Spring in the Mountains – Update

Hello, it’s been awhile, I thought I should update you on what’s going on here in my wee bit of paradise in the Canadian Rockies. I'm sitting in my office.  The feature picture is the view to my left, out the window - There is full on green trees now with the snow capped Lizard …

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Visualize and it shall be so

A couple of years ago, one of my therapists suggested that I visualize myself walking.  At the time I couldn't. I just couldn't seem to remember how I might have looked striding down the street.  Perhaps because I could no longer stride.  My walk has evolved into a 1.5-2.0 pace. ( that is the speed …

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Reflect on the Old, Plan for the New

Life sure is interesting. I started working at age 14 at my local McDonalds. I worked cash on various shifts and got promoted to Hostess (that's usually the job given to the the person that does the kids birthday parties. At my store I rolled out the Ronald McDonald helium tank and made balloons for …

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Nice Calvin, Sweetie!

husband walked by me this morning slapped me in on the ass and said "nice Calvin".  Before smiling and walking away. well here's the story (as an aside:, no photographs of my Calvin will accompany this post) Here's the story Back when I returned from my trip to Portugal my husband met me at the …

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What’s Your Favourite Thing To Do?

I'm inspired this morning to talk about hobbies on this Canadian Thanksgiving morning.  Many people celebrate this holiday in Canada with friends, family and dinner on Sunday night.  We are celebrating tonight, Monday. I will be preparing a prime rib roast with carrots, Yorkshire puddings ( store bought but no less delicious for it) potatoes …

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Snow on the Three Sisters – Seriously?

The summer has been interesting here in my little corner of the world.....it's the first full summer I have spent  entirely anywhere except the house I grew up in.  In the beginning there were warm sunny days.  Remember May 24 weekend I planted flowers with Lenka and now they are flourishing and over-flowing their boxes.  …

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Feeling Good and stealing frozen pork

Yesterday, a local said to me  while at the gym "This must be the the best you've ever felt in your life?"  I said "no, I've definitely felt better".  She looked disappointed.  Her point obviously was since she sees me at the gym several times a week, I must feel great and then made the …

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Pause to just breathe if its not too smoky

It was a quiet Weekend in the mountains and we were just hanging out with each other.   Going for lovely country dives, listening to books.  Taking a pause to enjoy the slow pace and each other.Life has gotten very busy lately and its good to remember to love yourself and each other in these moments …

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Researching our holiday

Good Day, Its early morning here and I am looking out on a sea of bight green in every shade imaginable.  The little pink wild roses are long gone now and I am left with just the lush green, bushy leaves. And its beautiful.  This morning I am researching places to stay in Lisbon or …

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