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Weekend Memories

Weekend Memories

We had tons of fun this weekend out in nature and though I tried to leave my phone put away for the most part, I couldn’t help taking advantage of the beautiful scenery (and the kids weren’t fighting or knocking each other out with mega blocks). So, yes, I snagged a few pictures 🙂

Before lunch the kids were ready for some play time and their favorite thing to do is to go to one of our local gravel pits and play on the hills.

There we sat on the top of a cliff overlooking one of the amazing valleys around our place. The farmer’s cattle were down in the valley and off to the right was a large pond, the sound of nature all around us. The kids were amazed by it all but mostly by the size of the cow poop. It quickly became a game of who could find the biggest pile haha! As they were all scoping out the valley for any mule deer, the sun was setting and I thought… I could park a tent right here and live the rest of my days looking at this for the rest of my life. Then I thought how much I would regret that and miss the conveniences of life we are accustomed to. It was a wonderful dream while it lasted lol.

I used to live in a city and although I loved it while I was there, I really love living in this tiny village (which in all honesty seems too big at times) and could never go back to a large city. I took a drive through my old neighborhood where I grew up , was raised , lived while I was ages 3-16 and it seemed so spacious and big while I was young. It felt claustrophobic and cluttered with large camper trailers and boats and too many vehicles and just not enough air. My sister-in-law lives in the house right across the street from my childhood home and while we were sitting there having our Thanksgiving lunch, I was staring right at the bedroom window I cried myself to sleep so many nights, the livingroom window that was always covered with thick, dark curtains that were rarely opened, the front steps that I cracked my head open on when I was small and playing outside. There were so many thoughts and memories that came rushing back and I thought WoW! I have grown so much since living there and look at this beautiful little family I have now that is nothing like the family I once belonged to.

And that’s what I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving. For the long road behind me, the random benches on the side of this road that I can rest on and enjoy the beauty around me before continuing on to the winding road ahead of me. The family in my past that taught me so much, my kids who are teaching me the most valuable lessons in life and the few people in my life that I feel I can trust.

Wherever you were this weekend, I truly hope you were in good company and felt blessed for all you have in life even if it’s not much. And know that even in those moments that we feel the most alone, there is always someone out there that has been touched by our presence or our words and they’re thinking of us right now.


By Angie

Hi! First off, thanks for popping in! I started this blog for a number of reasons and if you look through the posts you will see all sorts of randomness. I'm a mom of 3 living in a small village in Saskatchewan. We are a household that is on the go a lot with the nearest city an hour away. We love reading, going for walks, playing at as many parks as we can find and just hanging out.
I struggle with anxiety, depression, & ptsd but strive to find the positive in the every day ordinary moments and thank the good Lord for all the blessings I have :)
My Mental Health journey has recently reminded me of my love for all kinds of art, writing poetry being the first to reintroduce myself to. It's hard to open up and let those feelings flow after being buried so deep for so long.
I have a little bit of everything here so I won't take it personally if you don't like or connect to everything I write, but I do really appreciate you being here and sharing in this journey of me re-discovering my true self through words and thoughts that don't always make sense to anyone but myself :D

4 replies on “Weekend Memories”

My maternal grandmother live in the rural.
It was my home away from home.
It was quite common to see a deer, rabbit, and other animals wonder across her front lawn.
Children can learn to love nature by being surrounded by it.
I truly miss that place. I have often thought I would like to buy it back and live there.
However, I do have “Precious Memories”.

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I think that’s why I was so adamant about moving here. It was my second home, my safe place. We moved into a home only a block away from my Grandparent’s home and I was able to spend the last year of my Grandma’s life near her. It’s nice to have some good memories to look back on 🙂

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Sometimes, it is good to take a trip back down Memory Lane to see how far we have walked through life. Things (both bad and good) are not always what we remember from our youth. Glad you had some sunset memories to cherish. Not too sure about the cow flaps. We always had to dodge between them when we walked the pastures during my farm days. Not too bad if they are dry, but…. Cheers Angie. Allan

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