Tag Archive | games

Gratitude Gems: The Last Camping Trip of the Season

As this post is published, Tavis and I will be packing up our camping gear for the last time this year and heading home from a great weekend in Jasper.  Every year we go out there on the long weekend and enjoy games and hikes and campfires and happy hours and lots of other things […]

June Fitness Challenge: Planks & A Border Collie

We realized about two weeks in that we may have gotten in over our heads with our rescue pup, Harlowe. The day we picked her up, she had just undergone her spay surgery and was on medication for the next 5 days, so she was understandably subdued during almost the entire first week.  A few […]

The Chess Adventures Continue…

I sure am a glutton for punishment sometimes.  If last year’s goals taught me anything, it’s that sometimes forcing the issue really doesn’t help.  Take chess for example.  Sure, I learned to play chess, and it got me spending more time with my hubby doing something he likes to do, but did I ever come […]

Adventures in Chess – Argh!

I’m really not good at chess.  Try as I might, even with my hubby 3 pieces down, he’s still able to corner me and take me down.  And I really, really suck at losing.  Honestly I’m astonished that he’ll even play chess with me anymore. We played twice again recently and, surprise, surprise, it didn’t go well.  I […]

The Whole Point of “Tennis”

Wow I’m terrible at tennis! And just to be clear, in my dictionary “tennis” means whacking a tennis ball with a tennis racquet in or around the vicinity of a net; I don’t know the rules or how to keep score. I’d just be happy if my hubby and I were able to hit the […]

Adventures in Chess – Speed and the Stalemate

Tavis and I just celebrated our 2nd anniversary on July 1st, Canada Day, by camping just outside of Canmore for the long weekend.  It was a beautiful location and we were joined by some great friends who celebrated with us.  And on our first sunny afternoon there before anyone else had arrived was when I […]

Top 9 Reasons Why Summer Blogging Can Wait

I love summer which is why I’ve found it difficult to keep up with blogging over the past two weeks. There’s just so much potential for summer days, even if it’s doing nothing but drinking something cold! This means that we’ve found ourselves pretty busy. Seriously… my husband and I have a total of 3 […]

Adventures in Chess – Queen Down

Learning to play chess is mind-numbingly hard.  And I don’t mean that in a facetious way – it literally is incredibly exhausting mentally.  I have a hard time keeping track of where all my pieces are and where they have the potential of moving to, let alone anticipating my husband Tavis’ every move and how […]

Adventures in Chess – The Beginning

I played my first game of chess last Saturday morning.  There was beautiful sunshine streaming through our kitchen window as we made breakfast and had a lazy chat about what we might do that day when my husband suggested it.  I was feeling optimistic and in an overall good mood, so I agreed. Allow me […]