Sunday, October 31, 2010


Dave and I spent most of the day today at Nova Nada/Birchdale. We are part of a group ''Friends of Birchdale'' and we wanted to help a little by winterizing the vegetable garden. This garden fed us throughout the Nature & Yoga Retreat this past August. Even though it wasn't sunny it was still nice and warm (the flies were buzzin' around). It only started to rain after we were in the car coming back.

I can't think of another place in nature that gives me as much peace as this place does.

I brought back some still crispy swiss chard and as I am typing this the house smells heavenly with some Chick Pea and Swiss Chard Curry on the stove.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Miss Daisy

We are dog-sitting this cutie pie until Sunday. Her name is Daisy. Her owners (friends of Luc and Liette) are out of town. Daisy loves Dave to pieces.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CSN Product Review

Yes, another CSN product review is coming up on this ole blog but before that can happen I need to figure out, from the many, many, many products they have, what product I'm going to review this time around. I mean seriously, if you haven't taken the time yet to check out ''some'' of the items they carry... you should. I say ''some'' because with all that they carry you'll only be able to view ''part'' of what there is each time you visit. They carry everything from shower curtains, pizza wheels, braided rugs, diaper bags to fireplaces and yes, if you're in need of a dining room table they have that too.

I am less and less of a mall shopping person and loving this on-line buying thing ! And with CSN Stores there is no need to jump from one on-line store to another... it's all there, under one gigantic virtual store.

Stay tuned, my product reveal is coming up.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Thank you so much for your kind words on my last post. I have such an amazing group of blog friends. The kids have been such heros throughout this ordeal. Making sure Dave and I are copping as best we can. Honestly, I still miss her like crazy but it's getting better with each passing day. We all know and accept that Miss Tabi is in a much better place than she was the past couple of weeks. I hope family and friends understand that we are not ready to talk about our painful day. When the need arises, Dave and I share joyful memories and a few tears and talk with the kids. For now, that is all we need - ourselves !

We burried her under a beautiful apple tree in the field out back. Yesterday we placed a marker at her resting place made from a huge flat rock we found on one of Tabi's favorite beach.

Next Sunday Dave and I are planning a one-day getaway to the place that gives me the most peace and solitude... and hopefully do one last kayak run before the cold season hits.

Wishing everyone a pleasant week !

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I remember the day so clearly, like it was just last year. It was early morning, Dave came in from outside and said there were these two cute little puppies hanging out in our backyard. We eventually ended up giving one of the two away; the healthiest of the two. I knew from the very beginning that the tiny, starving and abused one would stay with us and hopefully for a long time. I fell in love with her that first morning. We became best of friends, she immediately chose me as her master and she showed her love and admiration for me and for the rest of the family every single day - the most gentle dog ever. She only wanted to please, that's all. We would take walks together, car rides, beach and bird watching. She was the fastest runner, seeing only a cloud of dust behind her. I would talk to her as I would any other human being. She was my companion. She adored me with those big brown eyes.

Than she started slowing down, sleeping more and limping from her arthritis infected leg. She enjoyed those retirement years very much but missed her running outside-in-the-fields days.

Yesterday, 16 years after that early morning encounter with Dave, we said goodbye and released Miss Tabi into puppy heaven. We know she is running pain free at high speed with her cousin Princess.

Making that appointment was one of the hardest decisions I had to make.

Be well my friend. I enjoyed our time together. I will carry fond memories of you every day. I'm sorry I had to make that decision but I could'nt stand seeing you suffer any longer.


Ayurveda and yoga

This past weekend I went to a yoga and ayurveda workshop with Kerry Lawson. We did some yoga asanas first thing in the morning, than some theory on ayurveda and finding what our dosha is and than we headed to the kitchen to get everything ready for cooking ayurvedic meals. At 1 p.m. we all sat down for the most delicious and nutricious meal.

We had the entire Inn to ourselves. What joy !!! I needed this weekend to rebalance and ground myself for what was waiting for me later in the week (details to follow in next post).

I love hanging out with people who think, live, play... like me.

(All pictures were borrowed from Kerry Lawson)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Family and Friends.

We had our turkey dinner today. The picture above sums up what I am so grateful for. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

Ginette and André with their wedding cake top from August 29 last year (2009). We ate it today and it was still delicious and moist.

Luc and his fiancé Liette.

I am very much aware that I have been absent from here; sorry. Things got a little hectic there for a while and will probably still be for another few weeks. I'll try and report here more often in the coming weeks.

I am never too busy for Christmas music... yes, I played xmas music today and still love it very much.