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

Photo Friday: Architecture

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 sizes and styles of architecture captured in the same shot. ...more

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? ...more

World Organ Donation Day: Are you registered as an organ donor? Are you SURE?

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. ...more

Tangled Tuesday No. 16

Well, this week I hit the 500 posts milestone on Ten Thousand Tangles. ...more

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? What if for one moment you chose to see yourself the way others saw you, instead of through your own jaded, judgmental eyes and preconceived notions? What if every time you were prepared to automatically say I can't, you choked off those words and instead declared I'll try? How would it change your life? Please share your thoughts... ...more

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 focus on gratitude... even, in some cases, for the blessings that come in spite of the bad. ...more