Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tucker and his three sisters

Tucker went on a field trip to Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton and brought home some seeds in a small, folded up piece of paper. He didn’t seem to be all that excited about them until I asked him if he wanted … Continue reading

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New neighbourhood, new eyes

On Friday after school, our family participated in the Halton Interfaith Food Drive by delivering flyers door to door. My church, Trafalgar Presbyterian, along with other local faith communities were gathering food for the Fareshare Food Bank. Drivers and other volunteers went by … Continue reading

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World Naked Gardening Day

I am not making this up. And by my photo, you can see I am not participating, either. This morning as I read the paper, I came across this little known fact: the American Association for Nude Recreation has declared … Continue reading

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A bleeding heart story

Today is cool and overcast, with a few scattered raindrops, so I am spending my day indoors. Looking out the kitchen window, I can see the white bleeding heart just beginning to fill out. The tiny white buds are pretty … Continue reading

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Uh oh. Trouble.

Turns out not everybody thinks our front yard vegetable garden is such a good idea. N., a Technical Assistant in Engineering and Construction for the Town of Oakville, paid me a visit today. He told me that there had been a complaint about … Continue reading

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No meetings. I promise. Mostly.

Emily was a little annoyed with me yesterday. “You said you were on sabbatical and that meant you didn’t have to go to any meetings!”  I explained that it was at a church, but I promised it wasn’t church business. I was at the … Continue reading

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Breaking new ground

We started planting today! Emily and I got into the fresh, new beds and planted spinach, golden beets, peas, alyssum, marigolds and garlic (I know, it should have been planted in the fall or early spring but…) Met a few … Continue reading

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What will the neighbours think?

Now home from the convent (but not before watching the nuns chase the geese across the lawn while madly barking and clapping. That was hilarious.) I am ready to begin the next adventure. And what an adventure it is! Over … Continue reading

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Stepping in it

This morning is bliss. I began with quiet breakfast and gentle morning prayers. I walked the labyrinth, journeying away from a time of depletion and toward a season of rest and renewal. Now I sit on a small patio surrounded by green grass … Continue reading

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Night Prayer

It is but lost labour that we haste to rise up early, and so late take our rest, and eat the bread of anxiety. For those beloved of God are given gifts even while they sleep. Night Prayer: An Order for … Continue reading

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