Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup

Peter and I spent yesterday together. We ate breakfast and visited with friends at our favourite diner. We took our books to a café and settled down at a corner table, drinks in hand, for a companionable session of quiet reading punctuated by the occasional chat ....more

How has blogging changed your life?

I‘ve been writing – in some form or another, with varying degrees of consistency – for most of my life. So that’s nothing new. I’ve even shared my writing – with friends face-to-face, in small specialized publications – on several occasions ....more

Photo Friday: On A Walk

A few years ago a small group of friends and I used to go for regular walks on the Ganatchio Trail. It was a fun way to both get some exercise and get to know each other a little better, and I have fond memories of those friendship-building days back when I was first putting […] The post Photo Friday: On A Walk appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

My Bucket List

I first put my bucket list in writing less than a year ago, so I was rather surprised and delighted when I looked at it today and realized that I can already cross off one item and part of another. Actually, now that I think of it, several parts of the first item on the […] The post My Bucket List appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Wildcard Wednesday No. 1

Blatantly stealing, renaming, and reviving an ever-so-fun idea from the ever-so-wonderful Becky Cochrane, who first came up with it way back in the height of our LiveJournal days (circa 2008ish)… I have in my hot little hands a copy of a delightful book called 14,000 things to be happy about, which is filled to bursting […] The post Wildcard Wednesday No. 1 appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 37

I don’t know whether it’s the post-holiday January doldrums, but I seem to be suffering from a bit of a creativity slump these days. (On the good side, I seem to be coming out of my reading slump, so there’s that, at least!) Can you relate? Still, I have managed to do some tangling over […] The post Tangled Tuesday No ....more

#MicroblogMondays 21 – Sans maquillage

Today I accomplished something that the guys back in my school days used to laughingly dare the girls to do (though I don’t believe that they had many – or ANY! – takers): I left the house sans maquillage – that is, without makeup. Amazing, right?! ...more

Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup

After facing a deep disappointment, dealing with a new allergy development, and really feeling the overall bleakness that is January, sitting down to compose a gratitude list is in equal parts challenge and welcome reprieve. It’s challenging, because who wants to take the time to look with a positive eye at all your blessings when […] The post Today’s Gratitude List + January 2015 Gratitude Linkup appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

BlogHer ’15: A difficult decision

I‘ve been stewing about something for quite some time now – a couple of months, at least. Oh, I haven’t been thinking about it every minute of every day – but it’s always there in the back of my mind, nagging at me, reminding me that I need to deal with it and make a […] The post BlogHer ’15: A difficult decision appeared first on Alphabet Salad ....more

Photo Friday: Sunrise

Today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt is Sunrise. Sigh. I have plenty of sunset photos, but being the extreme non-morning person that I am, I can’t say that I’ve ever been both awake AND in a photo-taking mood at sunrise (no matter how wondrous the sight may have been) ....more