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What I’ve Been Reading : The Home For Unwanted Girls and My Absolute Darling


I’ve been reading books very quickly lately.  My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent was a page turner for me. I was drawn into this strange world and even stranger circumstances and hoped for a happy ending. I read this book in just a few days and I recommend it if you’re up for reading through uncomfortable and unimaginable situations. Curious?

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman was read in 3 days, thanks to my new reading chair. This historical fiction had me in its grasp almost immediately. The story is interesting enough but the whole part about the Quebec orphanages turning into mental institutions, and its orphans into patients, in the 50s was fascinating and sad. It’s a book I highly recommend if you can stomach a heart-wrenching story of abandonment and greed.

Reading anything good? I’m on a roll!


A Clean House

I have only one problem with cleaning my house. I become a monster about every crumb left sitting around on the counter, even a small ring of water from a slightly wet cup needs to be dried up.

We hosted a little shared dinner the other night so I did a quick clean of the house. It was needed and sometimes having people over is the motivation I need to make it happen, you know, more than a tidy up. Once I had it clean, I couldn’t stop making my kitchen counter perfect. I was obsessive! I was thinking, no wonder I don’t do this all the time. It’s so nice to have a clean house but I hate always watching and making sure it stays that way. It’s exhausting.

It’s said that a clean house gives people joy but it, honestly, turns me into a snappy, tired, crazy person.

And then, Rod comes down and reads what I’ve been writing and says “You should clean up every drop of water.” and my response is “You should!” because I’m super mature.

Rick Kennedy Silent Auction

If you want to bid on any of the items for Rick and Kim’s silent auction on Facebook, the link is below. Lots of items to bid on and more being added daily. This community is a beautiful thing in the face of tragedy.


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EOW Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition 20th Anniversary

Edge of the World, Rock Paper Scissors Fernie, BC 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Edge of the World (412B 2nd Ave, Fernie)

“Edge of the World Fernie is hosting the 20th Anniversary of its Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition! Come down to the shop before closing and get ready to throw down.

It’s free to enter and the winner as always gets to take home a board of their choice from the store! Because it’s the 20th Anniversary we’re also going to be giving away tons of extra prizes so this is one you don’t want to miss.”

Fernie Family Literacy Day – January 24th

Fernie Family Literacy Day - Fernie Heritage Library

From Facebook:

“A special event to celebrate family literacy for ALL AGES – from early years to seniors. Join us for a night of pizza, writing, storytelling and making! We will be creating books with family stories, written from our roots. Writing stations, prompts and all materials provided. Brought to you by the Fernie Heritage Library and Fernie Early Years Team
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (or for more info) email fhlprogrammer@gmail.com. Limited spaces available.”

January 24th, 5:30-7:30pm
at Fernie Heritage Library

Fernie’s Visual Arts Club For Kids 7-11 Starts Today

The Abstract Lions art club is on! Our weekly Wednesday after-school arts club begins today and Raegan and I are super excited to get started. We will start with Line and continue each week with a different element of art. Drop-ins are welcome at $16/session but the kids still need to be registered. You can do that by going directly to: The Abstract Lion Art Club.

If you know anyone that might be interested, please feel free to pass on the information. Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45, upstairs at The Arts Station, for kids 7-11 years old (but if your kid is keen on participating we won’t turn anyone away) from January 23rd to March 13th.

Elements of Art - Arts Club for Kids in Fernie BC - multi-media visual arts

Fernie Brewing Co Take Over Bingo Night

I do enjoy bingo.

Bingo Night at The Northern with Fernie Brewing Co