6 Reasons to Update Your Artwork

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Working from home has brought out a need to change my surroundings. I can’t be the only one this is happening to. I mean, looking at the same things over and over again can make you want to yell! Before you yell, maybe redoing things might be called for.

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Have a Happy Monday!

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Why can’t Monday be easy like Sunday morning?

Even Garfield hated Mondays. And so many artists have written songs about their general disdain for Mondays. Let’s be honest, we all dread Mondays and we’ve turned this day of the week into the villain in our life story.

Mondays are like Jeremy Jamm showing up to your lavish holiday party uninvited.

Or,  accepting a zoom video meet and then realizing that you don’t have a camera on your computer or your cell.

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Who Are You Talking To?

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I’ve been challenging myself to do more positive self talk lately. And as I was sketching this portrait of Mohammad Ali I was thinking about how he talked about himself. He was a prime example of how we should all talk about ourselves. Putting yourself out there and saying positive things about yourself might not be your thing but, negative self talk isn’t good for you.

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Sharing Gratitude…My top 10 List

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Are you feeling what i’m feeling? Yes, this is a great time to do a reset and share a list of top 10 things I’m grateful for. There are far too many bad things going on in this world not to bring up some good right about now.  This post is all about gratitude so if you’re feeling miserable I understand but hopefully this helps you as much as it helped me. Continue reading “Sharing Gratitude…My top 10 List”

Halloween Will Be Fun!

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Halloween is nearly here. But, I am more excited than usual about Christmas. Would you believe I’ve already started buying gifts? It’s the prospect of 2021 being better or just getting a clean slate for all of us to begin rebuilding. Ok, I won’t talk about Christmas or New Years yet. Back to Halloween.

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Stage 3 Re-Opening: Food Options

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What did you do this weekend? Attempts were made to go shopping early on Friday but, they didn’t end well. It usually helps to get the shopping done first thing in the morning especially since it is a long weekend. I’m glad for the extra day of rest and relaxation but we all want what we want. With store closures on Monday, most people buy a few more things than usual. It’s to be expected. That’s why going shopping early is usually best. Mainly interested in eating out, might I suggest scrolling down to the beautiful image of the outdoor patio. Continue reading “Stage 3 Re-Opening: Food Options”

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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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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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?”

What’s the last food that you were excited to eat?

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The last food I was excited to eat was…
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What-Ifs

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What-ifs can stop you from trying new things. They are a weighted blanket lulling you to sleep in your comfort zone while the world keeps moving on without you! What’s the worst thing what-ifs have done to me? They’ve kept me in places I don’t want to be, in friendships, that needed to end. They kept me stagnant, stuck, and weary. Continue reading “What-Ifs”

Why Did I Start Blogging?

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I haven’t been blogging much lately which has led me to question, why I started blogging in the first place. Hmmmmm.

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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?”

Do You Know the Lyrics to that Christmas Carol?

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It’s about 1 week and 5 days before Christmas, this is our opportunity to brush up on our Christmas song lyrics. But, if you already know the lyrics to these Christmas songs try the quiz and share it with that person you stand next to in the choir. Continue reading “Do You Know the Lyrics to that Christmas Carol?”

Daylight Saving Time Ended

chimneyDaylight saving time has ended and although I do enjoy the colours and the fall fashion I will be missing the warmer weather. Here are 3 things I will miss the most. Continue reading “Daylight Saving Time Ended”

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!”

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”

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”

When Did You Know You Weren’t a Kid Anymore?

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When Did You Know You Weren’t a Kid Anymore?

My last post was all about signs you are an adult. I’m going to point out that it’s a very faint line between being a child and being an adult. The reason I’m pointing this out is that sometimes it happens so suddenly you may not even realize. I remember the day that line wasn’t faint anymore.

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Signs you Are an Adult

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So, I’m joining the Signs You Are an Adult conversation since I’ve been an adult for most of my life now.

Here are my signs you are an adult:

  1. The things you used to like don’t interest you anymore. (Uncomfortable shoes hit the top of this list.)

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  2. All aches and pains lead to more aches and pains.
  3. A general misunderstanding of the lyrics in music, which is often hilarious to others. Kendrick Lamar’s song Humble for example. Before I knew the title of the song I thought the chorus went “Biyombo sit down!” it actually goes “Be humble sit-down.” So glad I didn’t choose it at Karaoke night.

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  4. The food you used to be able to digest so easily now just uncomfortably squats in your gullet. Causing you to belch randomly and often without notice.
  5. The food you couldn’t digest easily before is completely inedible now. When you throw caution to the wind and eat it any way you end up in a world of pain. (This includes, anything that tastes good + dairy)

6. A willingness to leave a get together early if food is not ready on time. (Unprepared hostesses and hosts, you know I’m talking about you!)

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8. An urgency to tell people when they are going about something incorrectly. Which often ends with you ending the conversation with, “But, what do I know?”

9. As a child, you are warned not to ever do this so when you become an adult you think haa! I’m gonna risk it, and then you start talking to strangers!

10. Technology and the interweb are manageable but now and then you look up from your phone and wonder where the teenagers are when you need assistance posting, deleting or adding to your story on Instagram.

11. Knowing when to be quiet and listen rather than talking too much at work or family functions. (Hold your cards to your chest kid, not everyone needs to know what you’re thinking or doing!…) BTW, There’s a new addition to the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery

Oh and the last but foremost sign you are an adult is:        …KNOWING WHEN TO LEAVE!

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

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Have you Joined The Raptors Bandwagon?

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Yes! The Raptors finally won the Championship😁. It was inevitable considering the city of Toronto hadn’t won a championship in any sport in a  while. They all worked so hard for it too. I didn’t go to the parade though. There were a few million people too many for my liking. I would have been way out of my comfort zone.

But this was my journey in watching the Raptors clinch the title.

Do what you have to do but, balance it out by doing the things you love to do as well. I used to walk away or find something Pinteresting to look at when any sport was on t.v. But, the Raptors have captured my attention a few times recently.

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Signs You Might Have Referred the Wrong Guy

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I was once approached by a friend for a paint job referral. Mind you, the paint job she had was still fantastic. She had told me her cousin had done it by himself. The person I referred to do the job was our previous superintendent. He had done some work around our place for purely aesthetic reasons. Everything looked great! We were pleased with the amount of time the jobs took, the cost and with the outcome.

Naturally, we referred him. Continue reading “Signs You Might Have Referred the Wrong Guy”

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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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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The Truth about Flaws

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As I was scrolling through Pinterest which I tend to do while not watching sports you wouldn’t believe what I came across. The word Flawsome and its description. For those of you that haven’t heard of it hear you go: 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 high 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 last 40 years or so. 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?”