Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 18

Today is a special anniversary for us - it's been exactly one year since Grisabella, Felix, and Oscar came into our lives and home and became a part of our little family. ...more
melanie jean juneau Very true!more

On the problems of writing fiction

When it comes to my own writing, I would have to say that my favourite style - the type of writing I most enjoy doing, the one that seems to "fit" me best - is creative non-fiction. That said, I've always been a little (no, a LOT) envious of people who have the ability to write fiction, and have often wished a little wistfully that I had that particular gift myself. ...more
ksmueller Thank you for understanding... kind of glad I'm not alone! :)more

Where I like to write

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Friday, January 21, 2014: Show Me Fridays: upload an image to your blog (with or without words) of where you like to write. ...more

My Bucket List

You know, apart from the blogging bucket list I dreamed up awhile back, I've never actually had a proper Bucket List for the whole of my life. Sure, I have hopes, wishes, and dreams just like anybody else... but I haven't taken the time to transform them into something physical, something tangible, something beyond the confines of my thoughts. Something in writing. ...more

Stop spinning your wheels and get out of your rut!

Our car got stuck yesterday. Peter had taken a trip to the library to pick up a book I had placed on reserve, and all was well until he arrived home and tried to turn the car into our garage... and got stuck in the deep snow and only partially-melted ruts of ice worn in by all the other vehicles traveling through the back alleyway. ...more

Creativity Inventory

Just for fun - and because list-making is one of my true and lasting loves - I've gone back and scoured the furthest recesses of my brain to come up with a (hopefully comprehensive) compilation of the leisure-time, hobby-type, creative activities I've learned (or, in far too many cases, attempted and abandoned) in the past. It actually turned out to be QUITE a list! ...more
Denise  Oh, I like the half and half idea - especially now that I have a paper cutter and a ...more

Meatless Monday - Take Two

Not sure if anyone happened to notice, but (whispers) I didn't restart my Meatless Monday experiment in January like I'd said I would. And now (further whispers) it's more than halfway through February, and I STILL haven't managed to get back on the ...more
melanie jean juneau That's the nice thing about personal blogs - you can write about whatever ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 17

This has been an exceptionally busy and happy week of appointments and errands and enjoying evening after evening of fun outings with friends. Today's gratitude list, then, starts off with a sense of profound thankfulness for the wonderful people in my life and the many, many opportunities to enjoy good times that continually present themselves to me. ...more
melanie jean juneau I'm glad! :)more

Photo A Day Challenge - February 1-15, 2014

Once again I am really enjoying the creative spark I get from participating in the Photo A Day Challenge... but you know what? I am dying to start taking some outdoor photos already! I had a couple in mind for the February 12 prompt ("Out + About"), but it was just too darn cold to spend any sort of time outside fussing around with photos. ...more

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Thank you! :)more