Posts Tagged ‘projects’

week eighteen

November 15, 2009


“Make your spirits bright. Wish.” The holiday season is kicked off. Not because of the Christmas decorations that are starting to pop up everywhere, nor the holiday commercials that started the day after Halloween. No, it was the return of the Starbucks holiday drinks, which includes my favorite, the Peppermint mocha.
Today started off great. An email from both my parents about their exciting adventures in Malaysia and the news that WFFT has rescued another elephant off the streets. This week has been about reconnecting about my passion for elephants and trying to weave this passion through my life.

good things (week eighteen).

. going for a walk with my aunt on the trail
. the most fabulous little tea room (the teeny tiny tea room in Peterborough)
. cooking a curry with courgette & aubergine for my aunt
. emails from friends checking in
. the first poetry submission for my elephant fundraiser
. a peppermint mocha and reading book jackets till closing time
. raking leafs in the backyard, fresh air and exercise
. taking on photographing duties for the historical society on remembrance day
. the kids from next door visiting, drawing elephants and writing on my arms
. watching the final of Battle of the Blades


week sixteen

November 1, 2009


This week was about adjusting to the slow pace until that job opportunity comes around. I am eager to get started, to decorate, to join, to immerse. But until then I need to practice patience, and mostly, keep the faith. In the meantime the Glee soundtrack is doing a good job of raising my spirits, with songs from Don’t stop believing” to Sweet Caroline”. The photo therefor is my ode to the fun series and its music.

good things (week sixteen).

. slowly finding some calm amidst the quiet
. getting elephant books from the library
. a wonderful night at the theatre, seeing Monkey’s story
. drinking a starbucks mocha (first since Canada return!)
. browsing stores, getting ideas for the apartment
. news from Cecilie
. cooking dinner for my grandmother & Brenda
. a walk on Halloween night to see the carved pumpkins and decorations
. dancing around my room to the Glee soundtrack

week fifteen

October 25, 2009


Most last minute photo so far. whoops! It was suddenly Sunday evening and I was waiting for my laundry to finish in the dryer.  It’s been such a hectic week, seeing the last bits of ‘fax, the phone interview and then the twenty four hours in the train and arrival in Ontario (such a different landscape from my beautiful Nova Scotia). Things are still uncertain, and my impatience is growing. I am not traveling and I am not home. It’s this bizarre in between place that could last for a long time.

good things (week fifteen).

. a beautiful afternoon in Point Pleasant Park talking with squirrels
. eating some comforting thai coconut soup
. trying out the B-Well sushi cafe in ‘fax
. making it through the telephone job interview well
. watching scenery go by from the train to Montreal
. white landscape as snow comes down heavily in New Brunswick
. arriving in Kingston, seeing my grandmother again
. catching up with Brenda over a glass of wine
. finding a pair of shoes in the mall, black flats at last
. skype chat with the parentals doing a lot to raise my spirits

week fourteen

October 18, 2009

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I’ve just come back from a day on McNab Island, where the weather held up well until the very end. We were fortunate. The landscape, the history and even the deer I spotted, didn’t quite distract me from worries about the future, money and how I am going to work out the logistics of possible job interview. But luckily, one organization has ok-ed my request for a phone interview, and I will be preparing for that as I head into this next week. On Thursday, I leave beautiful Nova Scotia to see family in Toronto. I know Halifax was never perfect, but it was indeed home.

good things (week fourteen).

. the most amazing fall colours I have ever seen
. a peanut butter mocha in Fredericton
. kandise & andre, and her family for making it an amazing thanksgiving
. a night of indian food and board games
. sushi in the bus back to Halifax
. bliss with fall harvest soup & rocky road mochas at Coburg cafe
. a job opportunity in sighs
. skype chat with the parentals
. lovely lunch catching up with Meaghan and stopping by the old office
. the magic that is the Halifax farmers market
. heading out for dinner to Mexico Lindo with Melissa
. day trip to McNab Island for hiking and learning some history