Tail End of November

In Toronto we have been fortunate to have a mild November and of course, we worry about greenhouse gases and climate change as the cause.  Matt’s garden shows signs that the lily’s and lilac’s are budding for a new season, confused by the above normal temperatures and warm sun.  I thought by now I would be scavenging Matt’s closet for a coat big enough to wrap  around my massive belly.  I considered that we might need to get to the hospital in the middle of a snowstorm and that this bundle in my belly would be a true winter baby.  The phone rings constantly with requests for updates but there is nothing new to report as this week is no different than the last four.  Our little girl is surrounded by the love of excited friends and relatives, and she has not entered our world yet; fashionably late and filling their hearts with anticipation.  Will this be a trait in her upcoming personality? 

I am enjoying this time to myself and have been reading a few excellent books and going to the movies ~ as shown below.  However, it will be wonderful to move again.  As it is Sunday, I look forward to listening to Garrison Keillor’s, A Prairie Home Companion, because it always transports me straight into Uncle Bob’s warm home in St. Paul, MN. 

The Year of the Flood             Buy The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger          Precious Poster

A culmunation of my scattered life…

I am sitting at my computer on the 40th week of my first pregnancy.  Now that I am off work for the next year, I find myself thinking about all that I have accomplished in 37 years, along with the various personal aspirations yet unfulfilled.  To wit, I gathered together my scattered journals filled with years of my creative writing.  With that initial idea, I started to review all my passions so that I could pass them on to my daughter, who will likely read more from a computer than from my library of books.  So, as a result, this blog will contain my writing, photos, favourite things, family recipes, and of course, my opinions on current events.  I hope that by blogging she will grow to understand me as more than her mother.