(“Three Things Thursday was created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and is hosted by Natalie at There She Goes. Three Things Thursday is quite simply a list of three things that have made you happy this week. Your three things can be big or small, anything that makes you laugh or brightens your … Continue reading Three Things Thursday: June 22, 2017
When you're a creative type, you feel truly alive when you're creating on a regular basis. Whether your outlet is writing, making music, painting, baking, woodworking, cake decorating, sculpting, designing and knitting (or sewing) garments, cooking, brewing beer - whatever it is, you just gotta create. And when you go for long stretches of time … Continue reading The lifeline that is creativity
This morning, I was catching up on posts from some of the bloggers I follow. At one point, when I clicked on a link to go to a post, a new window opened with an audio "warning" from someone claiming to be Microsoft. It had a window for my username and password to be entered, … Continue reading And then I almost got hacked…
Father's day weekend this year was bittersweet. It was my first fatherless Father's Day, having lost my ol' dad earlier this spring. My husband and I lit a candle to honour his memory on Sunday morning. But on the upside, my husband is also a father. And I got a lot of joy out of … Continue reading Day trippin’
My friends, I have to tell you about this very pretty and romantic little city. It's located on Vancouver Island, and it's the capital of the province of British Columbia. (That's in Canada, eh?) I have lived in Vancouver since 2000, but have not been to Victoria since the age of 12 (my family was … Continue reading One night in Victoria, BC
This week my heart is overflowing with gratitude and I'm having difficulty only listing three things that are putting a smile on my face! Some days are just like that, aren't they? As much as possible, I try to hang onto that feeling, even - or especially - in difficult times. Gratitude has the power … Continue reading Three things… June 8, 2017
Hey everyone, this post is from a blog I follow. It’s hysterical! Just take a moment out of your day, especially if you’re in need of some comic relief, and read this. (Umm… quick word of warning though: if you’re easily offended, you might want to pass. Just saying.) To read it to the end, you’ll have to go to her site because it only posts part of it here. Also, I highly recommend following her blog. She doesn’t post often, but it’s always worth the wait. Here’s the link.
When we’re little kids, we think our bodies are cool. As soon as we are able, we are checking things out. There’s some cool stuff going on here! Fascinating stuff! Wow, hey, what does this do? What’s this for? We weren’t afraid to check things out, play with them, and we certainly weren’t ashamed (we would learn all about shame and guilt later.) Things just needed to work, we didn’t care what they looked like.
Enter puberty. Puberty changes everything. Around the time puberty hits, (or you’re waiting for it to because everyone else’s has) there is a shift. We start looking at other bodies. We compare ours to theirs. For some of us it becomes an obsession leading to all kinds of body and self esteem issues.
In one sense, it was an exciting time for me. I was thrilled to become a woman! I wanted curves! I wanted nice clothes…
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I've been working on a big, boxy, black sweater for some time now. It's probably been a year, or close to it. It's not that it's a boring thing to knit. Well, it is boring. But that's the way I like my knitting projects. I like them to be simple. Easy. Something I don't have … Continue reading Knittings and RVs: works in progress
I know. It's heavy, right? But here's the thing: grief touches our lives - all our lives - at some point or another. And it often happens several times over during a lifetime. It's a mysterious thing that affects each of us in different ways. We grieve for different reasons. I grieved over the loss … Continue reading Some thoughts on grief…
Two weeks ago, I read about this lovely Three Things Thursday thing on a blog I follow called The Snail of Happiness. ("Three Things Thursday was created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and is hosted by Natalie at There She Goes. Three Things Thursday is quite simply a list of three things that … Continue reading Three Things Thursday, June 1, 2017