Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2012«

A Painted Lady Comes to Live With Me

September 24, 2012


How often do you find a western painted turtle soaking up some warmth on your driveway? Or a turtle of any kind. In the 14 years that we have lived in the Okanagan, we have never seen one in our neighbourhood. Sure, we had seen them a few times on ponds away from the city, “soaking […]

Worrying My Way to a Vacation

September 17, 2012


The art of worrying comes with being a mother and lasts as long as you remain one. When it comes to getting away on a bonafide vacation, not just for a long weekend, it’s all about checklists, post-it notes and reminders – and still something will undoubtedly get missed. I envy people who can plan a vacation […]

Have Another Zucchini – Please!

September 5, 2012


The time has come to rally the troops in the kitchen and brainstorm about how to handle the seasonal dilemma of the Great Exploding Zucchini crop. It’s a predicament that regularly, and sometimes literally, lands on our doorstep (by friends and neighbours depositing them after dark or before the morning paper). You know what I’m talking about […]