Friday, 31 May 2013
Tomorrow is a new day and in many ways a new beginning, because of that I can always tell someone I'm sorry if I hurt them or forgive them if they hurt me.
Photo of the Day: four things.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
It is the only place I am truly comfortable, any where else I feel like I'm on display for the masses and I don't like that feeling at all.
Although right now I'm thinking the most comfortable place for me would be by bed, I was up late helping my eldest GD with a school project. I think I've had maybe four hours of sleep if that and I usually need 8-10.
Blogher has published their theme for June and it is Roots... the description mentioned genealogy but I have another thought in my head for that topic, more info to you when I do the update.
Photo of the Day: kiss I don't have one for this so I'll share the one below instead.
|The boys hugging|
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Photo of the Day: what you are doing now
Photo courtesy of Mansanity. If I could find a way this would be me!
Monday, 27 May 2013
My Bedroom- cause it is my home as well, I have my computer and a small kitchenette and all my worldly possessions all in this one small room. It is cool when I want to be cool and warm when I want to be warm.
Photo of the Day: Can't live without... that's easy that would be a photo of my computer.
Sunday, 26 May 2013
A rose for every day for 30 days in what ever medium was handy on that day from crayons to clay and everything inbetween, I think that would be a good idea but I am still undecided
Photo of the Day: Fav thing to do on Sunday
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Last weekend we celebrated Victoria Day but in truth it should have been this weekend as in my mind it is literally associated with May 24th. In my youth it was this week-end that everyone came to town for the first visit of the year. They were here to open their cottages and their trailers and have their first summer week end mind you back then summer began earlier at least it seemed to.
In my 50+ years I have seen many changes and any of you born in the mid 1900's know what I mean. The pace of life was slow and easy but every year it seems to me life goes faster an faster. In my youth we strived to live now it seems we live to strive. Push harder, go faster, do more in less time, Why?
You were expected to work hard but not to work yourself to death. People waited anxiously for letters from their far off loved ones, now we get so much electronic mail that we delete 3/4 of it unread, at least I do. News came slowly vis tv or radio now 10 minutes after something happens someone has posted it to the world wide web.
Do not get me wrong I love the internet and many of the options it offers us are great. The Internet allows me to be what I want to be without spending a lot of money but it also offers the same options to rapist and kiddie porn dealers. Still in all the world only one thing remains true, all that is good can and will be balanced with all that is bad because we as a species would most likely get bored if everything was all bad or all good all the time. We as a species need a balance of both good and bad in our lives to feel like we have lived them.
Be good to one another as often as you can but if someone is making trouble for you eventually that trouble has to be addressed preferably not by violence but in some way.
Photo of the Day: Us
Friday, 24 May 2013
What is your biggest motivation for leaving your comfort zone? Any one of the people in this photo could cause me to step outside my comfort zone if they needed my help. You are familiar with most of the people in this photo but I would like to introduce you to the others.
In the back starting from the far left is my DIL Ashley, Sara's Dad Sam, my oldest grand-child Sara, My son Myles and my other half Rob
In the middle beside me is my grand-daughter Breanna
In the front there is my daughter Faith with her oldest son Drake, my SIL Dean and the youngest boy Aidan.
Scarlett my youngest grand-daughter is not much more than a gleam in her mothers eyes here.
Photo of the Day: Go
Thursday, 23 May 2013
How do you make yourself feel comfortable when you're far from home?
I always have my laptop with me...it is my link with everything and once I open it and am immersed in my writing or what ever else I need to do I am fine. For those times when there is no electricity I use my tablet and read or play a game.
Photo of the Day: PJ's I have no photo's of PJ's, I don't wear them but I got thinking if I did wear PJ's what would I like them to look like so I went surfing and this is what I found:
Though if I had a choice I'd rather wear one of these
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Do you do your best work when you're feeling comfortable or when you're feeling a little uncertain?
I have never thought about it, I suppose when I feel a little uncertain because then I want to make it as nice as possible, if I were comfortable it would be a mumbly, jumbly mess like my journal.
Photo of the Day: Change
I was just thinking about this last night. A dozen years in October since our friends got married and a dozen years since things were really good between the Professor and I
A dozen years has changed my face a lot and my body too. It hurts sometimes to look at myself as I am now and know that I have done this to myself. What's more I have done it willingly.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Not for a very long time, in fact not since I went to Toastmasters back in 05. I remember feeling very nervous when ever I went to a meeting at the beginning but then I was fine. I learned a lot about public speaking through them and would love to go back I just can't seem to get there.
Photo of the Day: I Care About This...
I only care about one thing and I'm sure by now you are tired of seeing pictures of my family so no photo from me today.
I just realized why my post didn't post yesterday, Yesterday was a Holiday Monday, What we call May 2-4 weekend and I was just checking my list of pending posts and saw that I had done the May 24th one by mistake so I did try to post, it was just the wrong date.
Monday, 20 May 2013
I don't really, its called a comfort zone for a reason and I like it here.
I can't believe it after 2.5 months never missing a day on this blog I actually missed today ah well I'm sending it out now.
Photo of the Day:Light
|Victoria Day Fireworks|
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013
Since I do not have any friends except my sister these days I suppose I would have to say her. We get along well since we both have low-key personalities and we talk a lot about different things. Plus neither of us is driven to talk all the time, we are content to sit side by side and read a book. She has a sharp memory and for years I relied on it to remember the things I forgot. I am not sure what she gets from me other than acceptance and someone who shares her sense of humour. I also try to encourage her to follow her dreams which I'm not sure others do.
Photo prompt: Sunrise/Sunset
I missed sunrise so I will get a photo of sunset and upload it.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
These are my parents on their wedding day! The photo prompt of the day is Mother so this fits well.
This is me, my daughter with my sisters Cindy and Sandy . We are all mothers. My sisters and I each have two children , my daughter has birthed four, three of which are alive and kicking
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Photo of the Day: a Smile
so sad am I that I can't even make myself look for a smile today. I will add one tomorrow.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Photo of the Day: Stars
How about one star? My GD the Pop Princess! Scrapbook page I made of my GD showing off a Christmas Present a few years back.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
These boots were Made for Walking my Nancy Sinatra! I put a link below that will take you to a Youtube version. I need to remind myself how to add a video to a blog entry but for now a link will have to do.
Every time I'm down I'll play it to remind myself that I can walk away from something if it just doesn't work for me. It has given me the courage more than once to make a change in my circumstances because they were untenable. There are others of course for other moods but this is the one I turn to when I need to know I'm only as stuck as I want to be.
Photo of the Day: A snack
Way I figure it I have two choices here repeat a picture I've already used or take one and add it. Since I really hate to repeat myself I'll be back as soon as I take it and upload it.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
The smell of any kind of baking always makes me happy but I suppose the one that would make me the most comfortable would be the smell of baking bread because my mom used to make a loaf every couple of days, it was cheaper than buying bread for her.
Photo of the day: Shape: This is a painting my grand-daughter did for me a couple of years ago. She started with the ying-yang shape and the added other shapes to create this interesting mandala for me in my favourite colours. It isn't quite perfectly balanced but I didn't care she made it for me!
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Any number of things can have me reaching out for sugar or salt or a combination of the two but mainly it happens when I am feeling very depressed or when I just can't find the energy to go on and I figure a bite of something full of calories will help boost my energy, turns out that doesn't happen most times it just makes me more tired.
Sometimes when I'm really stressing about something and I have run out of fingernails to chew I'll grab what ever is handy. Ussually since I'm too worried to cook that means cookies or ice cream or something equaly as easy to grab and go.
Todays Photo Prompt is something beginning with F
Monday, 6 May 2013
I spent a good part of the day trying to chase down where I wrote my reaction to the news that I had Dysthymia and I can't find it so I must assume it is in one of my written journals not one of the online ones. Since the beginning of this year I have not visited my other journals. However if you would like to see what it feels like to have Dysthymia and not know what it is you can read a few of the posts here
Todays photo prompt is broken. Because of the search I did not take a photo today however there are a couple of drawing I would like to share.
|Me in deep depression|
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Photo of the day: In my cup is coffee, two sugars and two milk.
|Double Double Coffee|
Friday, 3 May 2013
First of all the scoring. This was the plan:
I am trying something new this month:
1 point x 30 daily blog entriesToday is the 30th day and these are my scores:
1 point x 20 daily prompts answered
1 point x 30 poems completed in the form listed for that day
1 point x 20 if the daily poetry form answers prompt
1 point x 30 daily blog entries = 30
1 point x 20 prompts answered = 18
1 point x 30 poems in the form = 19
1 point x 20 if the form & prompt matched = 13
for a total of 80 out of 100 points. Not bad if I do say so myself, especially given just how busy this month has been for me.
Here is a look at my month:
My warm fuzzy blanket!
May 3 Photo of the day:
|Jackass Corn Biscuits mmm with just a touch of ginger|
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Yes I do, right now a big momma tiger & baby share my bed, it used to be foghorn leghorn but he got lost along the way I have only recently found him again. Still I like the tiger so it stays.
|Momma & baby, my bed companions|
taking Coco for her morning constitutional, feed her and Ember
making and drinking a couple of coffee's sometimes perked sometime Tassimo depending on what we have while catching up on farmville
at 9am ususally I am at writing.com working on one of my lessons and around 10:30am I will come and do this entry.
Tomorrow my routine will change because my SIL has started work and his shift begins early
At 7 am I will get up to the alarm and get dressed
At 7:15 I will take Coco out for her walk
At 7:30 I will feed her and Ember, grab a coffee and breakfast if possible
At 7:45 I will do a quick run through Farmville
At 8:am I will check email at writing .com
At 8:15 I will put on my shoes and head out to the bus stop with the boys
my daughter and I will take the boys to day care and then come back home I figure I'll be back home by 10am at which time I will do todays blog entry
10:30 or so I will be back at writing.com doing my lessons until noon when I will take my lunch break and check farmville again
Back at it by 1pm
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
As a child I had very few toys since we were very poor. The first toy I remember wanting was a Raggedy Anne and the first toy I remember getting was a Wendy Walker. The one thing I remember about the Wendy Walker was that she was taller than me.
For the photo stuff I thought I would follow along with this one by Fat Mum Slim she does a new one every month but as luck would have it my camera needs a battery charge and I didn't bring my charger to the Professors. Turns out internal DCIM takes tons more power than an external one even when your just transferring photos from one to the other.
When I get home I'll have to put up a verbal description until I can take the photos
Today the item I was going to photograph was my new runners. They are black with reddish purple trim and purple laces. They are low tops not high tops since I do a lot of walking and the high tops hurt my ankles, (shakes head, no idea), and I find them uncomfortable.