So, you know, just sitting with the boy watching Jeopardy when a bunch of questions about history come up, as they do. I start riffing off a few answers, but not in the form of a question, because, really? We’re still doing that? The boy leans over and says, “How do you know these answers?” I say something … [Read more]
Hello world! It’s been a long time since I’ve been here. Between Brush Strokes has been sorely neglected over the last few months as I’ve been busy blogging elsewhere. I find the last thing I want to do after a day of writing is to write even more. Writing is hard, yo. At least for me … [Read more]
After our first Harry Potter Night (HPN) was a great success, I was looking forward to the next. Part II took place at Lindsay’s lovely home. For this night, we went to our crystal ball to ask which movie we should watch. After a few tense moments, the number “3” was revealed along with the grim. shudders The third movie, The … [Read more]
So there’s this guy I like and one day I found out that he has a hankering for this thing where gigantor men chuck each other around and yell and pound their chests and yell some more, then break chairs on their noggins. No, it’s not a weekend of male bonding in the Appalachian backwoods, … [Read more]
If you know me, you know I’m absolutely batty over Harry Potter. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve either read the books or watched the movies. Everyone has a guilty pleasure, and for this girl, HP and his wizarding world is mine. Luckily, I’m not the only fanatic out there. I seem to … [Read more]
Last weekend was our 5th annual Girl’s Weekend at my sister’s cabin near Gimli, Manitoba. It’s two days of relaxation, food, drink and hilarity. We started with wine and appetizers on Friday, then moved to soaking in the hot sun by the pool (with sangria!) on Saturday, then ended it with a bonfire bang (this … [Read more]
This week, my coworker and I got drenched in art as we drove through a downpour to attend the “Mug Shot” media event put on by the wonderful and welcoming artists that participate in the WAVE Artist’s Studio Tour. The event was at Alan Lacovetsky’s rustic and well-loved pottery studio near Stonewall, Manitoba.
Yesterday I spent my evening placing a new world map on cork board. The reason? I want to do that thing where you pinpoint all the places you’ve been and places you want to go. I spent a good couple hours setting it up and pushing my pins. I’m sure I will have many more … [Read more]