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#MicroblogMondays 49 – What is an expert?

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Today’s NaBloPoMo writing prompt states, “Everyone is an expert in something. Tell us three things you’re an expert in.” You know, I struggle with applying this claim to myself – even when it comes to expertise in silly things! – and suspect my issue might lie [click to continue…]

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gratitude

Sometimes I forget just how privileged and blessed I am to enjoy so many things which I often take for granted as being basic parts of everyday life, yet which many others in this world either don’t have or must struggle to obtain. I forget, and I grumble when [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – July 16-31, 2015

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So July is now history, August is upon us, and summer is halfway over (can you believe it?!). But before we say goodbye to the old and move on to a new month of blogging, I invite you to have a browse through the second half of my July photos for the [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Circle

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I ran out of coffee beans this morning (the horror!), and was forced to make do with a cup of instant (twice the horror!). Peter drinks instant coffee all the time, but I’m not a fan; still, I must admit that it was great to have a backup caffeinated beverage in place [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 54

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Whew… this has been a busy, busy, BUSY week of tangling – FAR busier than normal! Why? Well, when I read in the latest Zentangle® newsletter that the 2016 schedule for CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) training will be announced in about a month from now, [click to continue…]

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gratitude

Happy, happy weekend! The sun is shining brightly today after a stormy yesterday, and the world outside my window looks all fresh and clean and brand-spanking new. I’m so glad you stopped by to share some gratitude today – welcome! [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Summer

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One of the first visible signs that the summer season has officially kicked off in Windsor is a change in the landscape of our riverfront plaza: the arrival of the colourful rides, games of chance, and carnival treat booths of Summerfest. So for today’s Photo Friday [click to continue…]

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Let’s Party!

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I haven’t tackled any of the writing prompts for this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge theme of Connect recently – but since today’s is a rather fun one, I thought it would be a good opportunity to jump back in. Let’s party! [click to continue…]

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On the path to your goal

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Pursuit:
tackling with enthusiasm the gradual, uphill climb
clear of vision, destination, desires
energy expended bringing joyful successes
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Tangled Tuesday No. 53

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Time for another Tangled Tuesday! Whether you’re an Alphabet Salad and/or Ten Thousand Tangles newbie or a regular reader around these parts, I’m so very glad you’re here to share the joy of tangling with me (and do hope you’ll be back). Welcome! [click to continue…]

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When it comes to pursuing success, tackling persistent problems, or chasing dreams, I tend to take the eternally optimistic, keep on trying, “never never never give up” approach, believing that doggedly carrying on even in the face of struggles, roadblocks, or [click to continue…]

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gratitude

In some ways it’s been a rather tough few days in my corner of the world, as BlogHer ’15 happened this weekend – but not for me. Friends who’d arrived in New York City early started sharing posts and photos days before the conference even started, and [click to continue…]

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King of the Castle

This is new... #catsofinstagram #tuxedocat #tuxedocats #felixofinstagram

Felix got up there by himself – now if only he could figure out how to get down…

NaBloPoMo July 2015

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Photo Friday: Landscape 2015

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My choice for today’s Photo Friday “Landscape 2015″ challenge prompt was taken at my favourite Windsor park just this past May. It was originally done for a “Sun Flare” prompt, which was a challenge all of its own on an overcast day! [click to continue…]

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(Re)joining the Fitbit world

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A few years ago, way back in a mythical time when I was actually doing quite a bit of exercise (well, for me) and, perhaps even more surprisingly, actually starting to enjoy it (I know, right?!), I ventured into the wonderful world of fitness trackers – [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – July 1-15, 2015

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July started off with a bang for me – in the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge department, at least! – when my submission for “In the house” was chosen as one of the Fab 4 in the FMS PAD Facebook group. That sort of thing totally makes my day, and [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 52

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Once again I’ve had a very busy week of tangling, yet ended up with what seems like very little to show for it – but my latest big project is now complete (more on that below!), so I am ready to move on to something new. Welcome to another Tangled Tuesday! [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 46 – Caffeine Hangover

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I drank a LOT of coffee when I was in my 20s – sometimes five or six cups a day at work, and quite often even more later in the evening should I happen to find myself out with friends. And when I was in my 20s, I could actually handle it. [click to continue…]

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gratitude

Two things happened this week that have inspired me to put my friends at the top of today’s gratitude list. First of all, when a recent scheduled gathering ended up being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, my disappointment at [click to continue…]

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One of those days

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Today is just one of those days. I’m feeling a little tired, a little headachey, and a little disgruntled – not for any particular reason, but enough that it’s affecting my mood and turning me into someone who’s really not particularly fit company to be [click to continue…]

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