Monday, August 3, 2015

All that and yet...

 On Sundays in the summer,
while Stanley is off golfing,
I often go to Riverdene Park.
There are 3 sets of stairs in the park,
and I run them.

I did a personal BEST yesterday
150 flights of stairs.

Not bad for a gal that turned 50 this year huh?

It takes an elevation of 10 feet 
which is about 20 steps up
(steps down doesn't count)
to register as 1 floor on a Fitbit...

That means I climbed about 3000 steps up!

I'm nearing 20,000 lifetime floors climbed...

All that and yet
still no Buns of Steel...

What is up with that?

"I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying
I gotta start working out. It's been about two months since
I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which odd. Because
I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv.. and get a
bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my
phone number spells in words..."  - Ellen DeGeneres

Happy August!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Is it here yet?

Friday always gets here eventually...


Monday, July 6, 2015

Best of Me, Worst of Me

Saturday afternoon
5 hours driving the back roads of Saskatchewan
just Stanley and I
(wondering why the HELL we didn't bring a bottle of water with us)
knowing that there wasn't a 'corner store' anywhere close at hand
stopping when we wanted to search for flat stones for my garden
"Stop Wayne - I think that looks like a good one!"
taking photos of seemingly nothing

pure contentment

Sunday afternoon grocery shopping
mad because I can no longer find my favorite cereal
cranky because I had to take time to read labels to find another one
pissed that I have to pay more for the organic brands

then spying a woman pushing a full grocery cart
being followed by a little girl in a wheelchair
her daughter perhaps?
going into her wallet to pull out her coupons
the little girl asking for the cereal with the cartoon character
"No sweetie, we can't afford that today."

really? was that my worst problem of the day?
having to find a new cereal to buy?

Why do we always need those 'kick in the butts'
to put our life in perspective?

Why can't we keep in mind the simple pleasures we enjoy
and make them last all week long?

Why do we get upset with the life's little crap
that gets in our way?

 Why do we forget to be grateful?

"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted – a paved road
or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation,
you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude,
a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,
we'd grab ours back.” ~ Regina Brett

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hello July!

Predictions of

  • more hot weather with no rain
  • a month full of 'make or break' decisions

Promises of

  • a month full of 'births' (symbolic), epiphanies and 'aha' moments
  • focusing on the 90%
  • getting some monkeys off my back
  • sun-kissed skin (ensuring copious amounts of sunscreen are used)
  • more sitting on my patio, drinking tea, watching birds before work
  • more afternoon country cruises with my sweetie
  • re-finding myself behind my camera 
  • being one month closer to big holiday plans

Wishing you the best July 1st
Happy Canada Day

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Face Only A Mother Could Love

Baby Robin...

Baby Grackle...
well I'm sure it's mother thinks it's cute.

No offence to the Grackle lovers out there...


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