Feb. 4, 2013


Outside my window...warm temperatures, darkness, wind blowing...
I am thinking...that I should go to sleep.  that today was such a rollercoaster day with some lows but several highs - and despite a lack of sleep, we all got through the day.
I am thankful...for wonderful friends who support each other, children who make me proud - and make me laugh!  Good health for us all.

In the kitchen...today we made jacket potatoes and cheese salad for dinner.  Susie has been baking cookies, Abigail made a cheesecake and a chocolate cake.

I am wearing...my black/ polkadot nighty

I am creating...two art pieces to be auctioned off for YESS.  

I am going...to Whyte Ave to shop for vintage clothing - with a Meerkat :)

I am wondering...what tomorrow will bring.

I am hoping...for some good news tomorrow.

I am looking forward to...date night with S on Wednesday :)

I am learning...to switch off.

Around the house...getting all decorated up for Valentines Day :)  

I am pondering...this poem:

How to Make a Beautiful Life"

Love yourself.
Make peace with who you are
And where you are
At this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can’t hear what it’s saying
In this noisy world,
Make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let you mind wander among the stars.
Take chances.
Make mistakes.
Life can be messy
And confusing at times,
But it’s also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
Might be a stepping stone.
Be happy.
When you don’t have what you want,
Want what you have.
Make do
That’s a well-kept secret of contentment.
There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you are going
Is only part of it.
You need to know where you’ve been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don’t worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.
Life isn’t days and years.
It’s what you do with time
And with all the goodness and grace
That’s inside you.
Make a Beautiful life…
The kind of life you deserve.


A favorite quote for today...   'It's because of people like you that we have a middle finger'
One of my favorite things...the photo album folder on my phone - filled with my favourite pictures from the last two years or so :)  

A few plans for the rest of the week:  babysitting a little cutie, get together at friends, dinner date with S, swimming, Shania staying over, pub quiz, Whyte Ave, birthday party.....

A peek into my life...the kind of te
xt I get from friends:

Log cabin in the snow :)

Abigail made this little 'log cabin' for her doll, and as the weather was warm yesterday she put it on the deck and sat her doll in a cozy sleeping bag with hot chocolate :)  

I think she did a great job - she did this all by herself yet again :)  

Painting chairs :)

I am currently working on a project that will hopefully benefit  YESS - Along with several other Edmonton artists, I am painting two chairs that will be auctioned off in March with funds going to YESS.  The chairs are little Adirondack style chairs.  I am doing both of mine in quite different styles to each other, but I'm really enjoying this project!!

I gave one a pale blue/ grey wash.....

I will add more pictures as I work on them :)  

A walk in the park

Snapshots from a walk around the lake with Rosie yesterday:

arts and crafts time.....

decorations and art on a Valentines theme, and another face as part of the 29 Faces challenge :)

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