A Slight Detour

Take 52 Week #37: Slight I may have taken a slightly alternate route home from the city today.  I sipped a latté and shared a mocha scone with my buddy Michelle at City Perks.… Continue reading

Change of Plans

Take 52 Week #36: Crushed My plan was an afternoon 5 Km run. Solitude, sunshine, my coveted ‘me’ time. Reality, however, turned out to be  a 2.75 km jaunt hauling a stack of newspapers… Continue reading

Expect the Unexpected

Take 52 Week #35: Unexpected I should have expected it. The first week back at school and, of course, I hit the ground running. My son started at a new school and I began… Continue reading

Tricks of the Trade

Take 52 Week #34: Tricky It was 6:30 a.m. The birds have been up for hours and this late in the summer, I have usually settled into a delicious sleep-in routine. But yesterday morning I… Continue reading

With Affection

Take 52 Week #33: Affection The jar was slippery with condensation and chilly out of the fridge. It was sealed well. So well that I had to get my son to come and un-screw… Continue reading

Sky High

Take 52 Week #32: High This spring, my son and I started hiking together. It happened rather by accident. Our family took a trip to Canmore and the other two members of our tribe… Continue reading

Crystal Clear

Take 52 Week #31: Clear It’s an ordinary downtown street. Nondescript little store fronts, dated brick facades. An insurance company, Burmese food, a soccer supply store. Sticking out like a sore thumb is a… Continue reading

Road Trip North

Take 52 Week #30: Drive I don’t usually drive north. I almost always drive south, toward the city. It’s where we buy groceries, where my parents live, where Colin works. Pretty much everything we… Continue reading

A Bright Idea

Take 52 Week #29: Bright What do you do when the theme “bright” shows up on a week of cloud and rain? You make a plan B. My youngest and I had some time… Continue reading

Don’t Drink the Water

Take 52 Week #28: Water Don’t let this serene scene fool you. It’s as pretty as a postcard here at sunset, but when this was taken Monday night, there was an e-coli advisory on… Continue reading