Sunday, June 21, 2009

Aboriginal Day in Edmonton, Alberta

We attended Aboriginal Day celebrations at the Alberta Provincial Legislature Building grounds yesterday. Although I am unsure of who was the host for the day, we had a fantastic time. There were alot of activities for children, and there were many informational booths for First Nations persons who were looking for resources for school, work, health and just about anything else you could imagine. There was entertainment, art, and things to do and learn about. I was however disappointed with the lack of authentic food or gift/craft items available for sale. Somehow I thought that in a city this size, with a large First Nations population, there would be alot of concession tables.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Last night, I got to thinking that perhaps if I ever want to accomplish something in the field of writing, then I have to start somewhere. I have some writings in a folder on my desktop, but no one other than me has ever seen them. I started writing a story sometime ago and let a couple of people see it, but it hasn't gone any farther. In order to think of myself as a writer, I must write. I think that right now the easiest way to do that would be to blog.

Let me tell you a bit about myself. I am a 37 year old mother of 3 wonderful children; a 19 year old daughter, a 10 year old daughter and a 1 year old son. I am in a commom-law relationship with a wonderful man who has shown me that life is for enjoying.

I have many interests including reading, writing, personal finance, simpler living, knitting, creating, and travelling.

I have so many ideas floating around in my head that I want to talk about, discuss, and expand on that I feel some days that I will never run out of things to say.

In the next few days, our little family is leaving on vacation (or is it stay-cation as we are not leaving the country) for two weeks. We will be driving from London, Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta to visit family, and seeing a bit of our wonderful country along the way.

until next time...