Monday, January 26, 2015


Spring weather in January
is confusing the plants

embrace the weather whatever it is

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Runs for Cookies | Virtual 5K

Katie is a blogger that I like to follow.
I am amazed by her dedication and perseverance when it comes to her exercise routines.

I find running hard; mostly because of my breathing.
I bet if I learned to breathe properly when running/jogging
I think I could enjoy it more.

Anyway, I've been reading her blog Runs for Cookies for a few years
and she hosts a virtual 5K for her birthday.

So today Emma and I went up to the park and while
she rode her bike,  I jogged/walked along.
Together we did the 5K :)

Happy Birthday Katie!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Embrace | Morning Walk

I don't like mornings
and now that I'm trying to kick my Starbucks habit
I really don't like mornings.

But a brisk morning walk
some fresh air
and the sky looking lovely
does help a bit.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Quote | One Little Word 2015

First up
is the quote
The last few years I framed my quote
beside my bedside table
I enjoyed waking up and seeing a visual of my word.

This year my word is Embrace
"Whatever the present moment contains
Embrace it
as if you had chosen it yourself "
Echhalt Tolle

This was a quick pic taken with my crappy cracked screen phone :)
I'm not sure I will keep this photo or maybe replace it with
one taken with a real camera.

The plan is to print it off and hole punch it
so it fits into my Websters Pages Planner
that will be my home for One Little Word.

"Walk Slow
Look Above
Embrace Life"

One little word | Webster's Pages Planner

My Websters Planner is here!


Considering I pre-ordered it in Oct
Delivery was supposed to be here in Dec
But It's in my hands now in Jan.

I think I won't use it as a traditional planner, Rather it will be my One Little Word album.

Last time I did the OLW course in 2011 (very unsuccessfully I might add)
One of  things that I found held me back was the size of the album and the layout.
I had a lovely Pink Paisley 8X11 cloth album with all the dividers.
However it didn't suit me.

My one little word journey is personal and I was tossing around the idea
of putting it in a journal this time around.

But enter in the Websters Planner and it all just clicked.
The planner is like a journal/scrapbook binder album
I am excited to embelish, add, alter pages as i work with my word.

I'm ready to start with January's prompts :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Embrace a Book | Station Eleven

I was very disappointed with my reading
selections in 2014
Other than The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and the follow up book A Well Tempered Heart
There were no books that stood out as being memorable.
Lots that had a great premise but fizzled out.

I'm happy to say
2015 is starting on a much a brighter note!

Station Eleven is an excellent book!
The story intertwines four characters and their lives over a period of 20 years
and through a catastrophic event.
Very engaging!

I do find it a bit amusing that the first book I pick up to read based on
my decision " to stop wasting time away on my ipad" is
a book about a society that lost
all its modern technologies ;)

Embrace reading real books

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stanley Park Train Ride | New Years Eve

One memory I hope the kids remember
is going to see the lights and the train ride
at Stanley Park
We've gone every year and we love
the lights every year.

It is a fact that
 It is cold on that train,
so we dress warmly and bring a blanket.

We found Mr. Snow Meizer and his brother Mr. Heat Meizer.
An old christmas movie favourite that the poor children
are subjected to because we adults love it!

This year Frozen took over the Bright Nights. 
From a hunt to find the characters to their song being
played on the train and even a wayward Sven was to be found.

Happy New Year! 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cinema or Movie

A night out at the cinema
or rather
an afternoon at the movies
Getting the kids together for a movie
worked well last year
so we decided why not
lets do it again.
Last year we watched Frozen.
This year it was Annie.
Great movies
Great company
I wonder if the kids will remember these things when they grow up.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jury Duty

So a while ago I received a summons for Jury Duty.
Truthfully I was a bit apprehensive about it all and 
late at night would think of ways to get out it.

Fastforward to Sept 2 and the day was here.
So off  I went downtown
(kind of nice travelling downtown without any kids)
walked to the courthouse
(kind of nice interacting with adults)
waited around in a nice quiet area
(nice time to read and drink my chai)

Things work at a leisurely pace down at the courthouse.

I kind of liked it.

So eventually in comes the judge and she gives us an
inspiring speech about civic duty
and I have to admit, I was already swayed.

So I waited patiently while they randomly called numbers
and juror after juror made some excuse
or another.
So they would randomly call some more numbers.

I waited and checked my number
each and every time.
Anti climatically
 my number was not even called.

I was dismissed.

But there was hope...I was expected to back next Monday.
Until a phone call from the sheriff's office
came and cancelled the whole thing.