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FO - Tagg

Friends of ours announced several months ago they were expecting (I think I may have posted about this, but I can't remember and frankly I'm too lazy to go back and look) a child together. They both have older daughters from previous relationships, but together they are expecting a boy.

I started knitting items for their little bundle when I found out they were pregnant, but for some reason this little sweater got set aside with one sleeve to go. I couldn't find the motivation to finish it ...

... until this morning when I read the Facebook post "It's baby day!" from my friend.

Motivation Activated!!

I haven't heard anything since that first Facebook post, so I'm hopeful everything is going well and their little boy will be joining the real world very soon. :)

Number One

Happy 1st Birthday Cecil!! We didn't think he'd make it, but we certainly are delighted he did!

Run Dates

It has been a long time since Jenny (my best runner friend) and I have had a run date with each other. Life got busy and complicated and something had to give. Unfortunately it was the run dates. Now, however, life seems to be settling back into a better routine - KNOCK WOOD - and we have been able to start with our weekly run dates today.

I forgot to get a run date selfie, so this is going to have to suffice. It was my first run since early March. Not too shabby, though I am willing to bet I'll be a little sore tomorrow (and the next day) until my body gets back into the swing of things.

We've already planned our date for next week! I can't wait!


Nineteen years ago today Michael and I vowed to love, honour and cherish one another until death do us part, through the good times and the bad times. We have had so much love and laughter, the good times are plentiful and wonderful. We have also been tested harshly by the bad times: finances, arguments, sicknesses ... but we have always come through the other side stronger than before. 

Michael is my rock. My best friend. I cannot imagine going through any moment of life without him.

Here's to another nineteen (and more!) years of living life, the good, the bad, the ugly, with this amazing, crazy and passionate guy. xoxo

Feline Fridays

Oh to be a cat and have all the time in the world for napping.


As you know we are an RVing kind of family. We have been towing trailers since we bought our first 1978 pop-up in August 2009 (actually it was Ethan's 2nd birthday). It was an old smelly little pop-up trailer with patches in the canvass (some we put in and some that were there when we bought it). I think we paid $250 for it. It was a fun little trailer. She was aptly named Patches.

Soon, however, our family outgrew it and we needed something with a little more room and a little easier to set up, so we sold Patches to another family looking to try out trailer camping. In August 2011 (actually, coincidentally, it was Ethan's 4th birthday) we bought a 1998 Coleman Casa Grande pop up trailer. This one had a tonne more space due to having a slide out dinette. Michael named her CC, as in "Canvas Castle" because of her size over Patches. Eventually as the children matured (especially having a daughter who wanted more privacy) we sold CC in October 2013.

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Cecil's Fundraising

First: I don't know if any of you actually read my blog, I'd like to thank everyone (again) for your support and donations last month with Cecil's vet bill. We successfully raised a little over $600. Cecil is doing wonderfully and we are so happy to have him continue to be a part of our R5 family. 
Second: the financing Michael and I were waiting for (since early August) finally came through for us last week and we are able to breathe again. Breathing is nice. As a result we have decided to, in 2018, match and donate dollar for dollar, the $600+ raised for Cecil to one of our favourite cat rescues. 

We will forever be grateful for your kindness.