Orlando – day one

I gave Kevin a really hard time when he booked travel him from Prague with a NINE HOUR layover in London. It wasn’t enough time to get out and tour the city, but it was too much time to sit in a terminal and still maintain our sanity. Alas, we …

October in review

Well, well, well, another month gone and another  <SPOILER ALERT> bad report card for me. Beginning in August, I started publishing a monthly list of things that we’d like to do for enjoyment and to make our lives happier. Here is a link to my list for October. This is one of …

Things we’ll do this month: November

November is my favourite. I love November. With no major holiday or theme to it, it’s largely a blank slate – it could be anything and the possibilities are endless. The unknown, change, uncertainty: that’s my jam. But, I’m a day late with this post. Mostly because I was doing …

…But don’t look too forward too fast 

Yesterday, I was talking about having something to look forward to. Today, I’m going to talk about not looking too far into the future and enjoying the ride instead. Two stories. My friends’: We have a couple of friends who are wonderful to spend time with. (Well, we have plenty, …

Something to look forward to

For the past few months, I’ve been really into listening to podcasts. More than any other, the one I like the most is Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen and her sister, Elizabeth Craft, talk all things happiness including their own personal happiness hacks, research into happiness inducing habits while also giving themselves both …

September in review

September was awesome and amazing and so very many things. In terms of my things we’ll do this month list, it was also a massive failure. But, hey, it’s all good since we made great strides (literally and figuratively!) in other areas. My favourite photo of the month: The Paddlewheeler …

Things we’ll do this month: October

October is super fabulous. It’s got two heavy-hitting holidays to help it along. With Thanksgiving falling on the 10th this year and Hallowe’en in its regular spot at the end of the month, there is a lot of fun to be had as the weather really starts to cool down. Orange, green …

No act of kindness is ever wasted

Seven in the morning, Our regular Starbucks. We approach the door to enter and there is someone on the other side. He’s dressed in sweats, of a slight build and taking a long time to do whatever he’s doing. There was an awkward dance of us pausing to see if …

Walking Vancouver: Sea Island

We had to skip a week in our Walking Vancouver exploration because Kevin was a little hung up with weekend work, but we were able to get back to it last weekend. This time, we chose Sea Island in Richmond. We thought this walk would be cool because Sea Island …

Run, Tyson, run!

All week, I’ve been on pins and needles. I’ve been a high intensity mixture of anxiety and excitement and none of it is rightfully even mine. Our dear friend Tyson is doing the Pine to Palm 100 tomorrow. The 100 stands for miles. 100 miles. One hundred. Miles. Just think on that …