Friday, August 27, 2010

Meet a Lively, Helpful Blogger

Friday, August 27, 2010

Where I live, it takes nine or ten hours to catch a movie. The other day, three women friends and I decided to get off the rock and see how well Julia Roberts would bring off the movie Eat, Pray, Love. Two hours to drive to the city, about three hours for the movie, and two or three more for a meal and stops for errands and city-coffee, then two more hours to get home. Fun, but we sure don't do it very often.

One of the women I'd met only once, and I'm really glad I got to know her better on our movie jaunt. Why? Because Christine is a woman who knows  how to have fun, work hard and live her life in meaningful and positive ways. She's an ESL (English as a second language) teacher, a writer, mother and wife. And that's just the stuff I know about.

As we were getting acquainted, I learned that she has a blog, too -- actually two or three of them. Her main blog is called Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island -- Just a bunch of ramblings from a city girl gone country. Christine writes about her adjustments as she moved from Toronto to marry a beef farmer and live on a backroad of our beautiful island. She writes about her risk-laden pregnancy, the birth of their daughter three months early, and two months' worth of life in the NICU. She includes tasty recipes, too.

Everything I liked about Christine when we spent our movie day together comes through in her blog. She's real. She's lively and smart and funny. Without being a navel-gazer (which I certainly am at times), she manages to convey the challenges and the joys in her life in a straightforward way. Like many before her, she took on the major changes required to move from a big city to our small rural community...and she has done so with flare.

If you'd like to hear from another passionate Manitoulin Island resident, a young woman who loves family and friends, then check out Christine's blog: Random Thoughts and Musings from the Island -- Just a bunch of ramblings from a city girl gone country.


C said...

Oh, Kate! I don't know why I only just saw this today! Thank you for such a lovely post! You made me cry! :) Looking forward to seeing you again very soon!

~Crazy 4 Daizies~ said...

~very well written! I wholeheartedly agree that Christine is an awesome person and all-around great mother, wife, blogger, and friend. How was the movie? :O)

Kate Thompson said...

To C: I think we see what we need to see when we need to see it! How perfect that it worked that way for you today. I lookforward to seeing you, too. Maybe this weekend...?

To Crazy 4 Daizies: Thanks, and Christine is great, and the movie was okay but not great. I really like Julia Roberts, and I loved Eat, Pray, Love, but I was a bit disappointed in the movie. I'd watch it again on DVD, though.