Hi friends...come on over to my Instagram

Hello out there friends. I haven't wandered onto my old blog much in the past couple years. I'm hoping to do some updates and more writing in the near future, and also try to fix some glitches and format of my blog (although I may need to recruit someone who knows what they're doing). Until then you can follow me and our crew over at Instagram. I've been posting "stories" most every day and photos occasionally. It seems that if I can't do it with my phone, and can't post something within a few seconds, it just doesn't get done. Blogging takes brain cells, time and some effort...which have been in short supply in recent years. The fog is starting to clear though and ideas are once again rattling in my brain.

If you just clicked a link and found my blog...welcome!  It's nothing fancy as you can see but I have poured my heart out into words over the past 10 yrs. I started this page a decade ago when blogging was new, my internet was dial up, I ha…

Reno Recap

This is a home renovation post that I've been meaning to do for a long time. I've been thoroughly enjoying my upsized living space for the past year. 
When we bought our house 15 years ago in a rural Saskatchewan hamlet it seemed huge to us. We had been living in a very small house at the time and only had one child, with one on the way. I couldn't imagine how we would ever outgrow our "new" 3 bedroom home.  It was an old farm house that had been moved into town by a previous owner and we paid $24,500 for it. No joke. That's what houses in rural SK were worth back then. At the time we were so broke that it was a huge leap of faith for us.  One I'm VERY glad we made considering how the cost of housing unexpectedly increased. It needed some fixing up but it was very livable. The fixing up could come later. 
Turns out it came much later but little by little we've made improvements on the house. In the past few years we've made the most drastic impro…