Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Month Of Downs and Ups

Goodbye were:
  • The start of winter
  • One day of kindness
  • Too many long work days
  • A lovely spa and shopping get-a-way with Stanley
  • Too heavy for my mind, heart and soul
  • A fun Sunday morning tea visit with a sweet friend
  • The sadness of another dear friend's health 
  • Finding the joy of putting my Christmas tree up

Wishing you a Saturday full of 'ups'!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Running Away Was My Only Choice

What does a gal do after a very long week
and she needs to run away?

She books hubby and herself into the
Temple Gardens Mineral Spa in Moose Jaw, Sask

There's nothing like sitting in the 30c (102F) outside mineral pool
when the temperature is -28c (-18F) outside.

The she does a little retail therapy.
Although not a 'shoe' girl,
I couldn't resist these suede and leather boots
that were 50% off!
Truly they were calling my name.

And how about treating yourself to a new weighted hula-hoop
since your old one has seen better days.

Yup...that's what this girl did this weekend!

Thank you for all your concerns and kind words.
Not to worry - this girl will get back on track soon.

It's going to be another busy week
(3 days of business travel)
but I will be spending my
hotel evenings catching up with you all!

Love to you all!

Image taken from the Temple Garden's Mineral Spa website.

Monday, November 18, 2013

What's Wrong With Me?

Usually by mid-October
(right after our Canadian Thanksgiving)
I am starting the count down to
putting up my Christmas tree.

For some reason this year
I have no enthusiasm or desire for it.

This is the first time in over 5 years
that I did not put my Christmas tree up
on this weekend of November.

Even my new Bearington Bear Iggy & Lou
that I bought in Banff this year
has not enticed me to decorate.

What's wrong with me?

No desire for gardening this summer.
No desire to put up a Christmas tree.

If I don't have it up soon
I won't bother putting it up.
It's too much work.
Too much effort.

I've been trying to get in the mood.
I've been listening to Christmas songs all week.
I have some new decorations.
I have snow.

What's wrong with me?

Maybe I just need a hug...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cat's Log: Winter...Day 1

Cat's Log: 

Earth Date November 16, 2013
Winter...Day 1

It's been snowing now for nearing almost 24 hours.  The crew and I have declared this as the official first day of winter for us.  There is currently a snowfall warning in effect for Southwest Saskatchewan with predictions of up to 15cm (6 in) of snow.  While the temperature is still a balmy -4c (25F), the snow is thick, heavy and wet.  The streets and sidewalks already slippery making for potential treacherous roads this evening.  

There is not a spot outside that has not been covered in snow.  Garden trinkets that did not make the refuge of the shed will stay stranded until spring arrives.  They will be sacrificed as photo opportunities for the coming long cold months.

I shall be using 'Wire Kitty' to gauge the severity of snowfall for the winter season.  Already Wire Kitty's toes can not be seen and his eyes and whiskers are covered with the white frozen devil. 

While Autumn graced us with a few extra weeks this year having had the first snow to stay October 23/12 last year, I am still hesitant in believing that this year's winter will end any earlier.  

May Mother Nature please take mercy on our soul that she will not make us endure another long winter. The crew and I do not know if we can take it.

Signing off.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Purposeful Kindness

It seems almost ridiculous that we have to be reminded to be kind.
But reminded we are by
November 13th being World Kindness Day.

Perhaps it should be World Kindess Week...
World Kindess Month...
or what if we were kind all year???

Wouldn't the world be a wonderful place?

adj. kind·erkind·est
1. Of a friendly, generous, or warm-hearted nature.
2. Showing sympathy or understanding; charitable: a kind word.
3. Humane; considerate: kind to animals.
4. Forbearing; tolerant: Our neighbor was very kind about the window we broke.
5. Generous; liberal: kind words of praise.
6. Agreeable; beneficial: a dry climate kind to asthmatics.

But sadly,
a reminder we all need every once-in-a-while.

We live in a world where kindess is an exception
and no longer a rule.
It seems much easier to be rude and thoughtless.

So tonight I go to sleep thinking kind thoughts
in hopes that tomorrow I am ready for a day
of purposeful kindness making a conscious effort
in being that which is defined as kind
to everyone I interact with for the whole day.


I will let you know how I make out.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Done With Thinking

sometimes I think that I think too hard
sometimes I think too small
sometimes I think of only one thought
sometimes I don't think at all

Looking forward to recharging the
ol' brain cells this weekend...

Have a Happy Friday!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

To Warm My Cockles

Do I even have cockles???

cock•le1 (ˈkɒk əl) 
n., v. -led, -ling. n.

1. any bivalve mollusk of the family Cardiidae having heart-shaped, usu. radially ribbed valves.
3. a wrinkle or pucker, esp. in fabric.
v.t., v.i.
4. to wrinkle or pucker.
cockles of one's heart, the place of one's deepest feelings.

a hot mug of Tim Horton's
Blueberry White Tea

homemade chicken vegetable soup
simmering on the stove

re-reading the pretty cards I received
from blog friends Anesha and Skipper

living in Saskatchewan and
not having to deal with the time change


Wishing you a wonderful
first Sunday of November!


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