Archive | November 2015

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Gratitude Gems: A Free Movie

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! A couple of weeks ago I entered to win two free screener passes to a movie, and lo and behold, I won!  The passes were for The Good Dinosaur and we went to see it last week. Of […]

All The Things I Can’t Do Now That I’m Pregnant

A lot of resources out there sure seem to thrive on saying no to the pregnant woman.  Here are just a few examples of all the things I can no longer enjoy or take part in while I’m busy baking my little homemade croissant: You can’t eat soft cheeses or honey or sushi You can’t […]

That Time I Didn’t Join a Choir

Earlier this year, I had a dream!  A dream of belonging to a group!  A group of individuals with the compulsion to raise their voices in harmonious melody at any moment!  A melody to reach the far corners of the rehearsal space and beyond, drawing in others just looking for a place to belong!  A […]

Gratitude Gems: Rescue Puppy Love

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I am so happy to have puppy love in my life… just look at that sweet face! When we decided to adopt a puppy from a rescue organization, we knew we were taking a bit of a risk; […]

Books Reflecting Life

Whoa, it was trippy reading a book about a Canadian federal election at the same time as one was  actually happening!  What a crazily accurate reflection on all-too-current events. A member of one of my book clubs selected the book The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis, and I’ll admit I wasn’t too keen on the idea […]

Body Image: A Lite* Rant

*Lite rants contain less than 30% of the intensity of regular, full-blown rants. I’ve been thinking a lot about body image over the last few months.  Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how comfortable I am in my own skin these days, perhaps for the first time in my life, and so it follows that I’ve […]

Gratitude Gems: No Snow Yet

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Today I got to bike to work because it still hasn’t snowed here in the city.  What a treat!  Most mornings lately I’ve chickened out and walked because I’m afraid it’ll snow while I’m at work and I […]