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Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 44


What’s on your gratitude list as we bid farewell to August and look ahead to fall? I’m grateful for the ever-nearing opportunity I’ll have to see my family and some old friends when I visit Victoria in October – now that September is practically here, it seems like my trip is that much closer, [click to continue…]


“Trying again” check-in

healthy living

A little while back I shared that I was trying again – that is, getting myself back on track with healthy living in order to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It’s only been a few weeks since I made that decision, but I thought it was time for me to check in and let you all know how I’m doing. [click to continue…]


Photo Friday: Warmth

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My choice for today’s Photo Friday picture actually has a double meaning related to the “Warmth” prompt. The first is obvious – flaming saganaki! – but the second is the “warm” memories I have of the occasion. The photo was taken a year or so ago when three friends and I had dinner at [click to continue…]


My two cents’ worth on working from home

Working from home

Almost three years ago now (I truly can’t believe it’s been so long!) Peter and I moved to Windsor, Ontario and I started working from home (part time) for my employer in Victoria, BC. Though I’d never really seen myself as the work-from-home-type prior to giving it a try, I quickly discovered [click to continue…]


12 Most Effective Keys to Living a Meaningful Life


While we each may express it in our own unique style, and our individual paths will twist and turn in different directions along the way, I believe that we all share a common desire: To live a meaningful life.

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Tangled Tuesday No. 17

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

For whatever reason, I struggled with a bit of tangling fatigue this week, and didn’t get as much accomplished as I’d planned on doing. But what’s worse is that I kind of had to fight my way through a lot of what I did work on, and wasn’t overly happy with some of the end results. So I’m afraid [click to continue…]


A new year is coming!

Autumn Leaves

Now that the last week in August is here, my thoughts inevitably begin turning towards September. And ever since I can remember, September has always felt like the beginning of my new year – much more so than January ever does – so there’s a certain anticipation in the air, as though a [click to continue…]


Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 43


It’s been a fairly quiet week for me. Peter and I have put ourselves on a rather strict budget for the next while, and haven’t really been going out much (apart from our weekly trivia evening) or doing anything particularly exciting… so right now my gratitude is pretty much focused on [click to continue…]


That ship has NOT sailed!


Once upon a time, Peter and I bought a pair of bicycles. It had been years since either of us had been on a bike, so our excitement was tinged with a touch of nervousness as we each hopped on board and pedaled our way to the end of the driveway and down the street. [click to continue…]


Photo Friday: Architecture

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Today’s Photo Friday selection is another picture taken from the Windsor side of the Detroit Riverfront, just a short walk from my house. I was tickled by the juxtaposition of the quaint wooden birdhouse against the steel and glass of Detroit’s skyline – two completely different [click to continue…]


Organ Donation Part 2: Talk to your family!


After reading the comments on the post I shared yesterday (World Organ Donation Day: Are you registered as an organ donor? Are you SURE?), I thought I’d do a follow-up for those of you who might have missed a key point that was made by some of my readers.
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heart in hands

This past week, in recognition of World Organ Donation Day, my friends at Write Tribe held a blog carnival where bloggers were encouraged to write and share their own posts related to organ donation.

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Tangled Tuesday No. 16

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Well, this week I hit the 500 posts milestone on Ten Thousand Tangles. Yay me! While actually getting to ten thousand tangles is still pretty far off in the distance, I think reaching the 500 mark after just over a year of tangling is not too shabby at all. Happy Tangled Tuesday! [click to continue…]


Some questions on self-image


What if you suddenly discovered that some long-held, deeply ingrained, negative belief about yourself was a complete and utter lie?

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Today’s Gratitude List – Linkup No. 42


This has been quite a week, hasn’t it? Though my own personal corner of the world is fine at the moment, it sure does seem as though the news has been exceptionally full of sadness and strife over the past little while. Perhaps that’s all the more reason to take a few minutes to stop and [click to continue…]


Photo A Day Challenge – August 1-16, 2014


The August Photo A Day Challenge is only half over, but already I think it’s one of my favourite months yet. For whatever reason I’ve been really satisfied with several of the shots I’ve taken, and have felt as though my creativity has been bending and stretching. It’s a good feeling, and I’m [click to continue…]


Photo Friday: Moody

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It didn’t take long at all for me to decide which of my shots to use for today’s Photo Friday prompt! I took this one in May when we were outside doing some cleanup in the back yard, with Oscar and Felix supervising from Peter’s office window. I tweaked some settings and added some filters and [click to continue…]




This morning I got going a little earlier than usual, as I was expecting a delivery and wanted to be sure I was awake and dressed and didn’t miss hearing the doorbell.

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Sometimes a blogger who’s doing her best to post something every day throughout 2014 faithfully tries to write, but her thoughts and feelings about all the wars and death and sadness and pain in the world come out as a jumbled, incoherent mess, so she decides to be honest with her readers [click to continue…]


Tangled Tuesday No. 15

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Has it already been a week since my last Tangled Tuesday post?! It’s sure been a busy one, full of fun and socializing and exciting news and even a big giveaway… but I still managed to find some time for tangling, so here we go!
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