cook books, donating

Minimize Monday: Cookbooks

Another minimize Monday is upon us! This week I went through my cookbook cupboard above the fridge.  This also required cleaning off the top of the fridge.  Gross!  Why does it get so dusty there? 

Week Eight of Project Happy

Welcome to Week Eight of #Project Happy! This week I was sitting a friend’s daughters again.  The oldest daughter is in school all day but would come here before school and during lunch time.  The youngest girl I only had in the morning as she has Kindergarten in the afternoon.  This week, the youngest, said…

A New Challenge: Meditation

So, I’ve decided to try something new and just for me.  Meditation. To be entirely truthful, meditation is not new for me.  I tried it a couple times before but then I began to  think it was too cheesy.  Then, I thought I wasn’t doing it right.  So, I quit.  I gave up. Because I…

Crying Inside and Out

How ironic is it that I just wrote a post only a few days ago about my happy moments and now, I am going to vent about my anxiety issues?  Even though I am struggling right now, I do occasionally have those moments of happiness.  They are just harder to find. The past few weeks…

Week Seven of Project Happy

This week was full of chaos, laughs, and naps. On Sunday night I took the kids to my dad and step-mom’s for my dad’s birthday.  We had a great supper and visit.  Dad (and my step-mom) were super excited about the birthday present my brother and I got them (step-mom’s birthday is in April but…

Friday Funnies and WTF Moments

Here are some Friday funnies and WTF moments from the past couple of weeks. Incident 1:  This is a text conversation between myself and my computer repair man.  Our laptop has been extremely hot after only awhile of use. Me:  I was just concerned bc it was getting hot so quickly. Me:  I won’t be…

Valentine’s Day Past

Valentine’s Day was never a favourite of mine. Especially when I was a teenager.  I never really had a boyfriend.  I always had crushes, but never a boyfriend.  So, I dreaded Valentine’s Day. Fast forward to the year 2000 when I met my future husband.  We started dating in July after meeting for the second…

Week Six of Project Happy

It’s week six of Project Happy. Whoa, I almost wrote sex instead of six.  LOL! On Tuesday night I decided to return to my favourite service club, the Kinette Club.  I joined a few years ago but took about a half of year off.  I didn’t think I had much time to commit to it…

Our Dirty Little Secret

… wasn’t so secret. My mom was an alcoholic. We tried to deny it, hide it.  We were ashamed.  We never talked about it.  It hung above us like a big huge grey thunder cloud.  Then, one day it stormed and crashed down all around us. That day was March 13, 2001.  That was the…

Let’s Talk about Anxiety

As many of you know I suffer from anxiety. I was officially diagnosed in 2003 but I believe I have suffered from it my entire life. My mom was also a sufferer.  However, back then I did not understand it.  I would get so frustrated with her because I just wanted her to be “normal.”…