Tag Archive | balanced lifestyle

Gratitude Gems: Back to Work

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I just had 10 days off in a row for the holidays so coming back to work, especially on a Monday, feels very hard to do. I’m not in the mood to work.  I’d rather be putting away […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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: A Busy Summer

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! August has flown by.  It seems like just the other day we were preparing for our vacation to Osoyoos to visit friends for the August long weekend.  Then, just like that, the vacation was over and we were […]

June Fitness Challenge: Planks & A Border Collie

We realized about two weeks in that we may have gotten in over our heads with our rescue pup, Harlowe. The day we picked her up, she had just undergone her spay surgery and was on medication for the next 5 days, so she was understandably subdued during almost the entire first week.  A few […]

Gratitude Gems: A Microscopic Work Week

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! This week I’m only working two days!  Wahoo! This Wednesday is Canada Day (yay, Canada!), which is a stat holiday so we automatically get the day off.  It’s also our anniversary (yay, us!), and we normally go camping […]

Gratitude Gems: To Wed or Not To Wed

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Last week an unmarried coworker asked me why I got married.  In retrospect I should have expected this considering I had just retorted that a supposed 40% divorce rate makes you wonder why anyone gets married these days.  […]