Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Still miss you, Mom

It's already been five years since my mom died. Kind of hard to believe. I still miss her, but more often than not, I'm smiling when I think of her... even when I'm missing her. She was a funny, generous and warm person, a wonderful mom and the best Bachan (grandmother).

Our hip & happenin' family in 1975

She loved her games and was deadly at our family favourite, RACK-O.

A "friendly" game of pool in 1972

Pedal-boating with Evan in Edmonton

A friend to all animals, here she is with Ringo of Coquitlam

At our 2002 wedding, Mom was in her glory with her collective pride and joy, all 11 of her grandchildren!

A much-loved activity - drinks and snacks with her big sister

I'll think about you when I pass through New Westminster, as I do every year on my trip to Vancouver. Love you always ♥

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Getting back into the rhythm of things...

Slowly getting back to the work-from-home routine, to motivating myself to get my butt into gear, to working on some new designs that have been floating around in my leeeetle brain. Still have to work on not getting sidetracked by this thing we call the computer. For a professional procrastinator, the computer is not always my useful and practical friend - surfing has led me to many an unproductive morning. But I digress!

My contract finished a few weeks ago and after a bit of a down, followed by a mad rush of job-searching and online application sending, I am now psyched to get back into my creative work. I'm doing a couple other big events later this summer, but this Saturday is the Journée des bons voisins, hosted by Rue Publique which I'm really looking forward to! St-Viateur will be closed to traffic and there'll be food, activities, yoga in the street and a bike repair workshop :) The craft show is organized by Old Skool Crafts and we'll be in the basement of St. Michael's Church, right on the corner of St-Urbain and St-Viateur.

Hope to see you there!