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Reflections on a new year

I’ve always loved the fresh slate a new year brings – reflecting on the year before as it winds down, daydreaming about goals and plans for the coming year – and the hope January 1st seems to bring. In the past, throughout the month of December I’d think about what I’d want for myself –...

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My son Jayne

I’ve wanted to say something about the current state of things in the US – come on, we all know what I’m talking about – but I just haven’t found the words to express my frustration, anger, confusion and sadness. The other night I decided to make a Pussy Hat to show my support to...

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I’ve got dreams, you know!

Well, let’s call them goals, but I’ve had Tangled stuck in my head so it just seemed fitting. I’m not really big on New Years Resolutions, but I am big on reviewing the previous year and setting new goals for the year ahead. The goals change, they evolove and they are revisited throughout the year...

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Everyone is sick, but I can be thankful for a few things…

My kids and husband are sick. And don’t even get my started on my dogs! It feels like everyone in my house is taking some kid of pill, puffer, ointment or eye drops for something this week. Add that on top of the daily pills I, along with my dog Charlie, take and we’re just...

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The sound of my snoring dog

It’s not a sound I hear very often during the day, the sound of a snoring dog. That’s not to say my dogs don’t snore. They do. A lot. It’s more that it is never quiet enough around here to hear them with two kids running around, and some kind of background noise (music, singing,...

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Family Photos

For the forth year in a row, we had our family photos done at Centennial Park here in Thunder Bay. We’ve always done them at the end of September, and this year was no different (well, only slightly as it *was* October 2nd). I really love doing these photos at the same time and the...

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2016 Goals Update

Way back in January, I laid out some goals for the year. Within a few months, most were tossed out the door as that’s just what happens. After the craziness of the summer, I’m revisiting and reevaluating the goals to see what I can salvage for the rest of the year! 2016 Goals 1) Complete...

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February Wrap-Up (midway through March)

Well, it’s not exactly the beginning of the month, but I’m finally getting around to my February Wrap-Up post. AND, I promise I am working on posting more often. I have this weird need for all posts to be perfect, well-thought out/planned and something ‘worth’ writing about. Truth is, a lot of stuff I do...

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I’m still here… just tired

I’m not entirely sure where the month of February has gone. I get it, it’s not over yet, but we’re very close to the end. This month has been a blur. A foggy, sleepy blur and I’m trying to muddle my way out before it drags March down with it too. Jayne has spent the...

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January Wrap-Up

How on earth is it already February 1st? I don’t understand where January went.  I blinked and missed it completely. Somehow though, I managed to stay on top of my 2016 goals. Crazy! On New Years Eve I made a list of 10 goals for 2016. They were a mix of physical goals (fitness, running,...

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