Meeting Louisette

                      I feel like I am beginning to find my rhythm in Québec City. It usually takes me a while to get adjusted, but in the last couple of days, I’ve gotten better oriented in downtown and I finally understand how the bus system here…

I’m Thankful For…

– chinook arches – fall colours – preparing dinner with friends – grandparents – the doggie – mum’s cooking – organic pumpkin pie (with maple walnut ice cream) – movies at home – lying on a sister’s bed and talking or doing nothing – lying on my parents’ bed and talking or doing nothing –…

Reflections and Blessings

I can’t believe my first year of teaching is over. I am left feeling bittersweet – I’m going to miss so many people. It’s incredible how much God has blessed me during my time here. It was nothing I even expected. I still remember my feelings of disappointment and loneliness when I had first arrived…

City Withdrawal

I spent the long weekend in the city with my dear friends from university whom I haven’t seen in what seems like forever.  It was exactly what I needed my long weekend to be. But now… I think I’m going through city-withdrawal. Ever since I’ve arrived back in this small town, I’ve been feeling so melancholy.…

Breaking into Summer

I am thrilled that the weather has at last decided to warm up after what seemed like 7 months of winter up here in the north! I was finally able to do summery things on the weekend and it was so wonderful to do so after being cooped up indoors for so long. Friday night…

Spring Break So Sweet

I can’t believe how fast my spring break went by! It actually got off to an interesting start. I was supposed to have an interview in another city on Monday so I stayed the weekend away from home only to discover Monday morning that the building where my interview is supposed to be was closed!…

Annecy on My Mind

Nearly four years ago, I visited the lovely town of Annecy with my friends while we were studying in France. As I recall bits and pieces of that weekend, I feel slightly wistful. That trip to Annecy was simple and quiet and lasted for only a couple of days, but I’ve always associated this memory…