Labour Day holiday here in Nova Scotia. It's just down the hill from our new home- I'm not brave enough to try it as I can't swim but it sure looks like fun.... Read more
Day # 18- Beachcombing
Sunday, September 04, 2011      2 comments

Out to Scot's Bay this morning- the tide was out so there was no end of rocks and streamlets to explore. Found some colourful smooth rocks for our future gardens, a seasonal s... Read more
Day # 17- Lazing
Saturday, September 03, 2011      2 comments

It's the beginning of the Labour Day long weekend here in Canada- lots of events happening here. Students are arriving on campus today, moving into dorms, encouraging their parents to leave and eagerly awaiting frosh week. The nearby highway i... Read more
Day # 16- Energized!
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

By tomorrow night we will be shingled. this is the beginning yesterday. All the interior walls are in place- it was fun to stand where the kitchen sink will be and look t... Read more
Day # 15- Happy New Year!
Thursday, September 01, 2011      1 comments

September 1 has always been "New Year's" for me- time for new beginnings with none of the guilt trips that seem to accompany the post Christmas/January 1 over indulgences. The humid, nasty summer weather is almost over, there are all sorts of p... Read more

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