checking out a local archaeologist's site
Buddy the camp dog a Little John site
driving 2hrs to get our groceries in Tok, Alaska
not a bad view if I do say so myself
Apparently Tok has an awesome playground! We'll be checking this out again!
Am I ever thankful for our playroom. This place is already used daily.
no leaves left on the trees.
the last clinging leaves.
the walk to Noah's school.
Katia finding some of the last cranberries.
hot chocolate is a must when it's cold and grey outside
Hello to you from blustery Beaver Creek.
Today the skies are grey and the wind is blowing. Only a few leaves are left clinging to the Aspens and the mountains are full of snow, a sure sign of what's to come. While I had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that Autumn is over here, I am slowly allowing myself to embrace the chill and to look inwards as we head into the long winter ahead.
Yesterday Noah, Katia and I layered on our hats and mitts and walked Noah to school. The sky was dark and the wind was blowing the last of the leaves across our path. It was sort of spooky and magical. I could tell that Noah liked it just as much as I did. The air was crisp and it felt so fresh.
Warm drinks are now a staple during the day, as is music, music has been keeping me going and I am so thankful for it. I am looking for ways to add peace, joy and calm into my days. Music helps in so many ways.
Speaking of of adding peace, I've been going to the gym a few times a week and have found it so helpful for my mood and my sense of well being. We have a gym right next door to our house, and when I go there to run and lift a few weights, the time that I have to myself is so therapeutic. I know that this will be my way of destressing over the winter when I can't get out as often. It's actually become something that I look forward to.
Lately things have been a bit rough in the parenting department. I don't want to get into too much (with details and such), except to say that, we have a very determined and strong willed little 23 month old on our hands. This past week we have had so many melt downs that I have been left wondering what happened to my happy little girl? I know that her behaviour is age appropriate, but when I am the one left to deal with the meltdowns ( ... after meltdown after meltdown), I just have to wondering if there is something else I should be doing. I have spoken with a specialist in Whitehorse (we have something called the Childhood Development Center which offers free consultations and help) and she gave me some good suggestions and strategies, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a very difficult stage. Maybe I have selective memory, but I just don't remember it being this hard with Noah. Then again, he was an only child at this stage and he had a lot more attention. Oh sigh! I could look at it from every direction. It still leaves me wondering. Like I said, I'm looking for ways to find peace.
And so that is it right now.