- I've been adding photos to my film set on Flickr -- enjoying the old Minolta and getting some great shots out of it. I'm trying not to use the fisheye lens for every single picture.
- Totally got into Saints of Big Harbour by Lynn Coady. Small-town-coming-of-age story set in the Maritimes, maybe a bit like A Complicated Kindness, but written powerfully through several characters instead of just one. I don't spend enough time reading fiction.
- Enjoying Far Flung Adventures, three fun chapter books for kids. I got them for Ivy but we're all plowing through all three...sometimes out loud, and sometimes on our own. 50 books out from the library right now, which although excessive, is normal for us.
- Our good friends the Hildebrands are moving back to Altona this fall. I'm not ready to say much about this yet, but I'm grieving. Sucks when friends move away.
- Nine Inch Nails are coming to Kelowna in December. Stoked.
- We dug our first potatoes out of the garden today, preparing to devour them for supper.
- I got flat tires on three rides in a row. Usually I might get three in an entire season. I finally broke the streak yesterday with a flat-free ride up and down Giant's Head at lunch. Tannis and I rode in Crawford on the weekend, which was surreal and kinda neat -- unfortunately a couple of hundred blown-down trees made the downhill trail almost impassable...not so fun.
- We're homeschooling both girls this year. This will require a separate post next week, but we're pretty excited about it.
- Hit Pioneer Market for spudnuts and lunch on Saturday, then Bliss Bakery and finally Greata Ranch for some wine on the patio (photos in that same set) -- fun drive home from my folks' place.
- I'm struggling to get back into the groove at work. No surprise, coming back mid-summer.
- Missing the prairies, like I always do this time of year. Would love to spend a couple of weeks puttering around back roads, Milt's motocross track and Corydon.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
No coherent thoughts to craft into a proper post, but here are a few notes: