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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Where has all the time gone?

So... I totally realize that it has been over a month... (yes, one whole month!) since I last blogged.  I'm Sorry!  But I have a good excuse... I have taken on a number of new projects and we have had very busy weekends (as you will soon see).

You can check out one of my projects here: Lifecycles Project.  Officially, I'm helping out with Communications for Lifecycles (a local non-profit working on food security).  Unofficially, I've done everything from answer phones to teaching fermentation classes.  I'm teaching sauerkraut making to a bunch of 13 year-olds this week... I wonder if they'll be as wowed by the wonders of probiotics as I am?  At least they grew their own cabbage!

Anyways, my time has to come from somewhere, so the FermentingForFoodies is down to once a week posts, and this blog has completely fallen off the map.  However, our life is (may be?) slowing down.  We don't have too many plans for November through to next summer which might mean more time on my weekends to blog! (Note, I said November... we're pretty busy the next few weekends... visitors and trips mean that my free time to blog centers on the "none available" side of things, but I will be having plenty of time for fun!)

So what have we been up to since August?

Well... we did a Labour Day cycling trip to Thetis Lake. I carried much of the gear and Uliana in the Boxbike and Nikolai managed on his zippy red bike.  Kudos all around! (I figure I'm allowed to pat myself on the back for cycling anywhere with for 100lbs of extra weight).

We had the first day of school for both Nikolai (grade 2) and Uliana (the youngest person in her preschool).  Uliana LOVES preschool.  It has dramatically improved her mood, making me wonder if we were just under-stimulating at home?
We also went to the wedding of our good friends Dylan and Nancy.  They rented out a whole resort just north of Courtney (3 hours up the Island).  It was a great big fest of happiness and love. We all ended up sharing cabins, and there were kids all over the place.  It was a good thing we brought Uliana's runner bike... it was a long way from our cabin to the party (some butterfly wings also helped to carry her along).  And Nikolai liked the tire swing, the bouncy castle... but most of all he loved the giant-sized checkerboard.

Lastly, here's a picture of Nikolai's Jack-o-lantern smile.  Just in time for Hallowe'en!