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In Bloom

It’s just a gorgeous day today – we’re supposed to hit a high of 27 degrees (Celsius). The sun is shining, and some of the spring bulbs are in full bloom.

These are the tulips just off the back deck. They are always one of the first signs of spring around here.
I love my [...]

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Today’s Mini-Epiphany: What Work Is Telling Me

Before I wandered downstairs to my office this morning (well, more like late morning or early afternoon), I had a little bit of an epiphany. About my work, yes.
See, I’ve been noticing something during this last round of deadlines. And it’s this: whenever I’m stuck working, you know, on the stuff that encourages the flow [...]

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A Colorful Life

I went shopping with Hayley yesterday, to one of my favorite stores, Winners. There’s such a gorgeous element of surprise in shopping there; I’m never sure what I’ll find. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt, and I never fail to come home with at least one thing (and sometimes an armload of stuff).
I [...]

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Beyond Insomnia

I had insomnia last night – self-induced insomnia, really. I was reading a mystery novel and at 1:30 a.m. decided to push forward and finish it. I did (disappointing ending, though) and by that time it was 3:00 a.m. And I found I couldn’t fall asleep!
Sleep finally came as it was getting bright out, and [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all my blogger friends in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Renovations Begin Tomorrow

We’ve been waiting for this moment for several years now. It’s a long story, one that we decided we’d no longer talk about anymore, involving a very badly done renovation and a contractor who talked big but didn’t have a clue what he was doing. Since neither did we, it didn’t make for good results. [...]

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A New Look

Sometimes I amaze myself with the things I can accomplish when I’m in full procrastination mode.
I got my new book review site up yesterday, and in the process fell in love with this new Wordpress theme, which really wasn’t suitable for the new site. But the theme kept nudging me all afternoon, so I [...]

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Voting and Election Today, and The Big Draw Catchup

Well, we went and voted today – I always get such a big thrill when it comes to voting, that whole exercise of the right to vote in a democracy thing. It looks like the Conservatives are back in power but at least the results indicate it’s still a minority government, although stronger than the [...]

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The Sunday Salon: On My Bedside Table

It’s not been a great week for reading – when this happens, it really astonishes me because there are times I can’t think of anything but reading. This week, though, I’ve been spending time getting through the 1001 magazines that we’re subscribed to (at least, that’s what it felt like!).
Magazine reading doesn’t actually count [...]

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When things go just so very smoothly …

This is along the lines of “not figuring things out”, something I have yet to perfect. I’ve noticed that when something that throws me for a loop happens, my first impulse is still to grab the problem solving hat and find that perfect solution.
But there have been some areas in my life where I’ve been [...]

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