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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 […]

Cross Stitching for Love

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world got married this summer.  We’ve been friends since we met in grade 3, and though we haven’t always been super duper close over the last 23 years, we’ve always kept in touch and we’ve been there for each other when it counted. She and […]

Gratitude Gems: Remembrance Day

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I don’t believe in war for the sake of war.  I understand why we maintain our armed forces – violent conflicts are part of the world we live in after all – but one of the reasons I […]

October Fitness Challenge: Back in the Pool

I’m slowly resigning myself to the fact that I really just don’t know if I’m a water person.  And maybe that’s okay.   I’m back taking swimming lessons again, but this time they are much longer than a month.  I started at the end of September and I go until mid-November.  That’s a lot of […]