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Nostalgia…I’m so full of it right now

I’m absolutely excited for this long weekend.  Not only does it mark another year with my Husband M but we are going to Roche Lake.

Roche Lake is where I spent a good part of my childhood. My parents managed the place when it was just a fishing camp.  I was Laura Ingals but on the lake.  I had one length hair down to my waist and yep wore braids.

I’d get up at 5am to go fishing with my dad before he had to work, I learned to tie flies, chopped wood (just don’t tell my mom) explored, rode my bike, swam, skated, tobogganed and we played and played … I’m talking FREE PLAY

Hours and hours hanging out on the dock learning to dive, trudging thru the marsh/bog “froggin” and thinking they needed to procreate more so we’d try to make them sit on top of each other.

I get to share this almost sacred place (in my mind) with my daughter.  I want to take her to where I’d sit with bread crumbs spread around me waiting for the big fat marmots to come close – maybe they’d eat from my hand one day or at least close enough to let me take a picture.

I want to take her to the stream where my glasses fell off my head while I was on my tummy leaning over the edge of the bridge.  Somehow I blamed my brother – he made me turn my head afterall.

I want to share stories at the end of the day with my husband like the transition from camp to resort when 15 A frame cabins were built, hydro wires being strung along the roadside to the resort, being snowed in days, being on fire evacuation alert, and the day the payphone was installed at the lodge when I was in grade 7.  I could hear that phone ring while listening to Casey Kasem’s top 40 in my room,  I’d burn down the hill and catch the phone by the 7th ring.  So many memories.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates.  I will take loads of pictures.

I hope A catches a FROG!


Time to start a blog.

Apparently I have lots to say, More like I have lots to share, so hopefully readers will enjoy what I share. I have a facebook group called Families Against Boredom (F.A.B) where I like to share Vancouver events I think might be interesting. My goal for that group is for everyone to feel that it is a comfortable place to ask for advice, give advice and to have a sense of community even if we live in different municipalities. Check it out and join in the conversation.

After being an Op for F.A.B I found events got lost and it was hard to search for something I wrote a week ago (thanks timeline facebook) so I wanted to expand to something searchable at least.

a few things about my blog

  • I am a bad speller but I do know “a lot ” is not one word
  • I am known for random thoughts, lots of random thoughts
  • I am also known for finishing conversations hours sometimes days later
  • I drag my poor husband all over the lower mainland to have a variety of experiences for my 2 yr old daughter.
  • A Sunday morning post will probably be a better post after I’ve had my tradition of a boozy latte with breakfast.

I have lots to learn about blogging (like why isn’t my font a consistant size) but the only way I’m going to learn is to do it, seriously!

Ask me questions, I’ll answer honestly

ok just publish the first blog post already, hit “Publish”