Thursday, September 29, 2005


I have not had a recent update on how our friend, Spring is doing but, "no news is good news". She is presently in hospital with no feeling in her arms or legs after a freak mountain bike accident. It happened about 5 weeks ago & the prognosis is rather bleak. We have all been praying for her & her family (she is a single mother of 2 teenaged children).
She had her accident at the same mountain bike clinic where I broke my ribs 2 years ago (it could just as easily have been me... ). This has put a bit of a scare into the majority of my friends who enjoy this particular sport. Since my own accident, I have been riding VERY carefully.
This weekend there is a golf tournament with the proceeds going into the trust fund that was set up by a local bank. We are very lucky to live in the small, kind community that we do.
In November there is another larger benefit to be held at the town hall.

On to lighter subjects - today is another baking day for me. I will be making bagels & brownies. My husband & kids love to find the treats hidden in their lunches. I am not working today, so I might as well earn my keep!

We buried poor little Alexandria on Monday - the 2 younger ones held a "funeral" for her in the forest. Alex was our wee mouse who passed away of natural causes at the ripe old age of one year. The kids are now busy saving money to buy a couple of fish, but not to replace the mouse. They have wanted pet fish for quite some time.

It is a beautiful autumn day, even though it has been raining most of the night & throughout most of the day. The colours are wonderful this year, although nothing like the brilliant reds & oranges of the maple trees in the East. But still, the yellows & golds of the aspen & tamarack are a sight to behold. I have lit a fire in the woodstove & I am going about my day in the cosy warmth of my home.

Last night I began reading "Infinity. The Quest to Think the Unthinkable". It is pretty powerful stuff & amazing to think that the idea of infinity can be found between the numbers 1 & 2... It is all mathematical using the number sequence 1,1/2,1/4,1/8,1/16,1/32... By adding up those numbers, one will never reach 2.
It is quite astounding that the principle of infinity is mathematical, yet it appeals to both thought & spirituality, as well.

Pete Townshend, you open my mind ever further...

Saturday, September 24, 2005


It has been an interesting morning. Between doing the household chores & reading "The Boy Who Heard Music" I've been kept rather busy.
Pete continues to be amazing! He is honest, genuine, courageous & so generous with his work. With his honesty comes an innocence, as well - I can sincerely appreciate that. True to his visionary genius, he is creating a great story.
I can only remain in awe & continue reading & look forward to his future posts.

Rachel is a darling, too...

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Recently we took a "trip of a lifetime". After a 31-hour journey/adventure (door-to-door) with our 3 children, our entire immediate & extended family met on a private resort island in the South Pacific. There were Grandma & Grandpa, brothers & sisters, in-laws, aunts, uncles & cousins. We took over the island!

It was an experience we will always remember. Having lived all our lives in North America where we have 4 distinct seasons, it was an interesting difference that we were all able to appreciate.

Also, it was fun explaining how we left on August 4th & arrived there on August 6th, after only one day. (We are planning a celebration on August 5th, 2006 in honour of the day we missed this year!) What was even more interesting was that we left at 6:00 pm & arrived home at 2:00 pm on the afternoon before the evening we left... (Oh, how I love time travel. And we don't even require warp-speed technology!)

We plan on returning to our tropical paradise some day after the children have flown the nest.

Thanks again, Mum & Dad!