My response to today’s Photo Friday “Brightly Lit” prompt is actually a two-fer. Initially I had one photo in mind, then as I was searching for it I came across another that I thought seemed particularly appropriate, so in the end when I couldn’t choose [click to continue…]
Today there is cause for a milestone celebration in my little corner of the blogosphere, as this is – wait for it – the 1,000th post I’ve shared with you, my readers, since opening Alphabet Salad in August, 2009! I’m pretty lousy at math, but [click to continue…]
Today? I’ve got nothing to offer. NOTHING. In fact, I think I’m in a deficit when it comes to cheerfulness and positivity, because things just aren’t so very much fun around here these days (and are unlikely to improve in any meaningful way until after [click to continue…]
As a sort of continuation of yesterday’s post, today’s happiness is brought to you by the satisfaction of a fun job completed – in this case, dividing all the goodies I bought and distributing them among 80 little treat bags, ready to be handed out [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a whole ton of treats! No, they’re not for me (my idea of a treat is more along the lines of a bag of chips!) – rather, they will be assembled into tiny decorative bags and distributed this coming Friday [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a sunny Sunday afternoon with time to curl up on the couch with an assortment of creature comforts – soft blanket, a fluffy cat or two, hot cup of tea – and a book I’ve wanted to read for quite some time but never [click to continue…]
Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know that I love organization. Along those lines, you might even remember that in spite of my adoration for electronic gadgets (particularly my iPhone), I actually prefer using a paper planner to [click to continue…]
I didn’t think I had anything to share for today’s Photo Friday “Translucent” prompt, but as I scrolled through my archives I found a picture I took a short time ago which I thought would work quite well. It’s the view through a privacy window on the [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by my fluffy goofball Oscar. Before I got out of bed this morning I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and Oscar – as he usually does – was walking all over me, getting in between my face and the iPad [click to continue…]
Today has not been a happy day for Canadians. For those of you who may have missed it, there was an attack this morning at Parliament Hill in Ottawa that left two dead and several others injured, and at the time of writing the situation is ongoing and [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a tangling-related tidbit from my time in Victoria – a photo of one of my very earliest Zentangle1 tiles that’s now framed and hanging in my sister Dee’s place.
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Once again I’m getting ahead of my usual Tangled Tuesday post (it’s still Monday, isn’t it?!), but things are moving along and I just have to share! Continuing on from my announcement the other day that I’d finished my tangled alphabet, [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a delicious snack of WildFire Bakery bread, toasted and buttered and spread liberally (what can I say? I like a little bread with my jam!) with Mom’s chunky pear-ginger jam (AKA My Very Favourite Jam [click to continue…]
I almost can’t believe that this moment has actually arrived… the long-anticipated moment when I announce that I have now finished tangling the letter Z, and so today’s happiness is brought to you by a COMPLETED tangled alphabet! [click to continue…]
Yes, I’m back in Windsor… but as it turns out, today’s post is still going to be rather Victoria-centric, so please bear with me!
My time in Victoria was absolutely marvelous. I saw people I wanted to see, did things I wanted to do, ate food I wanted to eat, and went places I wanted to go. It was fun, and relaxing, and nostalgic, and eventful, and overall simply wonderful – a visit [click to continue…]
My sister and I spent part of this afternoon – my last day in Victoria – at Fisherman’s Wharf. We dined at Barb’s, enjoying some of the best fish and chips, tartar sauce, and coleslaw I’ve ever tasted… wandered around looking at the colourful floating [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a box of freshly-made Chinese honey buns (also known as cocktail buns). This particular sweet, coconut-filled dessert is one of the treats I often enjoyed when I lived in Victoria, so when we found ourselves back [click to continue…]
Today’s happiness is brought to you by a trip downtown with my sister for a “Cosy Fall Drinks” tea class at Silk Road Tea in Chinatown. Silk Road is one of those Victoria-only shops that I wished I could pick up and carry with me to Windsor when I moved, [click to continue…]
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians, and Happy Sunday to the rest of you! Today seems to me like an especially appropriate opportunity to stop, consider our blessings, and express our gratitude for all that we have.
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