Monday, 30 November 2015

Me On Monday - November 30th

A wave to Sian & the other wavers - you  can connect with them through:   http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.ca/


This past week & weekend saw most walks outside enjoying the late afternoon sun / a lot of the time in my walks was spent in  reflective thought on how quickly & how much has happened in 2015 / F1's last race of the 2015 season, well done Nico / two (artificial) Christmas trees up, only one decorated / a constant repeating of  "not my circus, not my monkeys" / telephone chat with a friend /  one of the two fur girls is going through a growth spurt which is being accompanied by a naughtiness phrase  / feeling baffled by The  University of Ottawa's decision to cancel a free yoga class because of concerns over cultural appropriation  - cannot use the word Yoga any longer in course description / photos taken Saturday at the Blue Barn Doors fund raiser - photographer was lots of fun & her big dog very friendly, he posed with us, my hair looked good /  new food obsession is garlic bread/toast/rolls - really how much is too much garlic? / watched the 2 hour season ender of Indian Summers, I didn't like where the story went, but I am looking forward to season 2 / pulled out the Christmas movies to start watching along with Christmas CD's for listening / temperatures dropping, still no snow / enjoying the Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship, there's no yelling or berating of bakers, I have my favourite bakers / lots to look forward to this week in a seasonal & social way.

OK Monday, I'm ready,  let's wrap the month up on a good note & begin the next month - December, which is like the clasp on a necklace, where the other months have all been the beads.

This trail reminds me of 2015 winding down, 2016 just around the bend, out of sight

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  1. I love your description of December. How frustrating over the Yoga class. The world is truly going mad!

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    1. Thanks Maggie. I too like that description of December. I think in many ways we (the world, society) are becoming too politically correct & overly sensitive.

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  2. What a fab description of December! Totally baffled about the yoga class situation - crazy!

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    1. Thank you Deb. I needed a positive description of wrapping up the year. I feel like I need to withdraw this week from the world - it's too much sometimes. I need an hour or two of scrapping to right myself.

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  3. I've been hearing a lot about the cultural appropriation thing from my brother who is a professor. This example just sounds completely baffling.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the last race of the season. My head wasn't up to it! But as soon as it's over we start looking forward to next year.

    Have a good week Mary-Lou

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    1. Oh it would be interesting to have a discussion with your brother about this. Is this the mince tart loving brother? I'll let him be my guinea pig on a new all fruit mince I'm trying out.
      I am glad the race year is done, I was doing several tasks while watching the race. I do hope your week improves quickly & that sinus woes are a thing of the past for you.

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  4. I smiled when I read your line "a constant repeating of "not my circus, not my monkeys" because I recently saw something that was: "That terrible moment when you realize, this IS my circus, and these ARE my monkeys..." Lol.

    Thanks for your comment, Mary Lou! And I'm so happy to know the whereabouts of Presley's travel journal. :o) If you look at the photo on my blog, Presley is the little cutie in the red dress, sitting at the counter toward the left. :o)

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    1. Deb that is a very scary thought if "these" are my monkeys - well then I better read up on Jane Goodall's books about monkeys - BIG LAUGH OUT LOUD. Yes Liz is sending the travel journal off to me sometime this week.

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  5. Yeah, I read that in the paper about the Ottawa yoga class. Whaaat? What's the big idea about being theoretically offended - usually on behalf of someone else - before it actually happens? And what is so wrong with being offended anyway? No wonder we've forgotten how to live and let live.
    PS. Too much garlic is half a raw clove rubbed over a small slice of bread (I learned the hard way!)

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    1. I think we as a society are way too sensitive, I think I could go off on a rant, but probably not the vehicle for it. I am learning that garlic sticks with me for several days - lesson learned!

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  6. I cannot believe they are cancelling the Yoga class for such a silly reason!

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    1. The fact that it was a free class and for those with physical challenges, she was trying to help with increasing their flexibility - ridiculous, not sure where, who & why the reasoning behind it all.

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  7. Love the end photo and 'description' ... lovely thought. Despite what people nearby may think you can not have too much garlic bread/toast/rolls - one of my faves too. When do we get to see the Christmas photos?
    Have a lovely week x

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    1. I really like garlic, but my experimenting with how much has taught me that garlic has long lasting affects/effects on me, but darn it's good. The Blue Barn Door photo proofs are suppose to be ready in 2 weeks, then we pick our two shots & order prints ... I'm just hoping that my hair does translate to looking as good as I thought it did. (ha)

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  8. love the phrase' not my circus, not my monkeys' - I'd not heard it before but I can think of times it would be appropriate. have a great week

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    1. Thanks Helena. I have started December repeating it again. Umm I say, what is the Universe telling me ?!?

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  9. Love the photo and the trail going round the corner....! Sounds like you'vve had a busy but enjoyable weekend. Enjoy the first week of December!

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    1. Thanks Linda: happy December to you - I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your crafts for Christmas

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  10. I'm having a little catch up after a blogging/reading hiatus. Your photo reminds me of an Anne of Green Gables quote: "I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does.”

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    1. How appropriate that you quote Anne of Green Gables, we were celebrating the author's birthday this week. I hope you have a lovely weekend Fiona.

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