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100 Happy Days – Day 29

happysun

After a couple of long-ish flights, several reunions and gatherings with friends, two VERY early (for me) mornings, and a couple of full days at work, by the time Saturday arrived I was more than ready for a quiet day of doing very little. So that’s what I did! [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Blur + 100 Happy Days – Day 28

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My choice for today’s Photo Friday “Blur” prompt is a picture I took last spring for the photo a day challenge in response to a “Fast” prompt. I’m not sure if this is quite what either group had in mind when they came up with their prompts, but [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 27

happydaisy

Day two in Victoria, in a nutshell: nostalgia and hugs and great food.

First thing in the morning (far too early for someone who’s grown used to starting work – from home – at 11:00 a.m.!) [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 26

happyflower

My first full day back in Victoria was pretty much perfect. It started with a leisurely morning of hanging out with the family, moved on into an afternoon meetup for coffee and snacks with my sister and three dear friends, and was capped off by a [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 23 + 100 Happy Days – Day 25

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Today’s happiness is brought to you by a packed suitcase, which means that very soon I’m off to the airport and on my way to visit family and friends in Victoria. I’m so excited to see everyone – some of them for the first time in almost three years! [click to continue…]

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MicroblogMonday

You know, I can pack on the pounds like nobody’s business, and that’s just what I did this year. I started in January, carried on throughout that long winter that felt like it might never end and the spring that came far too late, and kept going well into [click to continue…]

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gratitude

Over the past couple of months our dining out budget has been seriously scaled back, so when we do go out it feels like an extra special treat. Today’s happiness, then, is brought to you by an early afternoon brunch with Peter at our favourite local diner. [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 22

happysmilies

Today’s happiness is twofold (now isn’t that nice, after having a couple of rather blah days?!), and brought to you by both tangling and Felix. I decided to take some time this afternoon to learn a few new designs, and my sweet fluffy boy took [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Curvy + 100 Happy Days – Day 21

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The moment I saw that the word “Curvy” was today’s Photo Friday prompt, I knew exactly which picture I wanted to feature in my post – one I took a couple of years ago of a wonderful sculpture called “Neighbours” by artist Joe Rosenthal. [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 20

happysmiley

To be quite honest, today’s descriptor falls more along the lines of blah than happy. The weather, while warm enough, is dull and grey with no trace of our recent streak of sunshine and blue skies. Peter has been struggling with hip pain for quite awhile [click to continue…]

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PAD09-14

Remember how I’d previously tried to capture smell in a photograph? Well, today I’m going to attempt something even more difficult with my Happy Day photo: to transmit the warm, rumbling, companionable sound of Oscar’s purr as he lounged on my desk [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 22 + 100 Happy Days – Day 18

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Today’s happiness is brought to you by… drumroll, please… dinner! Dinner in general (because the fact that Peter takes care of preparing it always makes me happy), but also – more specifically – today it was the most delicious spiced potato wedges [click to continue…]

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MicroblogMonday

Today’s happiness is brought to you by a delightful afternoon of apple picking at Thiessen Orchards in Leamington. The day couldn’t have been lovelier! The atmosphere was infused with the fresh scents of hay, sweet apples, and cut grass [click to continue…]

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gratitude

Though it’s technically impossible to actually transmit smell via photograph, I’m sure as heck going to give it a shot today… because the aroma of this morning’s freshly-ground coffee beans was utterly intoxicating. Talk about an instantaneous happy day! [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 15

happydaisy

Today’s happiness is brought to you – in advance – by this evening’s planned games night with friends. Sure, it hasn’t happened yet, but it makes me happy knowing that I have a fun time ahead of me, so I figure it totally counts as today’s happy thing! [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 14

happyface

Just in case you happen to be following along, I thought I’d mention that I decided to skip Photo Friday this week. My archives didn’t turn up anything that I thought would be suitable for today’s “Falling Apart” prompt, and after a hectic workday I can’t [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 13

happiness (2)

Those of you who know me really, really well know that I have a bit of a “thing” for office supplies and organizational tools. I absolutely adore them and, geeky as it might sound, could spend ages happily wandering through the stationery aisles on a blissful quest for [click to continue…]

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100 Happy Days – Day 12

happyface

Today’s happiness is brought to you by some pretty purple flowers which are growing along our back fence. They could well be weeds or otherwise undesirable foliage (and, knowing the sorry, shameful state of our yard, it’s highly probable), but [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 21 + 100 Happy Days – Day 11

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Today’s happiness is brought to you by a perfect blue sky on a gorgeous, sunny, first day of fall! I absolutely love this time of year, and it’s particularly special when autumn begins with such beautiful weather. I haven’t yet noticed the leaves beginning [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 4 – Sweet + 100 Happy Days – Day 10

MicroblogMonday

Today’s happiness is brought to you by a bowl of bruised, battered, and rather sorry-looking… but oh, so very sweet and delicious… green grapes. (What can I say? Fruit makes me happy!) Seriously, these were quite possibly the sweetest [click to continue…]

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