a bit of this, a bit of that

11:44 PM


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Such a simple word


 elusive for so many

why do we look to others to bring us JOY

I have found that the only way

to find true JOY

is to look within

For many years I looked to those around me

to bring me happiness

to make me smile

I blamed my failings on others

I complained that others treated me a certain way

I thought others should treat me better

I felt put upon


I have come to realize that they are not

the saviour I was hoping for

I have begun to speak to myself the way

that I speak to others

God only knows if I spoke to others the way

I speak to myself

I would be a very lonely soul

Begin each day with one word of love 

for yourself

tell yourself you are beautiful

tell yourself you are wise

tell yourself you are worthy

tell yourself you are funny

tell yourself you can dance

look in the mirror and smile

that's right

smile because you like what you see

soon enough you will believe it

and you know what

others will too

when you send out JOY

it comes back to you two fold

Be kind to yourself


you will find your JOY


Peace Love and Hugs
my Friends


4:08 PM


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The answering machine is constantly blinking lately

Messages of Goodwill, Friendship and Prayers

You see, my husband is going through some things
 right now and his many many many friends and family
 are leaving small 
snippets of love

He has endured receiving a life altering Heart Transplant many years ago, many seemingly small events since 
but now, the ultimate 
the big C 
has crossed his path to test his faith

We are not a God following family 
although as a boy he attended many a church sermon 
and played the role of altar boy

His broken body is wracked with constant pain 
from this devil inside and it has almost broken him  
The treatments are a bitch
 and he is enduring humiliation
 that I believe he would never or could never 
have contemplated in his short life

The many hospitals and their wonderful staff 
that are involved in his care have taken a toll
 and he just wants to zap the shit out of this invasive intrusion and get on with his life

Through the support of our families 
and the multitude of friends 
that we have acquired over the years 
we will beat this demon, you can bet your ass

Thank you for being there 
words cannot express our gratitude


Peace Love and Huge Hugs



6:48 PM

Where has the Summer gone....

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I cannot believe that September is almost over

This has been a Summer 
full of adventure, fun and frolic

marveling in the wonder of nature

We spent many nights under the stars
enjoying the glorious weather

laughing with friends and family

baseball, swimming, good food, 
relaxing, birthdays,
weddings, BBQ's
and just plain enjoying life

oh and the best news
 I started a new job...love it


I have missed visiting all of you

Time to get the house ready for Autumn

the upcoming holidays

and the cooler temps

Tell me about your Summer...


Peace Love and Hugs

10:22 PM


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It is amazing that as we mature

we realize that relationships

whether at work or play

are really key

to finding


in the everyday


not having to deal

with being a stressed out mess

we all deserve better


Have a great day friends

Peace Love


11:11 PM

Celebrate Canada's Birthday this Weekend

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Get together with those 
that make you laugh out loud


Catch a Parade with the Family


Spend time with friends that let you be you

Light Fireworks to bring Joy for young and old


Celebrate the Day that Canada
became a Kingdom
in it's own right


Wear Red and White


Fly your Flag Proudly


Be Safe and have a Fabulous Long Weekend


Peace Love and Hugs


11:22 PM

Thankful Thursday....

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I don't know when it happens

Is it a major event

or something seemly insignificant

that makes us finally wake up

and realize 

how truly blessed we are 

We all have our issues
our challenges
our loves lost
our loves found
our trial
and tribulations


we all come to a point

when we just



think to ourselves


how did I get so lucky

fabulous family
that would do anything for you

terrific friends
who will make you laugh
when all you want to do is cry

those little pleasures
that fill your heart

pastimes that bring you joy

You wake up each morning

filled with the gusto and gumption

to spread your new found

gratitude with others

I think I am there

Thanks for playing such a

pivotal role in helping 

me find that sweet spot


Sharing Your Joys with Me

I am Truly Grateful


Tell me
What are you Thankful for today...


Peace Love and


7:10 PM


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Long Weekend Joys


No plans, just doing things 
because they make me smile

Lazying on the couch, watching feel good chick flicks

Eating chips and sipping cocktails

Catching up on puzzles 
and making a dent in my reading pile

Tinkering in the garden to create pretty 

Getting a small dose of sun for vitamin D
and let's face it
a warm glow onto my Winter chicken skin

Leisurely meals




What is your favourite blissful
long weekend pastime?


Happy Victoria Day
all my Canadian Friends!!


Peace Love 


8:48 PM

Garden Delights

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Hi there

I hope you are enjoying 

the lovely month of May

These are some snippets

from my garden


What glorious delights

are bringing you joy this month?

Peace Love
and Happiness



9:36 AM

May Day

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When I was in elementary school
 about grade 2 or 3 
we had an annual event 
it was called

 'A Day in May'  

It was a super fun day 
filled with games, prizes, crafts
tables filled with home baked goodies for sale
raffles and just all around
the best day ever  

We looked forward to this day all year
 we made signs 
organized teams, rallied our parents to bake
find items around our homes
 for the raffles and craft tables.

I guess at that innocent age 
it was all about fun
 a day for joy, friendship and laughter
Fun Fairs and Spring Soirees 
were all the rage 

 I think of dancing around the May Pole
when I think 
of the first Day in May

Watering the garden
helping those seeds you planted
that grass you cultivated 
with loving care to grow 
make your world a prettier
happier place

for some
 this is the day 
to re-Occupy 
for the rights of workers

for others
it is all about marching for your cause 
using this historic day to bring light 
to whatever you are passionate about

I hope you created a little happy history today!

What does May Day bring to mind for you??

Peace and Hugs



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