Sunday 30 June 2013


The last 7 days have been a whirlwind of activity. We celebrated Richard's birthday, had 2 surprise guests for sleepovers, I hosted a baby shower for my sweet friend and then two days later a dinner party for 7 people.

I feel like I've fulfilled my quota for cooking, cleaning, and doing dishes for the rest of the year already.

But it was so much fun! I want to take a moment and be grateful for this life I have. It is full. Full of people I care about, and people who care about me. It is unpredictable, sometimes crazy, sometimes a bit boring; but it's the life I want to live. I'm happy.

It wouldn't be possible without my social, outgoing, hospitable husband. He draws in most of the visitors we get. He invites them, I make it happen with fresh sheets, food, and drink. We both couldn't do it without each other. We truly need each other. Without him we wouldn't have so many guests; without me, they would get store-bought potato salad and some sort of meat drenched in barbecue sauce. Always. And no fresh sheets. Ever!

Right now I'm sitting outside on our (clean) deck (just needed to point that out onemoretime), it's 32 degrees Celsius in the shade. Summer is all around us! The ducks are quacking, Sheila is barking in the back, and the birds are chirping. Some sort of flower is giving off the most amazing scent.
I'm sitting here doing what I love, which is documenting this moment so I will never forget it; Rich is outside feeding his animals which gives him his own very special satisfaction.

Tomorrow is Canada Day, which is special to me because Canada has become my home and I'm very proud and thankful to be able to live here.

Life is good.

Have a happy Canada day!

xo Miriam


  1. What a week Miriam! Richard and Canada are fortunate to have you! (and LMH MI) Happy Canada Day!! :)

    1. That's what I love about Canadians, you're so nice! Thanks Carol, that's so sweet. Have a great Canada Day!

  2. Hi Miriam (and Richard ;)) Habe das alles verpasst, so ein Jammer ;( Lese dein Blog gerne, du schreibst sehr schoen. Geb Richard bitte ein Birthday hug von mir, vielleicht gibt es eine Gelegenheit irgendwann deine Bettwaesche zu benuetzen. Wuerde mich freuen! Happy Canada Day to you too! Love, Marijke


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