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
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
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
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!
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”
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
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!
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!
A couple of months ago, Esther kindly nominated me for a Liebster award. I happily jumped in to give my answers to Esther's questions and to nominate another eight bloggers that I would like to know more about. Four of my nominees have responded to date, so I thought I would do a recap of their … Continue reading Liebster Linkage & Recap
This week, I reached the milestone of 50 posts! I hope you don't mind indulging me as I look back over the 5 months since I started my blogging adventure. Let's start with some general stats: 26,091 words written, with an average of 522 per post, but ranging from 62 to 1,279 words - When … Continue reading Milestone: 50 Posts!