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Reading: Stuart Woods and Course materials for my leadership course I’m taking through work.  Listening: Listening to the professor in my course. Going: Home soon. Our day is wrapping up in a couple of hours.  Doing: Taking notes in class and eating an apple. Writing in my planner and gratitude journal, too. Looking forward to: going home, seeing Jeff and getting our taxes done. Hello tax return, come to momma. 🙂 Loving: Jeff, my family, the dogs and my dear friends. <3 I’m going to try to get my pet sitting weekend recap posted within the next 48 hours, so stay tuned. […]

Life and Serious Shit. 14

Life has been exhausting and so draining in the last, what, five days? I don’t even know what day of the week it is to be honest with you.  My mother-in-law was admitted to the ICU since last Thursday and her back surgery was (obviously) cancelled because of her state. She started slipping hard and then all of a sudden on Sunday morning, pretty much just after I got back from my overnight visit at the farm, we got a call from Jeff’s dad informing us that she was declining and fast and that we needed to come up north […]

Life Lately 4

Did you all enjoy the lovely three-day long weekend?  I sure did!  If I could seriously figure out how to get my organization to work longer hours so we could work a four-day work week and have three-day long weekends, I’d be all over that.  Nevertheless, I’m back to work and happy that it is a short work week, even moreso than usual as I am not working this Friday so it’s an extra short work-week.  Yahooo! We had AMAZING weather all weekend long, with temperatures soaring into the double digits AND alllllllllllll of the snow was melting, which made for […]

The boys

5 Things I Need to Work On This Year (and maybe you do, too!) 9

Like most anything in life, all of things apply this year, last year and future years. These are things I need to practice daily.  Counting my blessings. Whether it be gratitude or something as simple as expressing to Jeff how much he means to me, those all count for something. Patience. Pretty self-explanatory. My reactions.  How I react and my immediate response to things needs some serious work and always has. Often times, my facial expressions and body language don’t match, so I can be confusing to some (read: jeff). For example, I could be totally joking about something but […]

Girls Weekend 8

We planned our Girls Weekend back in August, just shortly after coming back from Barbados and it was something fun to look forward to months from then.  We usually book it out so far in advance for many reasons, one because some of the girls that join us have children and two, the spa that we go to in Collingwood (Ontario, Canada) is booked 3-6 months in advance.  That’s really the real reason we book so far out.  We try to get together for weekends away from home a few times a year but usually and always once a year.  […]

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2016 Royal Canin Dog Show 10

2016 Royal Canin Dog Show This past weekend, my husband, Mom and I attended our first dog show. As in the kind you see on tv (think Westminster, but not quite on that scale of grandiose).  The variety of breeds, from tiny to giant and pocket dogs all the way up to over 200 pound mark (mastiff), it was truly a feast for my eyes. As you can imagine, I did not stop smiling for one single second. Can you guess how long we were there? Six and a half hours!! Just call me the crazy dog lady from now […]