One of the neat things about keeping a blog is being able to go back and see what you were doing in the past. This morning I went on a little trip down memory lane to see what I was doing five years ago in September 2017. It struck me that almost all the things I was doing I couldn’t be doing now during the pandemic at least not in the same way.
We enjoyed Burger week in Winnipeg. Our favorite burger was at the Schwarma Kahn restaurant run by former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obi Kahn. Here he kindly agrees to pose with me after I’ve enjoyed my burger.
My friend Esther and I had one of our sketching afternoons at the Folio Cafe.
I hosted a huge celebration for my husband Dave’s 65th birthday.
We attended the art show opening of our friend Les.
I was super busy giving tours at the Winnipeg Art Gallery of a new exhibit called Insurgence- Resurgence featuring Canadian Indigenous artists.
We visited Iceland with my sister and her husband.
We also did a cycling trip around Lake Konstanz in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
September five years later has been much different. No travel abroad. No large gatherings in people’s homes. No tours at the art gallery. Worries about social distancing. Anxious about whether the people around me are vaccinated.
Many good things have happened this September too and I am grateful for them, but I look forward to a year when my September will look more like it did five years ago.