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Photo Friday: Paradise

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I struggled with finding something suitable for today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt of Paradise. Probably the closest thing to paradise I’ve ever experienced was visiting Hawaii (The Big Island as well as Kauai), but that was a long, long time ago – [click to continue…]

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NaBloPoMo February 2015

Whatever happened to January?! Seriously, it feels to me as though we were just celebrating the holidays (though perhaps that’s because I STILL haven’t taken down our string of greeting cards – must get on with that!)… yet here we are, already, [click to continue…]

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Wildcard Wednesday No. 2

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Remember last fall when I did the 100 Happy Days Challenge, snapping and sharing daily photos of things that made me happy? When I was first introduced to the challenge I read a bit about the 100 Happy Days Foundation, and decided that once I’d finished [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 38

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This has been a good and productive week in my little corner of the Zentangle®1 world! Not only did I learn some new tangles and participate in The Diva’s Challenge, but I also (for the first time in awhile!) picked up my pens and enjoyed several hours of [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 22 – Symphony No. 6

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Learning to play the piano began for me at around age five, and I was fortunate enough to be able to carry on with formal lessons until my last year of high school. My teachers mostly focused on materials from The Royal Conservatory of Music to [click to continue…]

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Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup

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Peter and I spent yesterday together. We ate breakfast and visited with friends at our favourite diner. We took our books to a café and settled down at a corner table, drinks in hand, for a companionable session of quiet reading punctuated by the [click to continue…]

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How has blogging changed your life?

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I‘ve been writing – in some form or another, with varying degrees of consistency – for most of my life. So that’s nothing new.

I’ve even shared my writing – with friends face-to-face, in small [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: On A Walk

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A few years ago a small group of friends and I used to go for regular walks on the Ganatchio Trail. It was a fun way to both get some exercise and get to know each other a little better, and I have fond memories of those friendship-building days back when [click to continue…]

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My Bucket List

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I first put my bucket list in writing less than a year ago, so I was rather surprised and delighted when I looked at it today and realized that I can already cross off one item and part of another. Actually, now that I think of it, several parts of [click to continue…]

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Wildcard Wednesday No. 1

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Blatantly stealing, renaming, and reviving an ever-so-fun idea from the ever-so-wonderful Becky Cochrane, who first came up with it way back in the height of our LiveJournal days (circa 2008ish)…
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Tangled Tuesday No. 37

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I don’t know whether it’s the post-holiday January doldrums, but I seem to be suffering from a bit of a creativity slump these days. (On the good side, I seem to be coming out of my reading slump, so there’s that, at least!) Can you relate? Still, I have [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 21 – Sans maquillage

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Today I accomplished something that the guys back in my school days used to laughingly dare the girls to do (though I don’t believe that they had many – or ANY! – takers): I left the house sans maquillage – that is, without makeup.
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Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup

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After facing a deep disappointment, dealing with a new allergy development, and really feeling the overall bleakness that is January, sitting down to compose a gratitude list is in equal parts challenge and welcome reprieve. It’s challenging, because [click to continue…]

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BlogHer ’15: A difficult decision

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I‘ve been stewing about something for quite some time now – a couple of months, at least. Oh, I haven’t been thinking about it every minute of every day – but it’s always there in the back of my mind, nagging at me, reminding me that I need to deal with it [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Sunrise

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Today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt is Sunrise. Sigh. I have plenty of sunset photos, but being the extreme non-morning person that I am, I can’t say that I’ve ever been both awake AND in a photo-taking mood at sunrise (no matter how wondrous the sight [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – January 1-15, 2015

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In case you missed it, the FMS Photo A Day Challenge changed from monthly to weekly in 2015. I’m personally still planning to hang in there for the whole month (in fact, I’d love to do another full year if I can!), but if that’s not something that easily [click to continue…]

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2015 Word of the Year Linkup – Last chance!

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There’s just ONE DAY REMAINING to add your posts to the 2015 Word of the Year Linkup… so if you’re planning to join the other bloggers who have shared their own words, now is the time! Once [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday Break

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Ugh… I’m not feeling all that great today, in part due to what appears to be an allergic reaction, so I’m shutting down the laptop for the time being and heading back to bed for a rest. To my regular readers who came here hoping for a Tangled Tuesday post – [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 20 – Randomness

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The day is fast coming to a close, and something needs to be written, but my thoughts are scattered and don’t seem to want to come together in a coherent post… so thank goodness for MicroblogMondays! Instead of struggling, I think I’ll just [click to continue…]

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Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup

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It has been a tragic and frightening week in our world. At times like this a part of me wonders if it’s at all meaningful or helpful to sit down and write my little weekly gratitude post, when so many of the items on my list are trifling little nothings in the [click to continue…]

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