Life is full of new things right now.
I’ve become a Gramma, a published author, and the Director of Canada’s largest Christian writers’ conference, Write!Canada, all in one year. No wonder I’m having trouble falling asleep. My head’s brimming with ideas–for books, blogs, holiday get-aways, and new plants in my garden.
I live in a century-old, red-brick manse, tucked between a stone church and the Legion’s WWII cannon. It’s a 25 pound Field Howitzer, actually, but I don’t think details matter when it’s pointing at your bedroom window. My husband and I have lived peacefully under the gun’s watchful gaze for seventeen years. That’s the longest either of us have stayed anywhere.
I have been a chambermaid, telephone operator (think Lily Tomlin), registered nurse, and grocery store clerk. I am a pastor’s wife, mom of three adult boys and, as I said, a new Gramma.
I’ve lived coast to coast in Canada, from Vancouver Island to Labrador. I’ve visited various places in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cyprus, Israel, Ghana, and the Amsterdam airport, which means I’ve been to the Netherlands, too.
I like camping in cottages with indoor plumbing, collecting seaglass along the beach (any beach), and eating chocolate cheesecake (the really heavy kind).
I can be deeply profound and insightful, or so I tell my kids. They might have a different opinion completely.