One word for 2012

It's the first day of 2012, and although I know that I could make New Years Resolutions, I know that I won't stick to them.  Instead, I am going to follow the lead of a number of people, including Amber at, whom I've known for longer that I will admit to you, and come up with a word that I will try to live by for the next year. Sound easy?  It wasn't for me.  It's been a big year … [Read more...]

Searching for the Christmas magic

I am having a strange Christmas. Normally I love Christmas, getting the tree up and decorating it, sending and receiving cards, shopping for things that I hope that people will love. This year feels a bit different for some reason. I've been sick pretty much since November, first with bronchitis/pneumonia, and now my bronchitis is back. I find myself struggling with finding the energy and … [Read more...]

Pushing the limits and breaking barriers

Tonight was a great night.  My limits, both physically and mentally, were pushed.  When I thought that I couldn't possibly do something even one more time, someone was there to help me up and give me the kick in the butt I needed to do it.  As I write this, I am exhausted.  My body is covered with bruises and pole burns, and tomorrow I figure that I will probably feel like an old lady, and be … [Read more...]

What I’ve learned after a month of blogging daily

Today is the second to last day of NaBloPoMo.  This month has been a real challenge for me, as a new blogger.  I feel like I have had some really good posts, and some not so great posts.  I have learned about some of the things that I like to write about, and had some of my words reach out to people.  I have met some new friends, and have started to expand my blogging community.  I have had a lot … [Read more...]

10 of my favourite pictures

It's Monday, which means that once again, it's time for Monday Listicles.  This week is a special week, as Stasha has asked us to post 10 of our favourite pictures to surround Kim at Zook Book Nook with love and happy images as she welcomes a new baby into the world. So here goes.  Most are oldies, but goodies, in my opinion.   10 pictures of people and places that put a smile on my face, and I … [Read more...]