You know how when sometimes so much happens at once that it’s hard to know where to start and it’s easier not to say anything at all? That’s kind of what the last couple of weeks have been like for me.
So perhaps I’ll just point form it:
- My son Jordan got engaged to his now fiance Chelsea! He pulled a big surprise proposal by jumping out of the bushes as she was about to take a golf swing. So excited for them both! Wedding to take place sometime in 2022.
- Forest fires shut down highways in BC except for essential travel, which included the trip I made with my daughter so that she could have a medical procedure in Vancouver, a 5 hour drive away. I don’t like highway driving at the best of times, and it’s particularly eerie when smoke is billowing amongst charred forests. Thankfully, we've had rain since then and the temperatures have dropped. The fires are under control.
- << Photo of Vancouver skyline near our hotel.
Murder in London, a Rosa Reed Mystery #8, released to great reviews.
If you’re following Ginger and Rosa, you’ll read about them together in this book for the first time! And since most of us can't travel to England at the moment, here's your chance do it virtually, and as a time traveler too!
- Norm had a pickleball tumble and sprained his ankle and elbow. Fortunately he can still type! We are writing in tandem at the moment, book 4 in the Higgins & Hawke Mystery, Death by Dancing. I’m really enjoying getting back into Haley Higgins world in 1930s Boston and the research on marathon dances during the depression era is really interesting and sobering.
- it’s only just a month and a bit before Norm and I move into Scout (our RV) and begin our snowbirding journey. We’re renting out our home, so we have to go not matter what, even if the border remains closed to Canadians who want to go south. My ace in the hole is that I’m a dual citizen, so I can drive across. Norm, however, would have to fly and meet me there. Clearly, we’d rather the border opens, so fingers cross.
Well, I feel bit anxious just writing all that out and it’s not even all of it! Let me end by recommending a delightful, feel-good movie called CODA. Coda stands for Child of Deaf Adults. It's also a musical term, a play on words since the main character is a singer. You can watch it on Apple TV+ which only costs 5.99/month, which is close to what you’d pay to rent a movie elsewhere.
How about you? How’s your week been?