Good Reads | TBR List Borden Angus Barrie Photographer

My TBR (to be read) list is HUGE. And it continues to grow. Each month I add more and more books to the list. The number of books I add to this list each month far outnumbers the books that I can read in a month. To tackle this growing TBR pile I have created by own little winter bookclub. I am already in 2 bookclubs so this bookclub has just one member – me. I can read at my leisure.


The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldson

Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin

Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia

Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn

Books 2 & 3 in the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness

To help me get through this massive winter reading list I will be carrying my trusty e-reader with me everywhere. My Kobo will be my constant companion. Come spring I hope to have made some progress with my winter reading list.

What books are you looking forward to reading this winter. I love getting book suggestions. Please leave book details in the comments. And happy reading.

~ Jody

365 Project

Another week in images.

20 October 2014

Today is a sad day for Canada and for the Canadian Military family. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was purposely run down by a car in a parking lot and later died of his injuries. Today Canada mourns and pays their respects.


21 October 2014

A rainy day means cute wellies.


 22 October 2014

Today mama, Aunt Cathy and I took a little road trip and explored Meaford and Collingwood. Small towns in this area of Ontario are beautiful. The wind blew my hair. Waves crashed against the rocky shore. And a lighthouse could be seen in the distance. The closest I have come to home whilst still being in Ontario. Georgian Bay, you are a gift.


23 October 2014

Yesterday was another tough day for Canada and for our military. Capt Nathan Cirillo was standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. He was shot in the back and killed where he stood as part of the Honour Guard. Today Canada stands together to pay our respects and to honour the memories of WO Patrice Vincent and Cpl Nathan Cirillo. Today we honour Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers for killing the gunman. Honour, respect, dignity and sacrifice. Our country was built on these values and our military embodies these values. Today Canada shows the world that despite the two acts of terror committed against our Canadian Armed Forces that we as a country and as a people who hold fast to these sacred values and at our core we will not be changed.


24 October 2014

Just a few weeks ago these trees were covered with vibrant leaves. Now they are bare. I know that before long the days and nights will get even colder and the snow will start to fall. I am trying to find beauty in the starkness of late fall.


25 October 2014

One of the items on my summer bucket list, which later got moved to the fall bucket list was going to St. Jacobs and doing the Mennonite Farm Tour. The day was perfection. The rain held off. The chill in the air was perfect. The wind blew fallings leaves everywhere.


26 October 2014

I looked out the kitchen window and watched as the most beautiful sunset appeared. I grabbed my iPhone to take a picture. Just as I press the shutter my friend called. She called to ask me a favour. She had to go home this weekend to see her grandmother who was not doing well. It was a trip to say good-bye. After a crappy weekend, she said that is was nice to be driving home and be greeted by such incredible beauty. This is that sunset.


Thank you for joining me for another week.

~ Jody


365 Project

Another week of images.


13 October 2014

Meet Chippy. There are some days when I miss Brittany so much that I think about adopting this little guy. Until then he lives in the front garden.


14 October 2014

Happy Mail. Ipsy Mail.


15 October 2014

My Aunt Cathy arrived yesterday for a visit. Today we went for a walk in the woods. And it was beautiful.


16 October 2014

Before I went to bed last night a fog filled the air. i could hardly sleep I was so excited. An early morning walk just after dawn in the fog with the damp air kissing me good morning.


17 October 2014

If you look hard enough you can still see signs of summer.


18 October 2014

A day trip to Niagara Falls.


19 October 2014

We used to have a cast iron snowman. Andrew would hide it in the strangest places and wait for me to find it. Today everytime I turn around Andrew is getting creative with a pumpkin.



365 Project

6 October 2014

This morning was a very early day. We were up before the sun. This is every day life for Andrew. For me…not so much.


7 October 2014

This morn I awake early. And was treated to this beautiful sunrise. Brittany had very pink skin. I see her whenever I see pink in the sky.


8 October 2014

Today we brought our sweet girl home. Her urn reminds me of beautiful sandstone found on Prince Edward Island. At some point in the future we will take our girl back to Europe and sprinkle some of her ashes in the Englash countryside where she loved to explore and to Brittany France to the place she was named after.


9 October 2014

Blue skies and yellow flowers.



10 October 2014

Today is our 6th anniversary. I lack the words to describe how much I LOVE this man.


11 October 2014

Mama arrived today for a 2 month visit. There are just times when a girl needs her mama. I am so glad that she is here.


12 October 2014

A sign that winter is getting closer.


Thank you for checking out another week.

~ Jody


365 Project

29 September 2014


30 September 2014

Right now I am just putting one foot in front of the other…


1 October 2014

I look at the sky at dawn and dusk and I see my sweet girl.


2 October 2014

I am trying to move forward but at time it feels like I am standing still.


3 October 2014

Afternoon snack.



4 October 2014

Tonight we are going to the Base Meet & Greet. It feels good to be getting dressed up and going out with friends.


5 October 2014

Part of dealing with my grief involves going for a walk. There is a trail close to our house. It smells like autumn and it is beautiful.


Until next week.

~ Jody

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