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Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins
Kitten and J. Peterman S.M.


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And...here we go!

1. Up and about early is hard for me latelyI wish I could have just one night of uninterrupted sleep.

2. Around here there is a lot of daydreaming going around.

3. Coats and scarves, mittens and boots: are stuffed into my closets and overflowing into the front foyier; next year I will be getting a mitten box for both closets for sure.

4. Hubby worked hard all week.  He is deserving of a nice back rub.

5. I'm thinking about warmer weather and being able to lock away the boots and wool hats and trade them for flip-flops and floppy straw hats.

6. And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me, shine until tomorrow, let it be. I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be. ~The Beatles

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a nice evening in with the family, tomorrow my plans include shopping for paint for my kitchen and maybe painting if I catch the mood and Sunday, I want to get up early enough to get the the market and maybe brunch with hubby!
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{smile}
it's Friday!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Running on Empty

I just heard the news that Jackson Browne is coming to town. 
Yay! I have to purchase tickets to this show :)

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Around My City -
Creative Graffiti

Downtown Halifax business are getting tired of paying for repairs of buildings being hit by vandalism by graffiti.  Some have decided to hire urban artists to do a graffiti mural on the building hoping it will stop other graffiti artists from painting over the work of the other artist.

This scene was painted the length of the back of a building on Barrington Street in Halifax South End.  I noticed it while going the the neighbouring Tim Hortons Drive-thru.

Click here to see the entire photo of the graffiti artwork.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

... on the bright side

 I've been feeling really disconnected lately. I feel as if I have no idea of my own reality -- if that makes any sense... Possibly these feelings stem from being so worried about my youngest daughter and her situation and feeling like I am so helpless to be able to fix what is wrong.  Mothers are suppose to do that arn't they? They are suppose to make it all better and right now I don't know how to do that.

I'm trying hard to remind myself that that which does not kill us only makes us stronger, and usually I have found that to be true.

On the bright side...
the sun was shining today,
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Unblogable
+ Friday Fill-Ins 2011-02

Sorry I haven't been around that much these past couple weeks.  We are dealing with some pretty heavy, un-blogable stuff around here lately.  I am usually not one to hold back when It comes to blogging what's going on around here, but this time it concerns sensitive matters of other involved so for now must be kept under blog lock and key.  So for the time being, memes and games and fluff-posts will be popping up here whenever I find the time to sit and blog.

Friday Fill-Ins are perfect for these sorts of times.  Thank you Janet!




And...here we go!

1. Right now I need A little bit of resolve.

2. Herbal tea is what's in my glass.

3. A copy of this letter to Dr. A and B, the school, and the insurance company.

4. Fudge frosting is best with a spoon.

5. The best movie I've seen lately is the book of Eli (haven't seen many movies lately).

6. Fondant I don't like; butter-cream I love.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to anything as long as it's not sitting at home another evening, tomorrow my plans include usual errand running and Sunday, I want to take a little hike with hubby and a camera!
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Restless Soul


I was laying here in bed in the dark listening to my heart beat - It's 3:18 a.m. Thoughts have been ruminating through my head at light speed, as if caught in a temporal loop with no awareness of their repetitive state. I was repeating spelling every letter in the alphabet, phonetically of course; "A -- a, B -- bee, C -- see (or sea or cee). Last night it was word association: twitter, bird, jay, Murry, pal, friends, introvert, inside my head, song, big wreck...  Totally  f#&*ed up or what!?

Is this my fate? Am I destined to live a life where panic and obsession rule my life? I swear, just when I thought things were going good, "WHAM!" their back again. I hate the feeling of anxiety, but I sometimes think the obsessive thoughts are worse. Obsessions exhaust my mind usually at night when I should be sound asleep. No wonder I am feeling tired, cranky and not rested this past week.

I am trying not to invest too much emotional attention to this matter yet because this might only be a passing phase. (For anyone who has been reading my blog entries over the past year you may recall me being absent for some time due to panic, anxiety, and OCD.) Perhaps my mom was right; she would often tell me I had a restless soul, after many sleepless nights in my teen years were spent cleaning and re sorting my bedroom or stay up until the wee hours clicking away on my old green Hermes typewriter (remember those?).

So here I sit...

Can anyone tell me how do you sooth a "restless soul"?

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This Is Not a Resolution

  • have more family gatherings
  • start a new hobby or get back into an old hobby
  • arrange more girly-girl things with my two daughters
  • take a special trip just hubby and me
  • make some changes in the blog
  • start a p/t job and make some "fun" money
  • challenge myself to step outside my box
  • make my home more enviro-friendly
  • make healthier food choices
  • read more books
What are some things you would like to accomplish in 2011?
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