Why You Shouldn’t Hate Mondays Anymore

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Why can’t Monday’s be easy like Sunday morning?

Even Garfield proudly hated Mondays. And so many artists have written songs about their general disdain for Mondays. Most of us dread Mondays and have turned this day of the week into the villain in our life story.

Monday’s are like Daenerys Targaryen throwing a lavish party and Cersei showing up uninvited.

Or, Selina Myers finally winning the presidency and then finding out that the vice-president-elect is Jonah Ryan.

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100th Blog Post

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Hi, you landed here because of the title, don’t look away now! Guess who wrote their 100th blog post last week? I DID! I got the notification when I posted last week’s post. I still can’t believe it. Without sounding all 100th day of schoolish here we are at 100.

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Smile

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Smile 

Never regret anything that made you smile – Mark Twain

Even if I feel silly about doing something or saying something if it makes me smile or laugh then it was worth it! That’s why I love this quote and why I write about my mishaps. By the way, if you need a little laugh right now read this. Sometimes my mishaps aren’t even funny at the time. Yet, while writing them or telling people about them I see the humor in them. for example, when I wrote this post I couldn’t help but laugh. Oh my, the things that frightened me as a child!
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Happy Father’s Day

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I was there…

When you were scared to get on the elevator.
When you had the measles.
When you thought there were sharks at the bottom of swimming pools.
When you first realized some dolls look just like you.
When you fed the dog your eggs.
When you saw snow for the first time.
When you cried because your rabbit died.
When you didn’t want to share.
When you were accepted into that school.
When you snuck out of the house to buy a Big Mac Combo and Mom cooked dinner and rather than confess you sat down and ate…again.
When you were scared on your first day at every school.
When you brought home the man of your dreams, got married and graduated I was there.

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Change

Hi All, today’s post is a list for those who would like to donate towards the fight against inequality. Since there is a wide variety of places to donate time or money do keep in mind that these are only suggestions. Please do your research and assess that your donation is aligned with the type of support you would like to give. I also wanted to remind the Canadians that read this blog that you can donate to Black Lives Matter regionally.

There is also a fundraiser to get justice for Regis Korchinski Paquet. Here’s a link to the Go Fund Me Page that was started by her sister Renee Beals – Justice For Regis. Or, if you’d prefer here’s a link to the Petition – Justice for Regis

To donate to Black Lives matter on a Global scale, there’s Black Lives Matter Global Network

 

If you’re looking to support the fight for justice in the United States here are 4 links I was able to find:

There are many more non-profits that are taking donations or petitions that you can sign to help. If anyone has anymore suggestions please leave them in the comments section.

Take care.

Why!

There is a lot going on in the world right now that we should ALL be angry about. I use this blog to spread positivity and encourage people but honestly, this past week I can’t!

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Why is My Order Taking So Long?

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It was around November 2019 and all was well. It’s funny with the current state of things, everything really was fine. My friend Jannette noticed that she had made her first artwork sale. She waited for the website to update that the purchase had gone through. Fast forward to Christmas morning. It was one of Janette’s friends that had bought her artwork. He texted her wondering, why his order was taking so long. Continue reading “Why is My Order Taking So Long?”

Happy Mother’s Day 2020!

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I’ve written three different Mother’s Day blogs over the years. It’s been a busy week so the thought of re-posting one of them crossed my mind.  But, the overwhelming need to write something new took over instead.

I have something to say! And it may come as somewhat of a shocker to those of you who don’t know. Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day 2020!”

Reblog – Times a Wastin

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Does anyone else sit around staring at their phone rather than doing the things they really enjoy? Or watching Netflix and focusing on what the characters say, do or live through? Often times thoughts and ideas pass through my mind without ever getting out. I don’t write, speak or draw anything for days on end. Its people watching to the extreme extent, very zombielike! Continue reading “Reblog – Times a Wastin”

So, You Cancelled That Appointment. Now What?

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When there’s something you have to do but you just don’t want to do it, what do you do? I used to procrastinate my way through it but, then I realized that it’s much better to get it over with. Rip that bandaid off as quickly as possible instead of taking the approach I always take with bandaids. There are so many things that as adults we just do. We don’t like them so we get it over with and move on quickly. Continue reading “So, You Cancelled That Appointment. Now What?”

And, Silence…

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Can I tell you guys a secret? Try not to judge me for this but, I haven’t been reading lately. It just hasn’t been as easy to escape in a book as it used to be. Let’s chalk it up to an inability to focus.

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Happy Easter!

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Hi Everyone, Here’s a mini post for today. Please have a happy and safe Easter. And remember to find ways to enjoy each other’s company from a safe distance

What To Do Now?

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Until the weather gets a bit nicer, there’s plenty to do indoors. Like baking, cooking, cleaning, and organizing. Loads of fun in short or long stints but, when you really want to relax and forget the world you might need more. I’ve compiled a list of things to do both offline or online. I don’t know about you guys but I need a break from being online sometimes so, let’s start with that. Continue reading “What To Do Now?”

What Colours Suit Your Personality?

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In the interest of getting away from listening or watching the news, I thought it would be cool to pass along a short quiz just to pass a little bit of time. You know, take our minds off the goings-on. Since guess what, they will go on whether or not we watch. Continue reading “What Colours Suit Your Personality?”

Mystery Blogger Award

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Thank you for nominated me Bill Fonda. Bill is most famous for bringing us all together with his The Week Gone by posts. Bill, you have a great sense of humour that always brightens my day. If you don’t believe me or have mysteriously lost the link to the Silly Place here it is. Continue reading “Mystery Blogger Award”

My Artistic Process: The Cassette Tape

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Hi, Today’s post is different than any post I’ve done before. Last week I decided to draw a picture of a cassette. This is the picture. Continue reading “My Artistic Process: The Cassette Tape”

The Story Behind That Photo

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Fact: Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel? I posted that quote a while back and it still resonates with me because my mom loves to take photos. When people think of albums full of photos they have no idea what that really looks like. Continue reading “The Story Behind That Photo”

The Truth About Getting Back From Vacation

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Going back to work after vacation has always been a painful experience. No matter where I’ve worked. It’s relaxing being off and away from the daily grind. Life was sweet! you ate what you wanted when you wanted. You got some rest and did whatever you wanted to do.

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What is a Phobia?

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Phobias, some people have so many of them and some people don’t seem to have any. A phobia is a group of anxiety symptoms that occur when a person comes across certain objects or situations. I cruised the internet and found a few phobias, some of them are more common than others. If reading this triggers anyone my apologies. My intention is to open a line of discussion.

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Where I Write

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Last week I decided to write a Truth or Lie post where you had a chance to try to picture where I write.

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Can You Picture Where I Write?

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With 2020 around the corner this is the perfect time for us to take a closer look at our writing spaces. In doing so I figured why not do a Truth versus Lie short post. There are only 5 choices in this one. I can’t wait to see what you choose. Continue reading “Can You Picture Where I Write?”

Meet Me Here

 

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While doing the dishes this morning and gazing out the window I saw five people walking together. Four of them were wearing pink coats and black pants but there was a man in the group wearing a blue coat with black pants. The four women crossed the street leaving the man on the opposite side of the street. Was he bothering them in some way? I must have been wrong, there was no way he was part of the group! Continue reading “Meet Me Here”

1 Trend That’ll Change Your Grocery Shopping Game

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Since the missing produce bag incident, I decided to go back to doing my grocery shopping. Every Saturday, I would get up and go. While entering the grocery store I was usually happy or excited about picking up the things I needed for the coming week. But then I’d get to the cereal aisle. Why is there always a screaming child on the floor in this aisle? Continue reading “1 Trend That’ll Change Your Grocery Shopping Game”

Mindfulness Argh!!!

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Mindfulness is hard work! I have tried my best to pay attention to the things going on around me and being present. Continue reading “Mindfulness Argh!!!”

Happy Today!

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Happy Today! Drive In Movie

I Went to a drive-in movie for the first time. What an experience! At first, I didn’t want to see Christopher Robin. But it ended up really speaking to me. The part that I can’t get out of my mind was when Winnie the Pooh asked Christopher Robin, “What day is it today?” and Christopher Robin responded… “It’s today.” And Pooh replied “my favorite day!” Continue reading “Happy Today!”

Are You Into Horror?

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@groot_molly asked the Twitter community, “Am I the only one who doesn’t do horror?” In answer to her question, I am not the greatest fan of horror movies or shows myself. But, there are a few I’ve been able to get through. Yet overall, I can tell you, it’s very rare that the words “I feel like watching a horror movie” come out of my mouth. Continue reading “Are You Into Horror?”

Moving Day Tips and Tricks!

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Warning: This blog may or may not be suitable for all people who follow advice word for word. Women, men, children, pets and all individuals that are sensitive to the needs of their neighbours please continue reading. Continue reading “Moving Day Tips and Tricks!”

National Mulligan Day

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National Mulligan Day

Thursday that just passed was October the 17th. For those who don’t know it was National Mulligan Day. Or, ”Do-Over Day” as some call it.

A few days came to mind that I would’ve liked to re-do. But, this one day in particular, kept running through my mind after I was reminded of Mulligan day.

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Alone on Wednesday

 

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Alone on Wednesday

It’s a sunny Wednesday. I’m in the middle of the big city. Out for a day of exploring. While I look around and take everything in, literally everyone is busy looking at their phones. So what, I’m out here alone? I literally feel like I am out here alone…yet I’m around so many people. Continue reading “Alone on Wednesday”

No Compass and No GPS?

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One of my friends is directionally challenged! Now, you all know by now that the only way I can explain what I mean is by telling you her story. Continue reading “No Compass and No GPS?”

Radical Acceptance

 

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Have you heard of radical acceptance? I’ve been trying it out for a while now. What a great concept. Basically, it’s accepting the things that you have no control over without resistance. For example; going to the store and your favourite hash browns are not in stock for weeks at a time. You can:

a) Be angry, and throw yourself fitfully on the floor in the frozen food aisle like I may have done so once or twice very, very long ago. Continue reading “Radical Acceptance”

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition-2Thank you so much to The Ray Journey for nominating me. Check out her blog The Ray Journey.  On her blog Ray explains the positives and negatives for each experience she has on her journey to financial freedom. Her blog is a trusted source with a lot of  insightful information! Thanks again Ray!

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Time Travel

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I love music. Music makes time travel possible! My favorite radio stations are the ones that play songs from the 80’s. They take me back in time and sometimes it’s difficult to back to the present. The memories are just too funny or in some instances too painful! Continue reading “Time Travel”

No One Would Ever Know!

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Summer is officially over! The leaves are turning yellow but, I must say the weather has been pretty good so far. There was one thing missing from this past summer though. Ice cream trucks! Continue reading “No One Would Ever Know!”

Sides

 

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Sides

The other day I was talking to my friend Joy. She told me a story about her parents which she allowed me to share here. Let me begin by giving you a little background on Joy’s parents. They came to Canada in the early 80’s. Continue reading “Sides”

How to Staycation the Right Way

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Spring is here, the snow has finally melted. Every schoolyard is littered with soiled mittens and scarves. What a great time of year! There is a general feeling that something good is coming up. The delicious salads, barbecues, taking long walks. There are so many things to do. We do some of these things year round but everything is so much better when the sun is shining and it’s not cold outside. This winter has dragged on for so long I honestly miss mosquitoes!

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An Introverts Guide to Staying True to Oneself

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If any of you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know that I like to post inspirational quotes. I’m sharing 2 of my favourites today. It’s hard to be yourself when everyone always tells you to be someone else. Why is it that when a person is quiet people tend to shame them. What is with shaming the introverts? It irks me every time I see that neighbour of the suspect on the news… “Honestly she never really talked to anyone.” Pause for effect, wait for it….”wasn’t very friendly at all!” There it is!

I always wonder, how do we know that neighbour just wasn’t unapproachable? It’s all down to perspective. Continue reading “An Introverts Guide to Staying True to Oneself”

Questions You Should Ask Before Clicking UPDATE!

  • How long is this going to take?

I was getting ready to write a new blog post when the dreaded update prompt popped up in the corner of my computer screen.

  • Why does it always seem like it’s going to be a quick update right until you finally agree to it…?

All I see now is a blank screen with one long bar and a time stamp of 45 minutes 🥺.

This post was completed using the WordPress mobile app. I even managed to figure out how to add a picture! See?

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Pineapples Right? 

As much as I like this app I enjoy typing out my posts.

Taking my time, checking my grammer on Grammarly, choosing pics, you know the deal. If you were looking for a longer post I’m sorry my computer failed me this time. As my computer updates here is a link to one of my other posts about time Give me Back My Time!

Thanks for reading, I’ll be right back!

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False Start?

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The weekend is almost over and I have had two false starts at going to the movies. I’m ok with that but only because crowded theatres give me the chills. Is it ok to say that? Too late, I already did.

Below is a list of things I didn’t do all weekend:

1. Worry incessantly about the impending work week.
2. Relive the past in various ways slowly formulating a different ending to a strange week.
3. Think about parents paying to get their kids perfect grades so they can get into schools.

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On the Hunt

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I had a fashion image on my mind. When that happens Its imperative that I find the item that is on my mind. Like a lioness hunting for its prey, I went straight to the local Winners store. I searched through all the jeans looking for a very specific pair of jeans. The right colour, pockets, cuff, and texture of jean, just like the image. Continue reading “On the Hunt”

The Truth about Flaws

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Am I the only one that missed this? I was scrolling through Pinterest as I tend to do while not watching sports and I came across this word along with the description: Continue reading “The Truth about Flaws”

How Will You be Paying?

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Grocery shopping can be so annoying! Wandering around trying to get everything on the dreaded list. I find it so irritating, I would rather go without a list altogether. Unless I’m trying out a new recipe I really don’t see the need for a list. They bother me because I prefer to be spontaneous. Am I the only one who finds it annoying that it’s always the same things rolling, spilling or even being squashed by those same other things in my buggy? Continue reading “How Will You be Paying?”

Job Hunt

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Things have really changed since the last time I was actively seeking employment. It’s scary out there now. So much competition and a lot of networking. Resumes have to be well sculpted to suit the job of interest. Well, that hasn’t changed but, I swear it’s so much harder to get noticed now.

Oh, and when you get the call for an interview you feel vindicated. I’ve been to a couple of interviews only to get a rejection letter in my email box. I don’t take it too hard though. It’s practice, right? Eventually, the right ship will come to shore. Even if it’s a canoe I will still jump aboard, I’m not picky at this point! Continue reading “Job Hunt”

Funny Survey Results

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Hi all, this post is about the results from the funny survey. Interested in finding out how similar we all are? Then read on.

I too have answered many questions randomly. Some of my answers were so random that I regretted them immediately. Continue reading “Funny Survey Results”

Survey Results

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Survey Results

The living room was dark and now it’s not.

I bought a lamp and, I’m enjoying writing under it. In this very room there once was an outdated ugly ceiling fan. Protruding from it were four lights. As soon as we moved in it was placed very on my hit list for obliteration. To exhibit what it looked like please take a moment to picture this; A 4 headed angler fish slowly being eaten by a star fish. You’ve seen this ceiling fan before, it’s in any home built in the late 70s or 80s. Continue reading “Survey Results”

Years End

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With 2018 very quickly coming to an end, I thought we should get to know each other better. I have made 2 surveys. If you have time or feel like completing only one thats fine too… I won’t judge your answers as long as you don’t judge me for the questions I asked.

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So, if you’re feeling random go ahead and complete the Random Survey and if you feel like letting me get to know you fill out the Getting To Know You Survey.

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If you have completed the survey thank you for participating. If you haven’t that’s fine too. Wishing that 2019 is a year full of happiness and prosperity for all of you. Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

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I Didn’t Mean it Alexa?

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Over the past few months, I have found every way possible to catch every cold, sinus infection or flu-ish thing that comes my way. As much as that sounds like it was on purpose it really wasn’t! Continue reading “I Didn’t Mean it Alexa?”

Happy Father’s Day

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We watched Sesame Street, Harriet’s Magic Hats, and Mister Rogers Neighborhood together. Then in the afternoon, it was the Flintstones, Inspector Gadget and then Thundercats. Eventually, I started going to school for the full day. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day”

Happy Mothers Day

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To all the mothers that read my blog thank you for reading. On behalf of your families, thank you all for everything that you do that your family may not even realize. Please remember to always take some time out for yourself as well.

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Enjoy YOUR day.

Oh, and one more thing…don’t forget that you can always hide from them if things get out of hand today.

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From: PT&L