This is what winter in my part of Canada looks like. You will notice a dearth of snow, ice, and sled dogs. We have our own winter beauty – a quiet, chilly beauty.
We don’t get much snow here, and we mostly live in a state of grey dreariness from November until February. The trees have lost their leaves, it gets dark by 4:30pm, and everything is wet.
While other parts of the country are turning into a snow fest winter wonderland, in Greater Vancouver, we have this. It has its own beauty.
This morning’s Sunday morning walk was along the local dyke, while it drizzled, and the sky was grey, but it was so beautiful and refreshing to walk along the farmland, while the geese and dogs and chickens enjoyed the damp morning.
It has its own beauty and I am grateful to be able to get out and enjoy it.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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