I could have ignored marijuana for a long time. Similar to most non-smoking British Columbians, the preponderance of it at any concert venue only elicited an eye-roll from me. I never thought much about it’s legalization or decriminalization. People seemed to be able to buy it and smoke it with little consequence. When I run along one of Vancouver’s richest neighbourhoods, Point Grey Road, as people are coming home from work, marijuana seems to be the equivalent of an after work beer. The air is skunky with it.
Every other year our family buys a pass to The Vancouver Aquarium. The boys are so wide-eyed fascinated by all the sea life and on each visit discover a new creature to study. Conversely when we’re out on nature walks they’re thrilled by the slightest sign of wildlife whether it’s a bird or bug. Often at home they will want to learn more about the animals they have seen and so we’ll peruse the WWW for more info.
Some days I look at my life and I can’t believe how good it is. Not because of any thing I’ve done to deserve it. It’s grace, upon grace, upon grace that makes me overwhelmingly thankful. On Saturday the boys and I spent the whole day together, from sun up to sun down, exploring Vancouver and swimming at the pool.
I’ve never written about TV or movies here. Ever. There are two main reasons: I don’t have time to watch movies although I find it an enjoyable activity and have movie pass cards up the ying yang from Christmas and two, I never think to talk about the TV I watch. Mostly I don’t talk about TV because I get bored of seasons 1/4 of the way through. If it doesn’t hold me until the bitter end, it’s not worth recommending. But then recently I was in a messaging conversation with three of my best text friends (girls I love but don’t see nearly enough) and we were talking about current Netflix series we’re into. I realized I actually had something to contribute.
Runway to reality can be a wide divide for folks living on a dime (hi) but it doesn’t mean the runway can’t serve as style inspiration. I was repeatedly drawn to images from the Pre-Fall 2015 collections of the colour combinations of camel, navy, and white.
I know these photos are completely ruined by the electrical outlet but Lightroom and I were having a bit of standoff and I finally let the outlet be. It’s there. It’s ugly. And now that I’ve drawn your attention to it, please ignore it : )
You’ll have heard of “mom style” right? Well I think it’s hogwash. As I’m driving the streets of Vancouver in my awesome Toyota Sienna I see gorgeous, stylish women strapping on their Ergos or hauling their Bugaboos out of the back of their minivans while looking amazing. I’m inspired by these women and I seek to emulate their style because it’s a reminder that all stereotypes breakdown at some point.
I am swelling with thankfulness as I look at my year in review. Although sometimes the year seemed to be one wave after the other of sick children and sleepless nights, in the midst of it all there was tremendous blessing. Somehow, I also managed to accomplish a few career goals which has given me relief to know that I am moving forward instead of being stagnant in my work.