Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Embrace the Season

Well it came, we all knew it would.
And you can't blame me either.... it woulda come whether I wished for it or not.

November 16th, almost officially winter, seriously there should be no complaining.
And if there is you need to sit back take a deep breath and issue forth your profanities non-stop for 4 months, cause that is how long (at least) it's gonna be here.

The best thing that you, or anyone, can do is to embrace our winters.
We live in Canada after all.. the land of snow, mountains, rolling hills and Rocky shores.... snow being key word here.

Hey!!! YOU!!!... yeah, you... where ya from?  Not Canada?  First word you think of when I say the word Canada.. quick... say it.... no thinking involved.... "SNOW"

So Canadians... go out and play in the snow.. build a snowman... make a snow angel.... ski, toboggan, dog sled, snow mobile, skijour, ice skate, WHATEVER... just play in it and you will find that the season flies by with crazy speed and you actually look forward to that first snow fall of the year.

Trust me... try it.
Way more fun than complaining!

                                              Molly plays in the first snow fall of 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Lest we Forget
I will never forget.

My grandad fought in the war for our freedom.

I think of you everyday grandad... but today the most.


The promise of winter.
Cold... no, not cold.. crisp air blows dried leaves in a swirling dance. A dance of memories.
Memories of childhood as we threw ourselves into the piles of crunchy sweet smelling beds.

The fall breeze blows my hair across my face blocking the bright fall sunshine from my view.  Sunshine that has a gentleness a different kind of colour ... one that gives the bare trees an almost haunting look.

The wind sounds different as well. blowing through and around the empty branches.  The odd clump of dry leaves scraping each other as they shudder in the breeze.
You can hear the pine trees now - an almost melodic harmony as each wisp of air finds its way through the hallows.
As if the trees themselves are sighing.

The crispness of the air holds hints of summer past bringing fleeting images of warm days laying in green grasses. (or dirt and husky holes in my case)

I take a deep breath.
And I smell winter.
The smell of adventures that await me and my pups.
New trails, new sights.
Frost on the eyelashes snug in my winter coat fur laden hat wrapped around my head - flying across the snow with no sounds but the pattering of puppy paws and the 'shooshing' of the sled across the cold crystals of white.

But for now as I sit in my woolly sweater and face the fall sunshine,  I will enjoy the freshness of the air and the promise of a new season.


Red or Blue?
Italian or local?
5 foot or 6 foot?


The choices I have to make these days are .... fun!!!
However they sure show the direction of my life these days.

Now all I need is snow!!!!!!!  Bring it on!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

We'll Just Make our Own Snow!!

Treated the pups to a new dog toy......
Good thing they were cheap.. they lasted all of 5 minutes!!!

    Rocky looking rather pleased with himself after the termination of new toy 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Right Now Me

So... those that know me well will know that life has thrown some curve balls my way this last little while.

And try as I might I cannot just put into words how I feel or even really 'talk' about what has been going on, not even in my private journals... until today.
I was listening to music while pulling together my new resume when this song hit me... it speaks of me. 

And well... thanks to Jack Johnson here is the me... the right now me.

Upside Down (click here to listen to this great song)

Who's to say

What's impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There's no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
I don't want this feeling to go away

Who's to say
I can't do everything
Well I can try
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren't always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I'll find the things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
This world keeps spinning and there's no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

Upside down
Who's to say what's impossible and can't be found
I don't want this feeling to go away

Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Is this how it's supposed to be
Is this how it's supposed to be