Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dreaming a little

Ever since I found out that we will be moving to the Chilcotin region of BC I Have been daydreaming about what life will look like for us there. Although quite isolated, it is not without its charms. I've been told that the skies are big and blue, that the lakes are lovely for swimming in, and that the canyons and streams are stunning. From what I hear in the weather forecasts, it has already started snowing there so I am excited about the prospect of another white Christmas. I am really looking forward to decorating our new home for Christmas,although I doubt I will be able to make my traditional wreaths, as evergreens do not grow as abundantly in that region. Hmmmm Christmas... I am already so excited! I started playing Christmas music yesterday and I am starting to decide what I am going to bake. I love this photo - it makes me feel giddy :0)

I can hardly wait to unpack all of the belongings that have been in storage for nearly two years now, as I almost forget what I own! My husband and I purchased some incredible things when we traveled around the world last year and I am looking forward to be being able to display them. A few of my favorite items include a handmade blanket composed of green and blue saris purchased in Rajathstan, India and an antique ebony hippo from Africa.

We will be moving into a home that has been specifically set aside for RCMP families, so I have no idea what it looks like. I am rather excited about that fact, although I should be a little afraid as well. In any case, even if it is hideous I am sure that I can make it livable and possibly even inviting. I am already daydreaming about how I will decorate each room. Last night I was feeling particularly creative so I started reupholstering a chair I purchased from Craig's list some time ago. I will post some picture of it when it is finished.

My little girl recently started crawling and I am certain she will enjoy all the boxes that will be strewn about. She is such a delight these days I am looking forward to watching her and her dad interact with each other. More than anything I am excited about having a husband again, instead of a long distance relationship. Nearly six months have passed since he left for depo and I am starting to miss him dreadfully. I'm doing my best to distract myself. These lovely little parcels are a nice little diversion....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Limbo Land"

I am more than ready for the next chapter of my life to unfold. I feel like I have been living in "limbo land" for an endless amount of time. While my husband is slogging away at depot in Regina and I have been renting a small room in my parent's home. All our worldly belongings are in a storage unit and have been there for nearly two years. We did own a home for a period of time but sold it when the market was red hot and traveled around the world for 8 months. It was the most life changing decision we ever made...... aside from choosing to have a baby. Now that trip is nicely tucked away in photo albums after hours of uploading and editing and our daughter Amelia has stolen the limelight. She has been my constant companion and roommate since he left for his training six months ago. I don't know how I would have coped in my husband's absence if I didn't have a sweet, cuddly baby consuming my every waking moment. As delightful as the past six months have been - visiting Heidi and Annabelle in Norway for five weeks, a week long road trip on Vancouver Island, and lots of time at the Lake - I can't wait to have my husband back in my arms and in our life. I am also ready to have my own home again - someplace to let loose and not worry about being in any one's way. That being said, my husband graduates in a mere 23 days and we still have not clue where we are going to be posted to. I would love to know where we are going so that I can search for a home and learn about our community. Instead, I have been wiling away the days singing to my baby, scrapbooking when the inspiration hits and enduring sleep deprivation. I need to focus on being content. I really have so much to be thankful for - my family, a healthy baby, an incredibly supportive community of friends and a husband that loves me.

This is an old picture but it makes my heart happy so I thought I would share it with you.

Friday, November 6, 2009

According to me

Today I was catching up on blogs that I haven't visited in awhile and I was encouraged by quite a few of them. My dear friend in Norway wrote "11 reasons I am glad to be a stay at home mom" . It reminded me to look at the positive side of motherhood. I have decided I should compile a list of my own.... I'll start with just 5 and add to them as the weeks go by.

1) Being able to wake up slowly, even if that means being clawed in the face by a cute baby that wants to play.

2) Having a fantastic excuse to excuse to stay in and wear my husbands pyjamas.

3) Playing with beads, paper, blogs, and my camera while my baby peacefully sleeps in the next room.

3) Being able to help out a friend or a neighbor in a moment's notice.

4) Being able to go for long walks and bike rides with my baby when the inspiration hits.

5) Being able to take my baby to fun groups like mother goose. We LOVE to sing!

I thought I might add a few interesting tidbits of info about me.

When I was a child... I climbed in otter holes and fell out of many a tall tree
I can't imagine my life without... delicious things to eat
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... walking through a lovely forest filled with ferns
My least favorite chore is... cleaning the bathroom
If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... survivor
If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... something from etsy.com
My guilty pleasure is... cheesecake ...ahhhhh
I thought I would never... host a Tupperware party :0)

Tag - you are it Heidi!

The delight that is fall

"Autumn -the year's last, loviest smile".

My heart soars when the blustery weather catches an armload of color and hurls it across the expanse. I love the variety of color scattered at my feet when Amelia and I plod down forest paths.

I adore the bright surprise of pumpkins in a muddy Field. I giggle at the sight of plump squirrels scolding me from a branch, their voluminous tails flitting about. I love the smell of pecan pie and apple cider wafting out of a bakery.

Another thing I look forward to every fall is a visit to the Laity Pumpkin Patch. The gourds, pumpkins, goats and corn Fields really make me giddy. It is as though I become a child once again.... darting about petting the cows, marveling at the turkey, cooing at the baby chicks.... longing to scoop them up and take them home with me. One day I will have a little hobby farm. I will have chickens of all varieties and Flemish giants (huge rabbits).