Photo Friday: Warmth

My choice for today's Photo Friday picture actually has a double meaning related to the "Warmth" prompt. The first is obvious - flaming saganaki! - but the second is the "warm" memories I have of the occasion. ...more

My two cents’ worth on working from home

Almost three years ago now (I truly can't believe it's been so long!) Peter and I moved to Windsor, Ontario and I started working from home (part time) for my employer in Victoria, BC. Though I'd never really seen myself as the work-from-home-type prior to giving it a try, I quickly discovered that it actually fits me well - and that furthermore, I absolutely love it. ...more

12 Most Effective Keys to Living a Meaningful Life

While we each may express it in our own unique style, and our individual paths will twist and turn in different directions along the way, I believe that we all share a common desire: To live a meaningful life. There are uncountable multitudes of strategies we could employ, tasks we could set ourselves, and practices we could adopt, each of which would move us further along in our journey. I've taken some time to explore several which, while I wish I could say I have already mastered, I'll most likely be working on (perhaps even struggling with) for the rest of my life. ...more

Tangled Tuesday No. 17

For whatever reason, I struggled with a bit of tangling fatigue this week, and didn't get as much accomplished as I'd planned on doing. But what's worse is that I kind of had to fight my way through a lot of what I did work on, and wasn't overly happy with some of the end results. So I'm afraid today's Tangled Tuesday post is going to be a little sparse... ...more

A new year is coming!

Now that the last week in August is here, my thoughts inevitably begin turning towards September. And ever since I can remember, September has always felt like the beginning of my new year - much more so than January ever does - so there's a certain anticipation in the air, as though a fresh start is right around the corner. ...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 43

It's been a fairly quiet week for me. Peter and I have put ourselves on a rather strict budget for the next while, and haven't really been going out much (apart from our weekly trivia evening) or doing anything particularly exciting... so right now my gratitude is pretty much focused on my home and all the things in it. Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

That ship has NOT sailed!

Once upon a time, Peter and I bought a pair of bicycles. It had been years since either of us had been on a bike, so our excitement was tinged with a touch of nervousness as we each hopped on board and pedaled our way to the end of the driveway and down the street. But our worries were unfounded - as they say, you really never do forget how to ride a bike - and it was glorious! Childhood memories rushed back with the freedom of the open air and the feeling of the wind on my face as we sailed our way to the end of the block. ...more

Photo Friday: Architecture

Today's Photo Friday selection is another picture taken from the Windsor side of the Detroit Riverfront, just a short walk from my house. I was tickled by the juxtaposition of the quaint wooden birdhouse against the steel and glass of Detroit's skyline - two completely different sizes and styles of architecture captured in the same shot. ...more

Organ Donation Part 2: Talk to your family!

After reading the comments on the post I shared yesterday (World Organ Donation Day: Are you registered as an organ donor? ...more

World Organ Donation Day: Are you registered as an organ donor? Are you SURE?

This past week, in recognition of World Organ Donation Day, my friends at Write Tribe held a blog carnival where bloggers were encouraged to write and share their own posts related to organ donation. ...more