Think outside the box
Iris Apfel is an inspiring, eccentric fashion legend and if you haven’t heard of her, find an online video – she’s inspiring.  Reading her quote this morning touched on something that I’ve been pondering.  Simply that for me, I no longer...
Slow Down & Listen
Two days later and I’ve recovered from the horrors of running.  I keep replaying the night over and over again, the sheer terror I felt when the nice running teacher “D” said “now run”.  I didn’t take time to enjoy...
Ready Set Run
We arrived at the rec centre last night pretty excited to get started.  The first clue was seeing the long, tall, stick thin girls standing nearby.  All wearing reflective running tights, matching running jackets, trendy caps on their perfectly coiffed...
When Pigs Fly
Driving back and forth I could see the sign out of the corner of my eyes, but I didn’t bother to look at it.  Every day there it was and I’d smile driving just a little bit faster to get...
Outstanding in your field?
This afternoon found me at yet another winter craft market, I am always trying to be on trend and wanted to see what other crafters were up to (notice I am purposely using the word ‘crafter’ since that’s what was...
Food. Glorious. Food.
Have you heard?  It’s pie season.  Last week in church the pastor started talking about how much he loved pie, then he started naming the flavours and honestly, I got so sidetracked on pies I don’t remember the sermon. A...
Basket of Love - Down Syndrome
Pretty sure we were raised with an attitude to give back.  If you had two cookies, you always shared one (and the most important rule was if one cookie/candy/donut was left in the bag, you ALWAYS left it for the...
Love Yourself
Remember the post about walking vs. driving?  So today was day 2 of walking for a delivery, 27 long agonizing minutes there with NO BREAK FOR CARROT CAKE I might add and 29 minutes walking back. Yes the beauty was...
Drive or Walk
  Sat in the car waiting for a friend to get off work and I watched an older lady get out of her car and amble slowly to the store.  Her joints just looked stiff and it didn’t help she...
Try Thai Food
  I am bored.  Bored with making dinner and having the same old, same old.  My repertoire is rather pathetic, about a dozen tried and true that everyone is so bored of (but too lazy to cook anything different). Then...
Outdoor market versus online
The tent has been taken out of the car, along with the folding tables, folding chairs (not the low ones, but the swanky high ones that allow you to slouch/stand), tent sides, trolley/dolly whatever it’s called, bamboo polls to support...
Salts that soothe
So my research has taken me to the study of bathing through the ages.  The Romans were known to have 3,000 people bathing simultaneously including huge food feasts, theatre and a little massage thrown in for good measure.  The feasts,...
Safety in the manor house
All settled in the coffee shop I sipped my tea and started to write this blog.  To my left sat two lovely ladies each nursing coffees and reminiscing.  Ideas weren’t coming to me as quickly as I had hoped so...
What do you do?
Margarite and I were sitting across from each other at a community held event, in the midst of the games and airshow.  Some wise soul had decided to erect a giant circle tent right in the middle of the festivities,...
The Artisan Show Adventure
By February of every year we set our winter market schedule.  We typically do our favourite three markets and stick with that schedule.  One year we did every craft show we could find filling every Saturday/Sunday between November 1st and...
Service with a smile
To get a package from point A to point B requires several steps.  Wrap the package and affix the correct address.  Gather yourself together with sufficient postage money and go to the post office.  Yes there will be a long...
Perspective
We are at the tail end of farmers market season, which means that after Saturday the tent, the tables, shelves and all the bins of product can move back into the house.  It’s a great day of celebration in that...
Reflections
Random fact: I was the yearbook editor my junior year in college.  Motivation was having a crush on the photographer and if that didn’t work out, I also thought one of the writers was cute. The publishing company we worked with...
We all have a story to tell
My friend wanted to take advantage of the two for one price glasses that were on sale.  She admitted she had a difficult time choosing one pair of glasses (really?  I never noticed :)) how would she ever choose two...
Tis the season of the sniffle
Tis the season of the sniffle, although a mother stopped by our farmer's market today telling me that at her daughter's school, it was the season of lice.  And yes, after she left my table I started scratching my hair...
I Quit. I give up. I. Am. Done.
You know those days, its cloudy, the weather is cooler, its damp, I am rummaging around for sweaters to wear, I am eating waaaay too many carbohydrates for comfort food and its all going terribly wrong. Facebook shows me that...