The Sammy Shuffle: part 15

Hey! So, I came across this article the other day and quite enjoyed reading it. It was really good! About 20 out of the 23 also apply to myself as a crutch user. I laughed out loud at #3, and #17... 🙂 Click to read the whole thing... 23 Things That People In Wheelchairs Have To Cope... Continue Reading →


Saturday Wanderings:

Saturday was a lot of fun. I spent the day with my mom and sister, exploring. Thrifty finds include Chicken Soup in Spanish and a fascinating NatGeo World Atlas from 1975 (that weighed about 10 pounds) for only three dollars. We stopped in at more than a few little bakeries, consignment shops, parks and restaurants,... Continue Reading →

Do talk to strangers!

There was an article written recently on a legit scientific study that concluded that talking to strangers actually increases a persons level of chronic happiness. You can read more about it here. I think chronic happiness is a rather weird way to put it, considering that the connotation around the word chronic is often one... Continue Reading →

Eat! And other things

Haha, ok. Seriously, I'm so, so hungry right now. Waiting for the rice cooker to finish cooking my rice is, quite frankly, torturous and inhumane. I need a moment to stuff my face. And a moment to give some serious consideration to Environmental Geography and First Nations of BC, which up 'til now, I admit... Continue Reading →

On weekends…

I really needed this summer, and I really benefited from it. It was amazing, truly. And I'm thrilled it's now fall. Everything is just moving along great --nothing earth-shattering; events have been varied but balanced, and incredibly satisfying, like a chef's salad 🙂  And... I'm so happy it's the weekend! Honestly, I'm just always happy... Continue Reading →

Kitchen Party

Grandma had a party to finish the summer. It happened on a tumultuous Saturday where Southwest BC saw the worst storm in a decade, with winds climbing over 80 kilometres an hour, power out across the region, murderously dark rain clouds, and of course, sheet after sheet of water falling from the heavens. The phone... Continue Reading →

JK Rowling

JK Rowling: A Year in the Life... I recently happened across this documentary on Youtube, scrolling through videos on various topics, looking to be entertained on a windy, rainy afternoon. Watching the first few minutes and finding them intriguing, I uttered a short I squeak of delight, jumped up to make a bowl of popcorn, climbed... Continue Reading →


I'm craving nachos so, so bad right now --Blackfish nachos with family and friends. I'm laughing at the phenomenon that is a reflection of the joys of summer; that each September I witness the community of crutching neophytes emerge en masse with broken limbs and sore muscles, bumps and bruises, and a complete innocence of... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 14

Getting Dressed: I love fall. I love the colours and the quiet and the rain, the lower temperatures, and early evenings filled with comfort food and books. One thing I will miss about summer, however, is the wardrobe. It's so easy to get dressed in summer. Shorts, undies and a t-shirt. Sundress or swimsuit. Done.... Continue Reading →

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