Tangled Tuesday No. 38

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 just-for-fun-and-relaxation tangling. It may be premature to […] The post Tangled Tuesday No ....more

#MicroblogMondays 22 – Symphony No. 6

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 help me prepare for exams, and though in some […] The post #MicroblogMondays 22 – Symphony No. 6 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup

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 occasional chat ....more

How has blogging changed your life?

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 specialized publications – on several occasions ....more

Photo Friday: On A Walk

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 I was first putting […] The post Photo Friday: On A Walk appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

My Bucket List

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 the first item on the […] The post My Bucket List appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Wildcard Wednesday No. 1

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)… I have in my hot little hands a copy of a delightful book called 14,000 things to be happy about, which is filled to bursting […] The post Wildcard Wednesday No. 1 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 37

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 managed to do some tangling over […] The post Tangled Tuesday No ....more

#MicroblogMondays 21 – Sans maquillage

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. Amazing, right?! ...more

Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup

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 who wants to take the time to look with a positive eye at all your blessings when […] The post Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more