Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A trip down memory lane....


I was so excited when I saw this picture in a friend's facebook album. Do you know what it is? It is the BIG tree! For those of you that called Tahsis or Esperanza home at some point or another you would remember "the tree" as evidence that you were almost home. When I was a little girl asking. "are we there yet", my father would would respond with: "have you seen the big tree yet"? All three of us children would cheer for joy when it came into view.

It is still amazes me that we used to drive over six hours just to buy groceries. Ironically, I am living in a small community again and it takes about three hours (round trip) to get to the nearest supermarket. Sometimes I miss the convenience of darting out the door for a jug of milk, but being in the boonies has forced me to become more resourceful and plan out meals more carefully. I now have to thaw frozen milk when I run out. :0)

2 comments:

Heidi and Steinar said...

oh the days of frozen milk....have you heard of "once a month cooking"? you should look into it. you make all your meals for one month, in a day, and freeze it. sounds like a lot of work--kind of is, but totally worth it. my mum used to do it for us. it helps when you have to travel so far for groceries--you get a better idea of what to buy.

Caroline said...

What a great memory about the "big tree" Jocelyn! Wow, freezing milk, eh? That's crazy, but at least it's not foreign to you! Glad you guys are having fun up there. Here's hoping your next place will will be closer to groceries ;0)