Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. ~ Jane Austen

Monday, December 23, 2013

Work: Tube Park

Started working at my winter job today (second year at it in a row). I work the tube park part of my local ski resort. It's supposed to be the best snow tubing in Ontario. I have a lot of fun working there. Everyone (the customers) was happy: two days before Christmas!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Family Christmas

Tons of people
Loud noise
Christmas music
Tables laden with food
Mandarin takeout
Singing carols
More food

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I Am The Rain

I am the rain.
You are the river.
I unburden my weary heart.
You wash my tears far away
So they mingle with bygone years and are forgotten.

Monday, December 2, 2013

One Request

I just want to curl up in a ball and let the world wash over me. And when it's gone, my troubles with it, I'll stand up, and maybe then I'll be ok.

Anguish and Tears

Deep anguish
Soul wrenching
Emotional exhaustion

It's 2:00 In The Morning

It's 2:00 in the morning
I'm trying to decide if that cup of caffeinated coffee was worth it...
It was good coffee
But I do love sleep...
My friend even warned me,
Knowing how caffeine affects me,
That it was caffeinated coffee.
Come to think of it, 
This is probably the combination of the cup of coffee at 6 p.m.
And the cup of coffee at 9:15 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Perfect and Encouraging

You are so encouraging. I don't know how you stand me, when I find myself so annoying sometimes. I don't know how you're so patient with me when I come complaining to you so often. I am so needy, and you just take it all in stride. I'm beginning to see, more and more, that while you're not perfect, you're perfect for me.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Best Alarm Clock

This morning I was suddenly wide awake. I had remembered in my sleep that I had forgotten to do something that had to be checked by 7:00 this morning. But I looked at my clock and it said 7:40... I had missed the deadline. It wasn't a super important thing, just check some songs for Sunday and figure out if I needed to change any of them, but I still had wanted to make sure... I laid back down, disappointed that I had missed the deadline, disappointed I had forgotten to do it last night. But comforting myself that I am a good pianist. Suddenly, as I was laying there trying to fall back to sleep, I remembered that my clock was still an hour ahead! It was only 6:40! I lay there for a few moments longer, deciding if it was worth leaving my cozy nest. I believe, however, that God woke me up. Thankfully I did not need to change any of the songs, but if I had I would have been super stressed for missing the time given me for changing it. And I am very grateful God woke me up.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pressure and Patience

You tell me you're 85% sure
I try so hard to be patient
I don't want you to feel pressured
School is most important right now
I keep saying
But I'm glad you disagree
I want to see you
But I will never tell you 'you have to come home'
If only your university was closer
I just wish we knew if you were able to come home
This weekend will drag
If you're not here
But I will do my best to be patient
To wait to find out
To not pressure you

Busy and Not

I feel like my life is so busy.
But half the reason is 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Difference of a Week

It's amazing how different one piano lesson can be to the next.
Last week felt like twice as long as it was.
Yesterday's lesson felt like half as long as it was, and by the time the hour and a half were up we'd only studied one song. 
Hopefully it means good things for practicing this week.

Spider In My Bed

Preparing my bed
Transforming it into a cozy nest
Move the blankets.
A spider.
A big fast spider.
In my bed.
There is no safe place
My safe haven, 
The place I hide from my fears, my nightmares
Has been intruded.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day

My family (minus my sister, who had to work) went down to the cenotaph today to remember and honour our nation's veterans, and those who risk their lives for us every day. Afterwards we pinned our poppies to a wrath dedicated to Canada's war veterans.

Lest we forget.
Thank you.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hold My Hand

Hold my hand. 
Make it warm.
You are sweet.
Hold me tight. 
Don't let go.
Another week apart.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Going Through My Head

The chorus going through my head:

I miss you
I miss you
I miss you

Whenever I think of you

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Grey, cloudy sky
Grey, barren trees
Fallen, rotting leaves
Cold, damp air
Gloomy, sad thoughts

I.O.S. - Information Overload Syndrome

My piano lesson today felt like it was hours, instead of only an hour and a half. I'm not sure why, completely, but I think it was because we covered so much material in that time slot. I think it was also partly because I've been feeling rather down lately, and being reminded of all the ways I'm playing wrong, and all the things I should know and don't, from being taught by a different teacher, is a little overwhelming. It is so hard to remember everything that is normally taught more slowly to beginner pianists. But I know I can do this. I will. And I'll be a better teacher and pianist because of it.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Missing You

This week is so long
So slow
And I miss you so
The minutes drag by
It is only Tuesday
I want to see you
I want you to hold me close and whisper in my ear that you missed me
I want to hold your hand, and not let go
I miss you

Downton Abbey

The BBC TV series Downton Abbey is positively addicting. I watched five episodes today... So anxious for the next episode to come out, but that won't be until Sunday, I think... argh! There are, I must admit, some storylines that are just getting old. Edith, the Dowager verses Mrs. Crowley. But hopefully they will be improved, if not by the end of this season, during next season. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

These Few Days

Strolls down the beach
Hot chocolate and bacon at the pier
Drive to the farther pier 
Search for shark teeth
Watch fast fish
Home late
Go shopping in the most uninteresting way possible
Supper out (Italian buffet)
Swimming in the ocean
Feeling crappy
Longest shower ever (felt soo good)
Sand castle building
Stickey Fingers
Feel worse
Watch the ocean try to wreck our sandcastle (took too long, so we went back upstairs)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Feeding pigeons
Popping balloons
Slow strolls on the beach
Shark teeth hunting
Cool camera shots
Birthday boy
Odd souvenirs
New nail polish
Onion rings
Hot showers
Long suppers
Ice cream cake
Good company
Soft blankets

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Three days. 
So looking forward to this vacation.
Myrtle Beach.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Farm Hand

Wash squash
Pick peppers
Pick zucchini
Eat lunch
Wash peppers and zucchini
Just another day in the life of a farm hand

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is such a lovely thing. I love the process of making it. And I love everyone's reaction when I give them a huge slice of pie with a large helping of whipped cream.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Brought my old stuffed bear out of storage today. I sat him at the piano and proceeded to give him his first piano lesson. Yes, I do feel some embarrassment when I admit that, but I figure it's a little more natural than practicing giving piano lessons to air... Suddenly, about ten minutes into the lesson, I realized with great embarrassment that someone, that my sister, was doing something in the next room. And I had neglected to close the door to the rec room. She came in and began exclaiming, as typical sisters do, how what I was doing was "The most adorable thing ever". She took my cellphone and proceeded to take a picture of Snoozums at the piano. Oh boy. 
A little while later my mother came down to the rec room. "Awww, it's Snoozums! I miss Snoozums! He's so cute! Awww!"
Maybe this wasn't such a great idea.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Almost Done

Realized today that I've got only 11 days of work left. Kind I of sad to think about... Though I will enjoy the extra time.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Impossible

A movie.
About a family that survived the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Trying to get everything done before midnight: baking pies, signing up for work, pedagogy study, budgeting, blogging...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Scooping Water

Teaching a five-year-old piano. Without a parent in the room. Like scooping water without cupping your hands.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Piano Lessons

   Yesterday I got a piano lesson on how to teach piano. Among other things. Today, as I taught and as I practiced piano, I was applying all that I've been learning from just two piano lessons. So glad I have a new teacher, I'm learning so much. I'm so inspired to learn.
   Each person has only so much knowledge they can give you, after all, and after 9 years, you've pretty much learned all you can. Right now my new teacher seems an endless well of information, but every well has a bottom. I will enjoy her while I can, and learn a much as I can from her. So far, as much as I can is a lot. :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013


The thought of hurting someone else is far more scary to me than the thought of someone hurting me.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dear Wise Friends

It's amazing how you can feel so upset about something, so unsure. You feel like your life is about to fall apart.
And then you talk to an old friend, text them a question, and they answer and say, would you like to talk on the phone?
So you call them, and for the next hour they reasure you, and speak words of both wisdom and comfort. They pray for you, on the phone, right then and there. 
Your whole attitude changes. You are no longer crying at the thought of what you need to do. You feel suddenly brave, you remember God is on your side, holding your hand. It's not like you forgot, just now you really feel it, you're really trusting. And you suddenly realize you can do what you need to, you know what needs to be done, you know what needs to be said. And whatever the outcome, it is for the very best. Holding on hurts more in the long run. You can do this.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Some thoughts are from God. 
Some are just doubts.
How do you know? How can you tell the difference?
It is a long time, spending the rest of your life with someone...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Not Working

As I was laying in bed
I heard thunder.
It can't be
It must be something else.
Five minutes
I heard it again.
Definitely thunder.
Please, George
Call and say I don't need to work this morning
Then I can do some stuff that I need to get done before camp.
The phone rings.
No picking will be done this morning.
Maybe not this afternoon either.
He'll call.
Otherwise: come in tomorrow. 
I need the money,
But time is lacking, and I have commitments.
An unspoken, unthought prayer: answered.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Danishes And Regret

When your boss buys you danishes
So sweet, thoughtful of him
That hour of regret when the danish sits your stomach like a rock
Because you are working hard in the heat
And your body would rather put energy into you cooling off, or even walking, than digesting all those carbs
Remind me to say no next time

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bug Eat Bug World

Today at work I had a big, black, hornet-type bug flying around me. By big, I mean it would have been very painful to anger it. So I tread carefully for a few minutes. Then I noticed it had grabbed a grasshopper, which was about twice its size. The hornet was on top of the grasshopper's back, and dragged it on the ground about two feet before stopping. Just as I was beginning to wonder if the grasshopper was dead, the hornet left it, flew a couple circles around it, and flew off. The grasshopper was twitching. I have a feeling the hornet poisoned it, and had flown off to get help to carry it. I hate watching any creature suffer, but I reasoned in my head that if I helped the grasshopper, the hornet would either starve or get another bug. Any which way I looked something got hurt. And this grasshopper probably was paralyzed anyways. I'm not a 'treehugger'. Or anything close. But watching an innocent creature suffer, even a bug, in spite of my extreme dislike and even phobia of bugs, is saddening for me... Am I ridiculous? My friends would probably laugh. It is, after all, only a bug. But if I am honest with myself...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Life Goes By

Day by day
Another has passed.
Work some more.
Catch up on things, another day gone
Organize time
You've no time left.
Life goes by
Fast fast
Life goes by.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Too Short

Another wonderful 24 hours... No matter how long our weekends together are, they are always too short... But this time it really was to short...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Commitment Issues

My commitment to everything except my boyfriend seems to be lacking...

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sugar Cookie

The perfect batch of perfect sugar cookies. A surprise. Delicious icing. Baking, and the scents that accompany it. Taste testing. {Suzie Homemaker}

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Starting My Piano Studio

All the interesting aspects of starting a piano studio. Figuring out policies and rules. Building lesson plans. Finding creative ways to teach young children. Figuring out the cost. Two days of work and more to come. So enjoyable and lovely. THIS is what I want to do :)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

New Blog

I started another blog.
Totally different than this one.
Memoirs of a Piano Teacher: what I learn as I teach piano.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Leap Year

I'm not a huge fan of modern chic flicks. I'd rather watch a classic, like Les Misérables, or an action movie, like Batman Begins. The movie Leap Year is a fine exception to this generality. It makes me laugh every time I see it. Many good moments have been spent watching it.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday Volleyball

Backyard rules
Don't make it so intense, it's not a competition, it's just a game
Good plays
Good serves
Bad serves
Falling on the ground
Conversations and laughter
Fire and snacks and singing

Monday, June 17, 2013

Stand in the Rain

So stand in the rain. Stand your ground. Stand up when it's all crashing down...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sort It Out Now

Once you have sorted out your thoughts, realized what you have really been feeling deep down in your very soul, discuss them with those people who they concern. If someone is hurting you, let them know in a loving manner, and forgive them. If you have been blaming your own problems on someone else ask their forgiveness. If you love someone tell them. Don't wait to sort out your relationships, to forgive and be forgiven, to love and be loved, until it is too late, or you will regret it the rest of your life.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Momentary Ecstasy

That moment of intense ecstasy when you find out that, instead of only being able to see him for a couple hours this weekend at a barbecue, your boyfriend is coming up to visit tonight too. My day was just made :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Maybe They're On To Us ~ Chorus ~ NEEDTOBREATHE

You're not the only one
To sleep through the firing squad
To scream through the night at God
Wake in a pouring sweat you hear the sound
Can't even turn around
Hand reaching from the ground
Who's gonna save us
Who's gonna save us now

Inception Again

In the mood for an intense movie
Always intense, no matter how many times you watch it
The key is the wedding ring, but in the end even that doesn't help
Leaves you questioning

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Victoria Day Weekend

Brandon over
Long walk with together
Celebrate mothers day with MY mother 
Walk with family
Lay in the grass
Sunday: church here, church there
Young Peoples
Attempt to sleep in... Sound and light...
Hang out
Drive to Chingacousy Park
Sitting in the shade
Run through the kiddie splash pad
More volleyball
Ultimate Frisbee
Rain and rushed goodbyes
An excellent long weekend
I miss you Brandon

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Day

Two days left :) 
Grey skinny Jeans 
New favorite top 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Knight and Day

Finally watched a movie on Monday movie night again... The last few weeks have involved talking instead of movies... And tonight was not Monday night, either... 
We watched Knight and Day. An action/comedy/romance. Hilarious. A movie that you cannot take seriously or it will be lame. Totally want to watch it again!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Emotional Shipwreck + Time With God

I have been noticing that whenever I have an emotional shipwreck I have not been spending as much time with my Lord as I ought. So God reminds me by giving me tests that with Him I should be able to pass.. Tests that I fail, because I have not been paying attention to Him. Tests that, in order to survive, I need to flee back into His loving, protecting arms. And He takes my upside-down disaster heap of emotions and sends someone to comfort me, and sets my emotions back in place. 
Resolve: to stop using God like a vending machine.

When I Needed A Hug

Crying so hard your head hurts. And you're told over texting that you need a hug (between the lines: 'I wish I was there so I could give you a hug'). And right then someone else gives it to you, not knowing what the text said. 
Love my sister and brothers. And my boyfriend is so good to me.


You are so good for me.

On My Mind

I can honestly say that you've been on my mind since I woke up...

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Getting up early to take a shower before my sister, because we both need one before work, and there's no way she would get up early so that I could sleep in a little.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Flower Shop

Mother's Day help
Aching feet
But I love working
I could have a new job every two or three months, doing everything from farming to mowing lawns to arranging flowers, just give me some variety and a good days' work.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Painting A Door

White mess
Green grass and the sunshine
Slight breeze
Stained fingers
White door

Sunday, May 5, 2013


My cousin Jessica
Is an incredible violinist
Featured at a concert last night
I went to see her
Going to university for violin
Just... so incredible :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lord, What E'er the Future is Bringing, verse 3

Don't let me decide, my Father
What the future ought to bring
I would make mistakes or rather,
I would ruin everything
As a child, Lord wilt Thou lead me?
Wilt Thou guide me by Thy hand?
I would lose the way, please lead me
Lead me to the promised land.

The Difference of a Word

'What is the difference between curiosity and zealous interest?'

Summer and Country Music

Driving through the countryside In the summer = windows down, country music up :)


Let's hold hands, because mine are cold and feeble and yours are warm and strong.


Every day is a blessing from God. Live life to it's fullest potential. The less you are distracted while working the more time you will have to enjoy yourself later. Keep remembering this when you are letting yourself get distracted.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Supper At Eat Side Mario's (With Friends)

Girls' Night Out
Andrea, Brianna, me
East Side Mario's
Haven't been there in years, rather more expensive than I remembered
The bread is just as good though
Ordered my first alcoholic beverage out,
Lime daiquiri
Rather tart
Nice bartender, just the right level of friendly, without being a flirt
So filling
Only ate half my pizza
No dessert, no way
Fun times
Good conversation

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just the Little Things

It's the little things in life
Like not getting teased for getting into a parking lot scrape with another vehicle
Like having my Dad leave a customer meeting because I am more important to him
Like having Daddy buy me a KitKat bar, a sweet gesture to cheer me up
Like girls' night out
And iced lemonades
And not crying when I got my ears pierced
Like gummy worms, and accidentally calling them gummy bears... every single time
Like having someone else make lunch
Like talking with Brandon even for just an hour
Just the little things that make life so sweet amidst the bitterness.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


You make me smile
You know just how to cheer me up when I'm down
You are learning what I don't like
You are learning my quirks 
(which is making me realize how many I have!) 
But you still seem to like me
More and more
You are so wonderful

April Showers

'April showers' are becoming reality. A week before now we were crossing our fingers it wouldn't snow again. Now, finally, half way into the month: lots of rain. And rumbles of thunder. I love thunder, wish there was more of it.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Mummy

Forgot my movie review yesterday! 
The Mummy: a comic thriller/horror? 
Funny, some rather creepy parts (the bugs!!) 
Not a waste of time for sure. 
But Monday movie night never is.


Phillip and Marjory, the ducks who visit our pool every year since we moved here, have returned. Five springs in a row.

A Quote: Ann Judson

"Oh Jesus, make me live to Thee, and I desire no more."

Performance Preparation

The most nerve-wrecking day of preparation for a performance is the day before, when you sit down at the piano, hoping to just play through each song once, perfectly, by memory, and mess up or lose your spot in your head, can't remember how it goes, and have to look at the book to remember :S

Monday, April 15, 2013

Just Burst My Bubble Why Don't You?

When you're all like "I've been good today, haven't idled doing useless things..." And your mother comes along and reprimands you for not having done anything productive...

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kiwanis Music Festival

Watched my little brother play four piano pieces this morning. She was a nice adjudicator, but:
Unpredictable on multiple levels. 
Instead of third?
Second and third
Instead of first?
He still got away with two firsts
Good job.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blue Bloods

I remember when this show came out. Now it's something to fill my time... Pretty good so far... Two episodes in.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fleeting Emotions

Interesting how quickly feelings can change in a moment. PMS does dreadful things. If I relied completely on emotions I'd suffer too much heartbreak.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Somewhere Smiles

Somewhere between the rain and the melting snow and the grey skies and the mud. 
The birds flit, 
Someone smiles.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Wedding Invitations

Made super pretty wedding invitations today. (not for me) so excited Katelynn is getting married and I'm in her wedding. She's kinda like a sister, having lived with us for two years. I miss her... wish she still with us...

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I love when the weather turns warmer. 
The snow melts. 
You don't even need a jacket. 
The sun is out.
Spring has sprung.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dear Snow

Dear Snow,
As much as I think you are beautiful, and peaceful, you bring the cold, and I hate cold. When I was done working at the tubing park I said 'now the snow may go'. You didn't, so I went snowboarding. When I was done snowboarding I said 'NOW the snow can go'. At first you didn't. But last weekend's beautiful weather gave us all the impression you were gone til next year. Congratulations, you have deceived us all. You have come back with a vengeance, one final taunt before spring. Now. You may go. Please leave us and do not return til November. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend

Good Friday service, to remember the death of my Lord and Savior; His sacrifice on the Cross; taking my sins so I don't have to suffer the everlasting agony of hell which I so deserve.
The Lord's Supper.
Seven hours at my sister's boyfriend's house, visiting with his, ours, and my boyfriend's families. Such a lovely time.
Food. So much food. All weekend long. Chocolate. Fruit. Chips. Crackers. Veggies. Pizza. Desserts. 
Saturday. Relaxing. Cooking. Haircuts. Walking in the warm sunshine. 
Easter services. Fellowship at church. 
Easter feast.
More food. Quality family time. 
Staying up late, games, Gladiator. 
Goodbyes. So ends the beautiful four-day weekend.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Grave

Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Paper on Biblical Courtship

Finally done writing my paper on Biblical Courtship. I just need to read it over with a clear head. And get my sister to tell me if it's missing anything. So happy. It is due the end of this month. (4 days away)


Almost done
Why is it so hard to decide where a paragraph should go?
Just not where it is now
Oh, and the conclusion....
For now
But still,
I'm almost done

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Gift of Concentration

Concentration is a gift
Which I don't have
Writing is a gift too
I like my writing style 
(whether or not other people do)
But writing fast is a gift too
And I don't have that gift either.


Shrek: it's been too long
Donkey is the best

Soft Butter

You know it's spring when: the butter is soft enough to spread in the morning.

The Life of Irena Sendler

A movie (last night was girls' movie night). About a Polish woman who lived during World War II and smuggled more than 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto, saving them from death at the hands of the Nazis. A true hero, she was caught and tortured in an attempt to persuade her to reveal where one of her contacts lived. She was sentenced to be shot by a firing squad because she would not give up her information. She lived because one of the Germans on the firing squad was bribed to free her. She hid in the mountains for the rest of the war. Not one of the children she rescued was found by the Nazis. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, but lost to Al Gore because he made some slide show on global warming.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Some little boys who live a few houses down were already biking up and down the sidewalk yesterday; between two- or three- foot piles of snow.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spaghetti Dinner

Start spaghetti
Coloring paper
Garlic bread
47 people
Lots of food
Happy people
More food
Loud room
Talking, fellowship
Sing song
Dessert of ice cream
Ice cream toppings (nostalgia sets in)
So good
Clean up
Washing dishes, cutlery, cups, crock pots
Six hours after I left: home

Desperate People

All these people, advertising that they are desperate for a relationship. It makes me sad. Not only because they are not happy like I am. That is a small part. Mostly because they are trying for happiness on their own terms. Desperate enough for a relationship they'll do anything. They think that is what will make them happy. They are not trusting and content in God. If they really think a relationship is the thing that will make them happy, they will never be truly happy and content and full of joy. That is what makes me sad.

Friday, March 22, 2013


The black sky brightens to a dull grey. My dog prances at my bedroom door, wanting out. Why is it so hard to get up in the morning?

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Bacon. Need more be said?


Just joined Instagram. How could I resist? :) I love taking pictures, and this gives me something to do with the pictures I take.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I went snowboarding today. Probably my last run of the year. Another bittersweet moment. I wish I had someone else to go with, it was pretty lonely today. But it's final. Spring can really really come now, please.

Piano... or Snowboarding :) ?

Concentration goes out the window. Piano practice? What's that? Can't concentrate on that when I'm going snowboarding this afternoon. :)


Dance like no one is looking
Sing like no one can hear
Love like you've never hurt before
Live like there's nothing to fear
~ Newsboys

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Lord help me to concentrate on the things I need to do.

Hebrews 3:7,8 (NKJV)

Today, if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Life of Pi

Life of Pi. Makes me want to read the book.

Piano Practice

If I spend an hour on technique and twenty minutes on each song every day, five days a week, that's four hours a day, twenty hours a week. Three weeks til music festival means I'll practice, between now and then, sixty hours. Fourteen weeks til my exam means 280 hours spent practicing piano for my grade 9 exam.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This Weekend Was

Talking late and sleeping in
Mario Smash Bros
Nutella cookies
Painting nails
Jetpack Joyride
Leafs vs Jets and a shootout
Sitting up late together
Sunday and church
Young peoples 
Home again

Friday, March 15, 2013


Last shift of the year 
The possibility of never going back
No more waking at six
No more lugging 50 lb mats
No more joking with the customers,
Laughing with my coworkers.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Coffee and Sonya

I love it when we go out for 'coffee'... and get fruit smoothies inserted so we aren't up all night. We could probably talk for twice as long as we did, without running out of things to say. We two are like peas and carrots. We are so alike. We make each other laugh and giggle so so much. Two blondes, with such similar personalities. I wonder what people around us think. Not that it matters. If we knew we'd probably just laugh some more. We need to do this more often. 
I am so blessed.

I Love Lucy

Every day with lunch, the show 'I Love Lucy'. I think it's her facial expressions that make the show. And I'm not sure how anyone could possibly get into so many awkward situations.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Talking With You

I love our talks. How we can talk all evening and still have things unsaid when we say goodnight.


Grey skies
Gently falling snow
It swirls around the yard before settling on the trees the fence the grass
Covers the new growth in a gentle blanket
Tomorrow it will be gone again
Or maybe on Friday.

Good Morning

When your boyfriend sends you a text that starts "Morning beautiful" <3 Just made my morning... Probably my day. Is that a little extreme? :)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Night Shift at the Tube Park

The joy on a little girl's face when I push her tube down the hill. The smiles and laughter when I say 'yes, I can spin you down the hill'. The utter exhaustion of moving mat after mat, and still having more to move. The feeling of peace driving home so late at night, almost the only one on the road. Bed.


Little black squirrels, munching on the bird seed already picked through by the birds. The stuff that has been dropped on the ground in mounds. Birds flit from branch to branch. Piano music. Working in the melting snow.


Heating pads
Baseboard heaters
Little dog
Cozy shirts
Favorite hoodie

Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Lovely almost-spring day
Sunlight shooting across open blue skies
Piles of snow slowly shrinking
Natural light streaming in through the windows 
Brandon and Jacob playing chess
Silent house except for Jacob's constant chatter
Sleeping dog, chirping bird