Doll Bed for a Little Mama

My daughter Acadia drew her cousin’s name in the Christmas gift draw. We decided that we (I) would build her a little bed for a doll and we could paint it together. I bought and cut the wood necessary for two little cribs and kept one set for Acadia as a gift. We assembled the … [Read more…]

BC/Alberta Circuit – Summer 2014

Day 1 Claresholm, AB: Visitors Centre and Museum Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site Frank, AB: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre Fernie, BC: Thrift Store Cranbrook, BC: Frank’s Steak and Schnitzel Haus Moyie Lake Provincial Park Day 2 Creston, BC: Black Bear Books Cafe & Kingfisher Used Book Store Nelson, BC: Hume Hotel Restaurant, downtown shopping, … [Read more…]

My Mother, the Canadian

Yesterday I was able to assist the swearing in of 84 new Canadians under the supervision of Judge Lei here in Calgary. It was my first of such ceremonies, though I have heard from various people and radio stories that they are dramatic and moving, so I was prepared. Most notable however was the reason … [Read more…]

Zaakistan 2013

January Sick Day. Snow Day. Gaming weekend in Canmore. Concerts: Living with Lions, Whitehorse. Semester 1 ends: Math 10C, Math 20-2, Multi-Media February Dragonfly Cohousing Social Media Blitz. Man Scouts Beer Tasting. Demitor Visit in Edmonton. Peter turned 80 in High River. Semester 2 begins: Calculus, Math 30-2, Multi-Media.  March Mother-in-law visit. Turned 37. Fundraising … [Read more…]

Allan Family Reunion 2013

Mid-June saw the first full reunion for my mother’s siblings, their mother, their spouses, most of the cousins, and all the grandkids. Altogether there were 24 of us on Friday evening. It was the first time I had seen any of my maternal extended family since 1999/2000. In fact it was the first time I … [Read more…]