05 September 2012

Working From Home...

When I'm in the Jaw, I have the lovely pleasure of working from home.  In fact, I think I work harder and get more accomplished from Canada than I do when I'm in the office - chalk that up to less meetings and more time to put my thinking hat on!

However, it can get a little lonely when you are working on your own.

Say hello to Wilson!

A colleague of mine was kind enough to send me Wilson when I first moved up to the Jaw.  He figured I could use some company from an office-mate that kept their opinions to a minimum.  Wilson is great company, but I think he takes way too many snooze breaks.

 Look at him all cozied up in the blanket!

Do you remember Wilson...from the movie Cast Away?

Yup...that's me and Wilson...erm, minus the crazy hair and arguments where I throw him off a cliff and I don't talk to him...and so...yeah...it's nothing like the movie.

In all seriousness, I am very grateful for the fact that I can work from home in order to get some much-needed time in with the husband.  I have a great job and a fantastic space from which to work...it even features a desk that the Mr. made for me when I first arrived up north!

It's my little working haven where I can sip a cup of tea, watch the weather change outside and crank out some serious hours on the computer!

03 September 2012

Getting Away from it All

Even if it is just for one night, Dave and I like to get away from it all.  Lucky for us, some good camping can be found about an hour from the Jaw at Lake Diefenbaker.  

We decided to spend one night out by the lake under the stars.  We packed up the car with a few provisions and the tent, headed out for a quick prairie drive and then set up shop at a walk-in site near the lake.

We rushed through the set up so we could get more down time by the water.  We sat in our chairs, not really saying much...just breathing deep and watching the mini-waves roll in.  When we got hungry, we walked back to our site, munched on some soba noodles we had prepared earlier in the day and got a good campfire going (one of my all-time favourite things about being outdoors).  

We have no idea what time we went to bed at, but we were cozy in our little home for the night and feeling that much calmer for having gotten away from it all...even if just for a night.

02 September 2012

August Top Picks

This wedding in Boston...her tattoo!!!

These wall prints.

I want to be Wild, too.

I love this blazer.

Awesome quote posters.

Fall...the most wonderful *and delicious* time of the year!

Excellent read on the Yukon via the New York Times.

Love this jacket!

Erm, I have a new YouTube obsession and I can't wait for more episodes of "Save the Kales!"