My husband and I live in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.  Peter is a retired Air Force Firefighter, and now prefers to hang out with his buddies on the local golf course.  My son Matthew and his wife Anna live close by.  Matt is a tradesman and my daughter-in-law is taking courses as of September 2015.

Until the middle of October, 2016, we had a one-eyed Shih Tzu named Ming Li whom we served tirelessly–but, sadly, she was diagnosed with Cancer and has now gone to Heaven.  We now have a new fur-baby, a Shih Tzu named Xia-Li.  Her name means “a bright, rosy sunrise.” How appropriate since she is, after all, a brand new day for us.

Pete and I love to work together in our garden and one of our favorite things is to pack a lunch and head off to one of the many beaches in our back yard.  Together, we snoop through old book stores–Pete in the War/Military section and me in the Literature section.

I hold a Master of Arts in Integrated Studies with a Focus in Literary Studies from Athabasca University. I also have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies from Vancouver Island University, an Associate of Arts degree from North Island College, and a ESL Teaching Certificate from ITTT TEFL International.  Yet, I have not the slightest idea anymore what I will do with all this gosh-darn book learning.  I guess Peter and I will be good as long as we have a place to plant our tomatoes.

But life is a strange, funny thing–anything can and does happen…


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