Sometimes all you need… is a little mindlessness. At least, that’s how it turned out for me this week. I practice mindfulness regularly : I journal, meditate, do yoga, try to eat healthy, and remind myself to be in the moment. I read more than I watch tv, enjoy learning new things, and try toContinue reading “Mindless Mode”
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A Winter Walk
We took a walk at Lemoine Point (in Kingston, ON) on a mild Sunday afternoon. Fresh air, sunshine, and spring-like temperatures lured us outside for a walk with the kids. Teeny chickadees and fluffy squirrels were our company.
A bouquet of fall flowers from my husband brightens our dining room table. This single sunflower is its centrepiece, a splash of yellow among reds and greens.
Things that made me smile on Mother’s Day
Handmade cards Handwritten coupons for free kisses and quiet time Child-wrapped gifts A blouse that my daughter knew I liked and secretly had her dad take her to buy A camera necklace Sleeping in Heart-shaped eggs Hugs and kisses and spending the day with my son and daughter http://www.dawnblanchardphotography.com
It’s Beginning to Feel a lot like Christmas…
With the snow outside (that we’ve had since the beginning of November, mind), the front porch decorated, and an array of ornaments scattered throughout the house, it’s beginning to feel like Christmas around here. With the stress of gift buying (particularly when the gifts on the lists are impossible to get) – not to mentionContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Feel a lot like Christmas…”
Ferns (and Family)
Each year my parents arrange a reunion for my father’s family. At a local chalet, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, children, parents, and my grandfather gather to eat lobster, catch up, and roast marshmallows by the fire. The day wouldn’t be complete without a walk to the river. The trail is bordered by lush green ferns.Continue reading “Ferns (and Family)”
A knock on the kitchen window takes me away from preparing supper. The kids want me to watch them outside, so I head up to my office for a better view, and grin as they take off running and jump onto sleds. They zip down our backyard hill and tumble off giggling at the bottom.Continue reading “Snow Fun”
I Love that my Husband Loves to Cook
Sitting in the kitchen, drinking a glass of wine while my husband cooks. It is one of my favourite moments of the day.
A Cheerful Christmas
And another Christmas has passed. Family gathering Carols sung Children laughing Holiday begun Lights shining Sleepers’ hum Stars twinkling Santa’s come Sun rising Children’s glee Gifts waiting Under tree Turkey cooking Family’s fun Snow falling Christmas done
A Gift of Music
It is a moment I will not soon forget. My favourite song, sung by my husband, played on keyboard by my son, and danced by my daughter: Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. It was an unplanned gift.