I wasn't blogging or even reading blogs when a lot of the #RABlogReunion participants were blogging, but I have really enjoyed reading some of the older posts when I come across them. And I am certainly looking forward to taking a blogging tour! It seems funny to call myself a "new" RA blogger, when I've … Continue reading RA Bloggers’ Reunion
Blog Year #2 (a.k.a. 2018)
Hard to believe I've been doing this blogging thing for over two years now, starting at the beginning of 2017. Sometimes it seems like I've always been doing it and sometimes I feel like a newbie, especially compared to some of the wonderful long-time bloggers out there. This blog has been my first experience putting … Continue reading Blog Year #2 (a.k.a. 2018)
Sights Seen and Voices Heard
The Fall weather can be perfect for enjoying the scenery outdoors. At the same time, there have been some interesting interactions with people (and creatures) around me. A recent conversation I had at a rugby park: Older man: "Is this boy's rugby?" Me: "Yes, it is." Older man: "Oh, well I just thought, because that … Continue reading Sights Seen and Voices Heard
Milestones: Life & Blogging
This past week, I reached two milestones, one in life and one in blogging. Life: My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this week. A lot has happened in that time --- job changes, moving across the country, three house purchases, two kids, family deaths and marriages. It hasn't always been what we've … Continue reading Milestones: Life & Blogging
Richard Armitage Fan A to Z: G to J
What a busy summer it's been, and now the rain has finally come! I just realized that it's been two months since I last posted about the RA Challenge! Before I get back to that, let me show you what I ordered from Etsy thanks to seeing them via Guylty's Weekly Roundup of Tumblr posts yesterday. Aren't they … Continue reading Richard Armitage Fan A to Z: G to J
It’s Not from the Birthday Candles!
Yes, it's birthday week in my household, as well as in Armitage-land. My husband's big day was on the weekend, and my younger son (much to his chagrin) shares a birthday with RA. But all of those many candles did not create the smoke that has been blanketing the province of British Columbia. The cause … Continue reading It’s Not from the Birthday Candles!
The Elusive “Balance”
I've been feeling really stressed lately and any sort of "balance" seems far out of reach. I used to joke that I don't have "work/life balance", I have "work/work balance"! But I don't even think that's really the problem. I precariously juggle work and life (defined for me as family obligations) without dropping too many … Continue reading The Elusive “Balance”
Recap of My First Year of Blogging
Not only is it the end of 2017, but it has also been one year since I started blogging! I've really enjoyed it, not least because of all the interesting people I have met on line. Thank you for reading and for engaging in such thought-provoking (and sometimes just plain fun) conversations. Before I review … Continue reading Recap of My First Year of Blogging
Mystery Blogger Award – Revisited!
No, you are not experiencing déjà vu... I had previously participated in the Mystery Blogger Award about a month ago. However, Luscinnia kindly nominated me again earlier this month and her questions are so interesting that I decided to give them a go. I won't repeat the technical details of the award here, but please … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award – Revisited!
The Mystery Blogger Award – Thanks!
First of all, I'll extend my thanks to both Esther and Guylty for nominating me and I'll try to answer the questions from both of you. About The Mystery Blogger Award: The Mystery Blogger Award is an opportunity for a blogger to share a little about themselves, while providing links and a similar opportunity to other bloggers who write … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award – Thanks!