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Last week, on a beach walk with a visiting friend, we spoke of the big changes in our lives and how we were coping with the upheaval. Trish and her husband John had just been settling in to their Vernon … Continue reading
Here and There
Unlike some other adoptees, who grew up under a cloud of abandonment issues, my “rootless” status always left me with a feeling of absolute possibility. My borders were not defined. I did not look at my parents and see my … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Health and wellness, Nelson - British Columbia, Travel Tagged Campbell River BC, grief, moving while grieving, Nelson BC Leave a comment
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Remember when it was cool to be a renaissance person? Yeah, neither do I. I have to find a job. A real one. Not something Prez and I invented. Not the kind where I work ten to twelve hours a … Continue reading
Never Still Life
Packing. Again. On the move. Again. A thousand thousand thoughts swirl. Goodbyes and hellos. New friends left behind, reunions with old friends on the horizon. Even as I begin to mourn the loss of the ocean, I can see the … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Nelson - British Columbia, Ocean, Travel Tagged frequent travel, Nelson BC, Nomad, Ucluelet BC, wandering 4 Comments
Lit-tastic Awardsapalooza Extravaganarium 2012!
Hello from Chez Roney! Once again, Patty-Cakes and Martha have been kind (foolish) enough to take in the poor, the sick, the huddled masses. Or, well…us. And by sick, I do mean SICK. For those who have not been following … Continue reading
Not Enough Pie
Hello again from Home! Spring has reluctantly gotten out of bed. With disheveled hair and eyes half closed, she is trudging to the kitchen to pour a coffee and contemplate the long day ahead. Spring’s To-Do list: 1. Remove snow … Continue reading
The Belt Tightens
Hello again from Home! Mom, get out your eraser, we’re moving again. We’ll still be hanging our toques in Nelson but after recovering from the heart attack that was our last power bill, (thank you Nelson winter!!), we’ve finally decided … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Nelson - British Columbia Tagged budgeting, Moving, Nelson BC 2 Comments
No Kids, No Pets
Hello again from, (yet another new), home! Good thing Mom keeps our address written in pencil. Yup. Once again, we have relocated. This time the impetus, as you may have gathered from the last Coconut Chronicle, was the very young … Continue reading
The Winter of Our Discontent
Hello again from home! Today is the shortest day of the year. Or the longest night. You can decide which sounds best, though it’s not really one of those ‘is the glass half empty or half full?’ kind of things … Continue reading
Hello again from Home! A good friend once told me, “The thing, the greatest thing, is not to lose your nerve.” Those words have been swirling around among the gumballs in my cranium lately. More about that later. … Continue reading