Friday, August 28, 2015

What I’ve Learned In My Life So Far

I’ve learned that YouTube is like a black hole. You go on it expecting to watch that one thing you planned to watch and before you know it you’ve trapped there.

It’s that hypnotic ‘related videos’ side bar, I tell you, where you get sucked into clicking on video after video until you’re completely hooked. You go from listening to a favourite song to giggling and chortling and snorting and chuckling while watching silly cat video after silly cat video (in my case, anyway). Like this one:

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

A To Z Of Gratitude: J

J is for Jeans

Sounds like a silly thing to be grateful for, right? But not for me. ‘Cause I’m a denim-loving girl. The majority of the time I wear jeans. Jeans have been my main choice for pants since my early teens and I don’t see that changing any time soon. In addition, you’d be hard pressed to find me in a dress or skirt. I grew up as a tomboy and there’s never been much of a girly girl in me.

That being said, it’s getting harder and harder to find a pair of jeans that I like as I get older. With my body changing and all. The jeans are too high. Too low. Too tight. Too loose. Too dull. Too weird. Nothing looks right. Nothing fits right. So when I do run across something appealing, I think to myself “If I fits, I gits”. And I usually pick up more than one pair. Because there’s no telling when I’ll stumble across another great-fitting pair of jeans!

Do you like wearing jeans?


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Joy Of Decluttering

One of the things I’m enjoying most about our upcoming move is getting rid of a lot of crap things. Every time I clean out a space, I feel lighter and happier, and my mind feels clearer. Just this week we donated, recycled and trashed a whole bunch of unnecessary - and unwanted - items.

And because we’re downsizing to a much smaller space, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of decluttering. By the time we’re ready to move, about half of what’s in this house will be gone. Maybe more. Hopefully more. As a minimalist, this feels like a party! And it’s quite liberating. Because too much stuff around makes me feel like I’m suffocating.

Moving is not my favourite thing in the world and it can be quite a hassle, but it’s definitely a great way to get rid of things we don’t want, need or ever use.

Do you enjoy decluttering?


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Almost There...

Yesterday I encouraged you all to take a guess as to where we were wandering the halls in the photo below. I even offered cool prizes, although some of you scoffed at them. Who doesn't like winning stuff? Sheesh...

The most important hint in the image is my daughter who as you all know will be heading to university in another city.

So what did we do on Saturday? Well, we drove to Ottawa in the morning to attend the summer orientation for new students; well worth the trip. We were provided with important information and advice about first-year university studies and an overview of the various services available. We even got a fantastic tour of the grounds. They also gave tours of the residences but because my daughter's is off campus, we drove to it on our own.

Specifically, this residence:

We didn't think we'd be allowed to see her place or any place for that matter but when we asked at the reception we were told we most certainly could. And the icing on the cake was that hers was available to view, albeit not thoroughly cleaned yet (they rent these residences as hotel rooms off season), which we didn't mind, so my daughter picked up the key and up we went to investigate.

It's a two-bedroom suite that my daughter, Alex, will be sharing with three other students (let's hope they get along) and we were pleasantly surprised at how lovely it is! Alex loves how spacious and attractive it is and where it's located (in the downtown area).


Those of you who guessed that we were wandering the halls of a university student residence are correct! But we weren't helping her move in. Not yet. We'll be doing that next week and I will share more photos very soon. And the *sniff* emotions that will accompany her leaving home. So stay tuned.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, friends. I hope you all had a really nice weekend. Yesterday we spent some time downtown enjoying the wonderful weather and then headed over to one of our favourite parks to watch the sun go down.

But Saturday...ah, Saturday...we did something completely different. And exciting! I'll write more about that later this week but I'll give you a hint with this photo:

Can anyone guess where we were wandering around the halls like this? Those who get it right will win a box of navel lint, an empty bottle of Tabasco sauce and two old toothbrushes. Not just one toothbrush, but two. Because generosity is important here at Plowing Through Life. So go ahead and take a guess.

And to get everyone in a good mood, I'll even throw in some humour...

Have a wonderful day!



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