I don’t normally become attached to “things.” Things are disposable. They’re replaceable. They don’t hold your memories; your heart, your head and your blog preserve those special moments. For a long time then, “things” were easy to toss out. Until recently.
How do you make the best of the anniversary of the worst day of your life? Aug. 20 marked one year since Shep left us. I hadn’t been looking forward to the day, knowing I was the one who made the painful decision to end his life. I still struggle with that, even with the… Continue reading Remembering Shep: A solemn escape
It’s been all over my Facebook and RSS feeds. Some people tag or DM me and say, “You’d be perfect for this.” I smile and think, “Been there, done that.” Associated Press picked up a recent story from The Missoulian, detailing the droves of volunteers who signed up for the opportunity to spend a month at… Continue reading A gem in the middle of nowhere
I kept getting an error message on my phone. Low storage. I had to clear up space somehow. Without deleting valuable apps (and shaking my first at HTC for its bloatware), I knew I had to do one thing. Delete pictures.
I bought a dress. It’s the dress I plan on wearing to the courthouse or wherever we end up getting married. More on that another day (Vegas, anyone?) but first, ordering the dress. It may seem like a benign moment to some. It was, however, a small milestone on a recent journey of struggle.
I dreamed of a covered wooden bridge this weekend. Shep was on the other side with his big goofy smile and his tail wagging. He stood in front of mountains, blooming with alpine flowers. Neither one of us could cross the bridge for one last hug. But he let me know he was happy, healthy… Continue reading A farewell to my best friend
A couple of months ago, I attended a networking event in Kelowna and the group was discussing the impact of design on everyday life. But one young designer took it to another level. He steered the conversation into the difference between letting our technology guide our lives or making a very conscious choice to design… Continue reading New favourite app: One second of awesome every day
<tap tap tap> Is this thing on? Can anyone hear me? Have I completely lost the legions of people who kept coming back here for more? You know what I hate? Checking in on someone’s blog and seeing sporadic posts—one every three or four months— apologizing for being absent, for not writing, for not having… Continue reading Blowing off the cobwebs
I’m finally getting around to editing our pictures from camping at Heyburn State Park. Stay tuned for more!
It’s been nine years. Almost a decade since this idiot hairbag came into my life. And I say that with love. On the May long weekend in 2004, I made the drive from Calgary to Carstairs to pick up a homeless dog. He was the abandoned child of a pending divorce, a marriage that wasn’t… Continue reading Happy anniversary!