It's time, everyone! Join the BlogHer.com NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) blog roll and commit to write (photograph, draw, craft poetry, whatever) every single day this month!
Every November, thousands of bloggers make this commitment to ...more
Every time. Every single time. Perhaps because they're beautiful, meaningful, perfect. Or because they speak to my heart. Maybe because they draw out a deliciously aching, perfectly wistful, sweetly nostalgic feeling of longing. Or because they explode with joy and triumph and make me want to dance. Because of this, and this, and this, it's impossible for me to listen just once... I am greedy, I want more, and so I must go back for seconds.
Blogging daily is not just a test of endurance; it's also an opportunity to learn a lot about yourself: How you write, what your blog means to you, and where you should focus. We're celebrating the close of National Blog Posting Month with some inspiring quotes by bloggers who took the challenge -- you might be surprised by what they learned.
We are slowly renovating our old, country home on 7 acres. The kindest description for our house would be quaint. Picture a sprawling, two-storey house built in 1886, with all sorts of quirks. Someone with an odd sense of humour cut a 4 ft 10 inch high doorway to the baby room, squeezing it under the slanted roof. The most absurd design feature, though, is that there are six doorways leading out of the formal dining room and another six to the outdoors....more
I have experience of 6-7 year old children asking series of "why" questions and perhaps some as young as 5 years old asking such questions, but my 2 year old girl twin has been asking loads of why questions lately. ***Stop picking your nose. "Why?" Because it's gross. "Why?" Because it is gross. ...more
I’m tired and in a hurry so I used the NaBloPoMo prompt: “C.S. Lewis said, ‘Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.’ How good are you of placing others before yourself?”I’m pretty good at it, particularly when I’m thinking about how others are thinking about me. Just kidding. Maybe. I used to always have in mind what a close friend says: “you wouldn’t worry so much what others thought about you if you knew how seldom they do.” This is extremely comforting....more
Another great week on The Beck Diet Solution! Each time I complete a new chapter in this book I am more and more impressed with the wonderful strategies and helpful thinking being taught, and am so glad I decided to take on the task of learning how to retrain my brain, particularly when it comes to food and eating issues.
I'm definitely off to a good start!
This week I give myself credit for:
Ok so I know I have been majorly slacking here but I've been running a little behind on this whole blogging thing but it's been a hell of a week/weekend. Let me see if I can catch up a little here. ...more
In reply to the NaBloPoMo Prompt:Tuesday, December 10, 2013C.S. Lewis said, "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." - How good are you of placing others before yourself? ...more
BAH HUMBUG... this is how I woke up this morning, and it had nothing to do with the Holidays. I didn't sleep well last night, after my brother was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance with what turned out to be Diabetic Ketoacidosis and a stomach virus to boot. They kept him overnight, obviously. Still waiting to hear on his status....more
My husband, Michael, who loves nature and his rather eccentric, counter-culture pal, P.J., had driven about an hour away, up the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, to fish in one of the thousands of lakes which surround us. Driving home in the twilight, they caught sight of a porcupine in their head lights. Now Michael and P.J. had lived together in the wilderness for a month after university, surviving on fish, chewy, tough turtle meat, rice and coffee. Never one to waste good, organic meat, P.J. immediately yelled,...more