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Gratitude Gems: After the Holiday Weekend

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Today on this holiday-in-lieu Monday, as I take the opportunity to stay in my PJs all day and drink tea and cuddle with my hubby and my puppy and enjoy some downtime now that we’re back at home, […]

Let’s Paint!

I am the crafty type – I enjoy using my imagination to make things and will never turn down an opportunity to be creative!  It’s why I’ve tried throwing pottery and making jewelry and cross stitching and card-making and scrapbooking and painting wood and ceramics.  It’s why I make my own Halloween costume almost every […]

Gratitude Gems: Small Holiday Traditions

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! At this time of year, people take comfort in their own holiday traditions.  Certain foods are served, cookies baked, and gifts bought.  Some people sing carols, play board games, go to church, or watch specific Christmas movies.  Other […]

Vacationing with My Mom

I had a hoot in Las Vegas with my Mom last week!  I couldn’t drink obviously, and because the Americans apparently don’t drink dark rum (go ahead, say that ten times fast), we couldn’t find any outside of the few bars we went into, so my Mom didn’t do much of that either; but that […]

Gratitude Gems: So Many People to Buy For

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I know Christmas isn’t just about gift-giving.  And that if I do give gifts it shouldn’t be about the amount spent but rather the thought behind it.  And that if I don’t give gifts it doesn’t mean I […]

November Fitness Challenge: A Pregnant Fish Out of Water

I was duped.  As far as this pregnancy thing goes, I was told that the first trimester is the worst in terms of symptoms, particularly feeling tired all the time.  And for a few weeks there I totally believed it.  Then I hit a wall of exhaustion that has caused me to question my ability […]

A Not-So-Sexy Read

Some books seem to capture the attention of millions of readers, and I hear about them constantly.  A few years ago one such book seemed to be everywhere at work, and now that I’ve read said book I cannot believe all of those women were reading that at work!  I was blushing reading it at […]