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Thursday 31 March 2011

Things I have learned through Therapy

Some discussions must have limitations put on them. Other times it's just important to sit and listen, say nothing and offer support. Then there are those which we must discuss in length giving our opinions weather they are received or rejected (and do not to take rejection personally).

I am learning a lot of useful information that I wish I had learned long ago as a parent of three children.


(image by Charles M. Schulz)

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Monday 28 March 2011

tuesday ten:
ten things I have let go of

  1. Fears
  2. Grudges
  3. Cares
  4. Myself
  5. Old clothing
  6. Balloons
  7. Bad habits
  8. Hurtful things
  9. Clutter
  10. Control
Do you have a list for tuesday ten?  Let's hear it!
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    Friday 25 March 2011

    Friday Fill-Ins

    Want to play along?  Click the image below. we go!

    1. Why does it _take me so long to fall to sleep lately?_

    2. _250 ml_ is equal _to 1 cup_.

    3. My favorite breakfast includes _Canadian back-bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast and a mimosa_.

    4. _The Lake Of Dreams by Kim Edwards_ was the last book I read _and enjoyed_.

    5. I am SO glad _we are all excited about the new puppy _.

    6. _A hot water bottle and handfull of Midol_ would make me feel better right now.

    7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _shopping for some doggie supplies_, tomorrow my plans include _hanging out here at home and possibly run some errands_ and Sunday, I want to _try for the market againSomething always seems to come up that takes precedence_!

    Wishing you all a great weekend ♥
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    Thursday 24 March 2011

    Kokology -
    All The World's A Stage

    Back by popular demand...
    Who wants to play KOKOLOGY?
    *Your first time playing?  Read the like below for rules, tips and hints to the game
    • Say the first thing that pops into your head 
    • Don’t try to predict answers 
    • Be honest with yourself 
    • Be prepared 
    • Keep an open mind
    Life is often compared to a drama--it's and easy comparison to make.  The coming and going of the characters, the suspense as each day's plot unfolds, the lines we hear spoken, and the acts performed:  you could say we live each day on stage.  There are even genres to the stories--office comedies and after-school specials, sometimes even a mystery or romance .  And the star of each daily episode is...YOU!  That's what makes life's drama so fascinating and endlessly varied--every cast member in every scene, every extra on the street, is the star of his or her own story in a plot that gets more complex every day.  Even the simplest exchange between two people can have infinite implications as the drama plays out.  Maybe that's why, despite the same old character and story lines we can never seem to get enough.  In the next scenario the curtain is up, the crowd is waiting and the spotlight is on YOU. 

    1.  You are a member of a theater group.  What type of play do you most want to act in.  In the play, what do you picture as your big scene? Explain.

    2.  You audition for the part and are chosen from among all your fellow performers for the starring role.  What words does you main rival have for you on being chosen?

    3.  At the last dress rehearsal before opening night, you see the director sitting with his arms crossed in front of him.  He looks dissatisfied with you performance.  What is it he doesn't like?

    4.  The performance goes off without a hitch, and the play was a huge success.  The crowd has gone home happy after the encore, and the theater is quiet.  What do you say to the empty hall as you stand there looking out for the darkened stage?

    You can leave a comment with your answers or keep them to yourself  - it's up to you.
    Note:  Reading this in Google Reader?  Answer the questions before you continue to scroll to reveal the key to "All The World's A Stage"

    ♥Click to reveal key to All The World's A Stage

    So Long
    A Privilege to Know You

    Two dear friends of mine passed away this week. One a couple days ago of a heart attack and another today from a massive heart attack, ages 42 and 43. Too young too soon :(

    Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, make your peace today,

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    Monday 21 March 2011

    Happy Vernal Eqinox

     Celebrating the colours of Spring

    Happy first day of Spring! - Autumn for those of you in the southern hemisphere. Yay!
    I'm balancing eggs and digging out my Spring clothing today.  How are you celebrating your fist day of Spring/Autumn?
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    Friday 18 March 2011

    I See The Bad Moon Arising

    I see trouble on the way.
    I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
    I see bad times today. - John Fogerty

    Some people say their bodies, and mind is effected by a full moon.  We know that the moon has a great effect on bodies of water on the planet Earth, so take into consideration that the human body is made up mostly of water -  60-70% - then the moon should have some sort of effect on us, right?

    Well Saturday March 19th there will be a "Supermoon". It will be about 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  What do you think?  Do you think the full moon has an effect on you?  And if so, in what way?
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    And the winner to the Anniversary Give Away is...

     Congratulation to:
    Winn (aka Koreen) said...
    Congrats! Happy blogiversary. ;) Can't wait to see what you come up with in the next year of blogging. (Although I wouldn't say no to another few rounds of kokology.)
    Koreen, just give me a shout via email to

    I will get your info and mail your prize right off to you.

    Thanks for playing everyone!
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    Friday Fill-Ins:
    Fly like an Eagle

    I'm not sure if these birds where Eagles, Hawks, or Osprey, but they sure were a treat to see soaring above my house yesterday.

    Now on to the Fill-Ins.
    Want to play along? Click on the image below. we go!

    1. I love to go to _the country when the weather turns warmer_ because _there are so many delightful sights, sounds to take in_.

    2. _It is not the quantity of the Easter chocolate_ it’s the quality!

    3. The last thing I had to eat was _a cheese and spinach pizza_.

    4. _Pantyhose with a dress_ is no longer essential.

    5. Please take a moment to _count all your blessings and remember all the good things in your life_.

    6. _If you consider your life to be a journey; what are some adventures that_ have brought you this far?

    7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _not really planning anything - just go with the flow_, tomorrow my plans include _taking the Girl for a hair design at our favourite salon_ and Sunday, I want to _get my ass out of bed early and get to the market for some breakfast and goodies_

    What will be your plans for the weekend?
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    Ps. Stay tuned for the 3rd Blog Anniversary Give Away draw later today.

    Tuesday 15 March 2011

    Tuesday Ten:
    10 things that make me happy today

    Hot tea
    Empty dirty laundry hamper
    An organized linen closet
     A cuddle with the Kitten
    Mini Eggs
    + temperatures
    Fluffy clouds
    Polaroid cameras + film
    Making a delicious chicken soup from ingredients on hand

      What is making you happy today?
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      Thursday 10 March 2011

      Hello Thursday

      The mild(ish) temperatures and lack of snow and ice on the ground have put me in a great mood. Actually, I have had quite a few surprises that have changed my mood. Tuesday I saw my first robin in the back yard, Monday baby Girl had a great meeting with a new therapist and left her office with a huge smile on her face --smiles from baby Girl have been few and far between in the past several months, things just seem to be clicking along nicely the past couple weeks.

      So, today I was itching to create something Spring-like and happy to reflect my mood.  It's a new blank note card currently unnamed, I am open to suggestions if you have any.
      Hope your all having a wonderful Thursday,
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      Saturday 5 March 2011

      Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging Bliss!

      It is time for my third year anniversary giveaway!  I thought really hard about what prize I will give away this year.  In case you guys haven't noticed, I have been occupying a lot of my free time playing with Photoshop creating brushes and collage art.  So this year I have decided the giveaway should reflect what I have been blogging about.  I'm so excited!
      This Giveaway is open internationally! Contest begins today 04/03/11 and will end 18/03/11. You guys have two weeks! Winners will be chosen at random from

      Here's how to enter:

      1. Leave me a comment on this post / one entry
      2. Follow my blog / another entry
      3. Post about this giveaway on your blog/twitter/etc.(
      *Please let me know in your comment where you have posted it with the link)  / another entry(s)

      Now that all the technicalities are out of the way, on to the prize:

      Prize package consists of three 5x7 blank note cards of Find Your Wings, three 5x7 blank note cards of Awakening and an art panel print of Awakening.  Good Luck!

      ♥ Read the small print ♥

      I am really looking forward to a new year of blogging. I wanted to thank you all for your continued support - I so enjoy interacting with you all and love reading all of your wonderful comments.

      _____Contest is over.  Thank you all for your participation____
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      Tuesday 1 March 2011

      Tuesday Ten
      {10 new Photoshop brushes}

      New Photoshop Brush Set to celebrate by Blog Anniversary
      Happy 3rd Anniversary Slightly Off-Center!
      Textures & Butterfly

      The last sets of brushes I posted so far have 1390 downloads... Wow!

      Check back later this week for my Blogaversary Giveaway

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