Photo A Day Challenge - August 17-31, 2014

During the last half of the August Photo A Day Challenge I was thrilled to have one of my photos - Breakfast - chosen as part of the "Fab Nine" on the FMS Photo A Day Facebook Group. ...more

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, and I'm getting more and more excited about it! Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

"Trying again" check-in

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. ...more

Photo Friday: Warmth

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. ...more

My two cents’ worth on 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 that it actually fits me well - and that furthermore, I absolutely love it. ...more

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. There are uncountable multitudes of strategies we could employ, tasks we could set ourselves, and practices we could adopt, each of which would move us further along in our journey. I've taken some time to explore several which, while I wish I could say I have already mastered, I'll most likely be working on (perhaps even struggling with) for the rest of my life. ...more

Tangled Tuesday No. 17

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 today's Tangled Tuesday post is going to be a little sparse... ...more

A new year is coming!

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 fresh start is right around the corner. ...more

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 my home and all the things in it. Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

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. But our worries were unfounded - as they say, you really never do forget how to ride a bike - and it was glorious! Childhood memories rushed back with the freedom of the open air and the feeling of the wind on my face as we sailed our way to the end of the block. ...more