Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lots of Family Photos

Family is quite the concept.

A few decades ago, David met Dorothy playing saxophone and so they got married and had five kids who all had 2-5 kids (2, 2, 3, 4,and 5 kids --- 16 grand-kids total). Now we're family. We rarely see each other but we love each other. We know each other to varying degrees, but I'm pretty sure each of us would go pretty far out of our way for each other. Most of us are also musically capable...

If only our name wasn't Hubert. I really am not fond of that as a last name.

My mom's side is hella rad too, but this isn't about that side... but do know that they're wonderful and I adore them too.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Same Genes

How lucky am I that, when my parents reproduced just two times, the two beings that were a result of that like each other.

I'm so, so grateful for my brother and who he is.

I dig his wit, his compassion, his selflessness, and his creativity. He figures things out and makes things happen.

I like drinking beverages with him and strolling with him and hanging out and being siblings.

Pictures are by Alex Staheli on our snowy morning hike/meander to the Dam at Big Creek.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Photo by Dani of my niece, Pearl, and I.
I want to be proud of being bipolar.
I want to feel like I can say it without feeling like I need to back it up with evidence that I won't smash them in the face.
I want to be able to say it and have it not be a thing (sometimes it's not -- maybe I'm the one who makes it a thing).
I don't like what bipolar is.

I'm not proud of it. I hate it. I hate that part of me. It makes me sick, literally. It's set me back. It's mucked things up. It's made me want to give up.

This isn't a message without hope. I'm stable, right now, and I'm doing ok. Things are sorting out nicely and I'm grateful.

But, even with meds managing the bipolar thing, it's still under it all and still 'causing waves and it always will. It will always be the forever roller coaster I never wanted to get on and can never get off.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

We Made Lasagna :: Sibling Teamwork *Grunt*

Friday night was pretty rad.

Ian, my brother, came over for the afternoon/early evening and we made lasagna together for my household.

There's a whole lot of layers in that lasagna, I think it's beautiful. Conveniently, it tasted good too. My favourite part was the time I got to spend with my brother and seeing people enjoy it.

Mom and Dad were invited as well and showed up in matching pajamas that Mom sewed for them to wear to the PJ Dance at their square dance club.

Peter Day 2016

Did y'all celebrate Peter Day 2016?

It involved eating food and stuff.

It involved yoga, video games (Dropsy!), running, running, thrift shops, chasing sunshine, cookies on the sidewalk, games, tea times five, Lilly the cat, being around Peter, Mark Lanegan, hair shaving, and the honour of getting to dress like Peter for a day!

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