#AwesomeAugust week four

I just entered the fourth and final week of my daily challenge of posting something that makes me happy and August awesome. It’s been a great way to remember to practice gratitude which, I’m beginning to realize, is a way to slow down time by taking some time and thought and marking …

Long distance yoga

Last week, I came across the offer of an introductory month of streaming Gaia yoga classes (and, it turns out, many other resources) for just $.99 (see? Facebook ads DO work!) I’ve been mulling over a return to yoga for months, but I haven’t yet managed to drag myself to …

New music Monday: Jimmy Eat World

A few weeks ago, as we were driving in the car, Kevin and I reminisced about how it used to be when your favourite band came out with new music or you heard a song you liked. It started when I said, “hey, remember when you had to actually go to the …

Columbia StrEAT food truck festival fun

Did you know that the largest food truck festival in North America happens here in New Westminster? It’s true! And, at their fourth annual event, we were finally in attendance for the first time yesterday. We had a pretty amazing day outside of that. We went for a nice hike out in …

The Tragically Hip, to me

In my grade ten sewing class, the teacher used to let us take turns bringing our own CDs to play during our class. Whenever it was my turn, I’d choose The Tragically Hip’s Up To Here. Take a look at the Billboard charts for that year and you’ll catch a glimpse …

Walking Vancouver: Steveston Greenways

This is our newly adopted summer adventure: every week, we are exploring a different park,trail, hike or walk someplace around the Lower Mainland and using 109 Walks as a guidebook. In week one, we went to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby then in week two, we visited Watershed and Mud Bay Parks in Delta and …

#AwesomeAugust Week three

I’m in week three of my daily challenge of posting something that makes me happy and August awesome. It’s been a great way to remember to practice gratitude which, I’m beginning to realize, is a way to slow down time by taking some time and thought and marking something special each …

Love by osmosis

Yesterday I cried. I cried long and I cried hard. I cried for someone I’d never met, though I’d seen her once. She’d stood on the street and I watched people walk by her. As though she wasn’t there or was invisible. They walked by and I watched as she …

Walking Vancouver: Watershed Park to Mud Bay Park

This is our newly adopted summer adventure: every week, we are exploring a different park,trail, hike or walk someplace around the Lower Mainland and using 109 Walks as a guidebook. Read up on week one, when we went to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. For week two and my first turn to make a selection, …

#AwesomeAugust week two

Writing here every day has proven to be a little more challenging than I’d originally expected and/or planned for. I’m going back to the drawing board this weekend to figure out how to manage it and I’m going to get this train back on its tracks. I have been keeping up …