Friday, January 1, 2016

It's About Love This Year

To have someone by your side
to support you unconditionally, with patience and love,
I know is more than many people have.

But when you think about love
it's more than loving someone else.
I think it's about loving yourself too.

I think everyone needs to give themselves permission
to love and look after their own self.
For YOU are the only YOU that you have.
Whether that is your health, your mind, your body, your spirit.

There are no words to say to the man
who stood beside me through a year
that I do not wish to repeat.

He engineered and conducted as I took a ride on the Crazy Train.
He held my hand and said nothing when I did not want to talk.
He wrapped me in his arms when I cried.
And he stood by me as I took control of my life,
putting myself first,
ensuring my mind, body, health and spirit
got back on the right track.

Through it,
there were many good times last year as well.
Celebrating both our 50th Birthdays.
Our 3rd trip to Victoria.
Moose Jaw Mineral Spa weekend.
Country Cruises.
And of course...

I am very happy to report that
Stanley and I have finally mastered
George and Mary's awesome dance moves from
"It's A Wonderful Life".

Our kitchen rendition is truly a thing of beauty...
(or is it more a thing of laughter... hmmm...)

There's two songs that captured my
heart and mind last year
that I share with you today:

This year I'm making it about LOVE.
Love of others.
Love of myself.

Who can truly say they have too much love?

Wishing you all a LOVE filled 2016.

xo Catherine

CREDIT: "It's A Wonderful Life" 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Stick a Bow on It

As 2015 draws to a close,
I'm somewhat glad to wrap up this year,
with thick paper
lots of tape
stick a bow on it
and tuck it away.

It was a hard one
with many lessons learned.

I say good-bye to it
with bittersweet memories of
good and bad.

But I look forward to 2016.

a new outlook.
a new direction.

Happy New Year to you!

xo Catherine

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wishing you...

a Christmas infused with joy
and Health, Peace and Happiness always.

xo Catherine

(and a special THANK YOU to Laurette for the beautiful mug!)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

House Cleaning Rules

There is something very gratifying to have
woken up early on a Saturday morning,
blast the Christmas tunes, sing and dance, while
spending a few hours cleaning all those things
you've been meaning to clean for months.

{How does all that gunk get into the utensil drawer? Does no
one but me know how to empty out the toaster crumb tray? What
is that growing under the kitchen sink? I wonder if this is still
edible 8 months past the 'best before' date?  When the hell did we get a
2nd cat or is that just all my hair on the bathroom floor?...

Dishwasher emptied.
Floors vacuumed.
Furniture dusted.
Towels washed, dried, folded, but away.
2nd course for my Corporate Wellness Certificate 1/2 done.
(Wrote my 1st exam last Tuesday night - passed!  woot woot!)
New record set for jogging 7k (54 minutes!)
Bathed, hair washed, dressed for the day...
and it is 11:42 am.

Nothing left to do but kick back and relax the
rest of the day and all day Sunday.
Monday off?  Bonus!!!

"First rule when singing and house cleaning at the same time;
the toilet brush is NEVER the microphone."  
~ unknown

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Keep It Merry

2016 is breathing down our necks...
can you feel it?

Another year slipping by.

I am currently working on obtaining a
Corporate Wellness Certificate.
I am really enjoying the classes.
It is keeping my mind busy and focused.

I will be writing an exam before Christmas.
I haven't written an exam for a couple of years.

We all have the power to help mould our own future.

I turn 51 in a few months.
I'm still learning and growing.
The pressure of time going too fast,
the stress of daily life,
the thought that the future is unknown,
must not stop me.

Most of us usually find ourselves busy and stressed
during the month of December.

Let us all try to:

Keep It Merry!


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