Thursday, 15 February 2018

Take Three Thursday - Snow Hats


In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?  

Have a look at what others have noticed this week:
 

Karen at Random Reflections 
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day


My three this Thursday are what looks like hats - it's how the snow & ice fall & stay on top of items in the garden.  Just add a feather or pom pom & it's a classic winter hat.



Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A Day Of Love

Happy Valentine's Day

I want to believe: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage" ... Lao Tzu


I made this card at the Stampin Up workshop last Sunday.  It was made with a die cut, ink blotting, glitter, stamping & love.  In a time where there seems to be so much anger, I like that the world pauses to celebrate love, it gives me the hope that faith in love wins.


And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13

Monday, 12 February 2018

Me On A Monday - February 12th

Greetings to all & a big wave hello.  Thank you for all the well wishes.

Wellness, it's my latest Focus along with my Angel card of Release & Surrender. This mutant cold has really taken a lot out of me & I cannot believe I have not shaken it as yet.  I did go to work last week but each shift took a lot out of me & I was in bed each night by 8:00pm.

There has been a lot of these used;
I have drank a lot of this:

On February 2nd our local groundhog, Wiarton Willie predicted 6 more weeks of winter!  Mr Man has used these quite a lot since February 2nd:
our snow blower
 
one of our snow shovels


We have seen this vehicle a lot over the last 10 days.  The snow plow photo is also for the WPSH - Men At Work:


I am preparing for Lent with the kick off on Tuesday of pancakes for dinner.  I can only imagine for many the dilemeia of giving up chocolate for Lent, but what to do with Valentine's chocolate?


The only way to treat the common cold is with contempt ... William Osler


 ... and the Four Horsemen of the Common Cold are a persistent running nose, a cough that tickles endlessly, chills that cannot warm & eyes that water without tears! ... M-L.


 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Take Three Thursday - Snow Prints

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?  

Have a look at what others have noticed this week:
Karen at Random Reflections 
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day


I am still recovering from my malady, so I haven't had a lot of wandering about outside.  But what I have noticed this week on my few jaunts to the mail box & back are prints made in snow.  There has been a lot of freshly fallen snow in the last week, & today as I write this post, we are having another day of snow fall - an all day event making the morning & evening compute difficult for those driving.  Thankfully I don't have to drive in it & this week Mr Man is working from home.  So nothing but admiration for the beauty of the snow, this week!


Birds

Dog

Mine

 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

I'm Phoning In Sick

I am fighting since last Wednesday what can only be described as a really bad cold, a case of flu  the plague!  I hope to be back soon.

Source: Internet

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Winter Photo Scavanger Hunt - My First Finds

Eileen at: Bracelet of Days & her good friend Joy  are co-hosting another Winter Photographic Scavenger Hunt.  Please check their sites for the end of month link in & to see what others have found.   
 
I knew that I wanted to participate, it's just finding time & weather that matches up on the same day or two ...

Here are my first finds

 
#4 A Winter Tail

#6 Wrapping Paper

#7 On The Water

#8 Silver

#13 A Line Of (grocery carts)
#14 Stones

#16 A Sense of History (old Woollen Mills)

#17 Many (windscreen washer)
#25 A Heart (potato)

#24 Steam




Monday, 29 January 2018

Me on A Monday - January 29th

And here we are again, arriving at Monday.

Source: Internet
Oh my, the buzz over the last week about this book has been popping up on SO many blogs & F/B posts.  Another book in the arsenal of how to live a good life in spite of having the suggestion of death in the title.
Source: from the internet

I have the ebook on request from the library & will add this to my Winter Reading List.  Both my parents were pack racks & it's a gene I fear more than the other genes of illness & disease.  Thankfully Mr Man & I are both neat, tidy & order kind of folks, but still I worry about what can only be described as breeding that goes on in my cupboards of plastic food containers.  I must go through this pile at least twice a year & each every time there seems to be more.  You can check my purchase receipts & you will find no purchases made but how are they getting into my cupboards, into my life?
 
Earlier in the year I signed up for email Merriam Webster's Word of The Day - increasing your vocabulary.  See, I was ahead of the clutter free zone, no desk top paper calendars with a word to learn each day.  It's all clutter free electronically sent.   There have been some interesting words.  This ties back to last year when I couldn't settle on One Little Word for the year but resolved to pay attention to my choice of words. One of my favourite words showed up this week.
          synchronicity Audio pronunciation

 
noun | sing-kruh-NISS-uh-tee  
 
 
At work last week when I was once again interviewing for reception at the clinic, I interviewed a lady that is a private yoga instructor; she does not work out of a studio but comes to your home to work with you & her focus - are you ready? - is restorative yoga!  Yes! Once again when you put it out there, The Universe will deliver but not always in the fashion you had in mind.  Anyway, this lady has wonderful energy, although because of her schedule, not a good fit for reception. 
Source: the internet
And while I speak of interviewing, the boss man put it upon me to find a replacement for our RMT (registered massage therapist) as ours was moving on as of Jan 30th & when I was reviewing resumes (CVs) I came upon someone applying for reception but was just qualifying as an RMT, so I reached out to her, said forget reception, what about massage;  boss man interviewed & we have hired her as our new RMT.  Some days you win ...
 
I'll see everyone on Wednesday with some of my first WPSH finds.  Hope everyone has a neat & tidy week.

 "We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.  The moment you start focusing on how to choose what to throw away, you have actually veered significantly off course.Marie Kondo