Friday, March 24, 2017

This Week

I woke up to snow this morning. Does anyone want it? I’d be happy to ship it over to you. And if you live in a warmer climate, maybe you can send over some real spring weather. Although the definition of ‘real spring weather’ differs from place to place.



This week’s word is balance. I worked really hard but also found time to relax and enjoy myself. For example, Monday and Tuesday I washed and painted. But on Wednesday I took the day off and ran away from home. I drove to my hometown in the morning to meet my best friend who I’ve known since we were both four years old. We spent the day together and had an amazing time. For almost eight years while I lived in Kingston we couldn’t do this. Now that I’m much closer we can get together whenever we want. This alone makes all the grunge and backbreaking work worth it.

Yesterday I spent the entire day again washing and painting. Today I will do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Balance.



I picked up the bowl in the image below last week and can’t believe how ridiculously happy it makes me. But how can it not with its fun pattern and bold colours? I mean, just look at it.

It has become my oatmeal bowl and whenever I use it I feel – you guessed it - ridiculously happy. It’s all about the little things, folks; that’s what brings us the most joy.



For those who are wondering, our two cats are doing fantastic. And not only are they completely over the moving trauma, they are also loving their new home. There is so much to enjoy and explore.

All is well in our little world.

And that’s it for this week. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

52 comments:

  1. Yuck snow! It has now been washed away by rain, overall a dreary day. I'm staying home and dreaming warmer weather. How lovely you were able to meet with your friend for the day. Your move has been so worthwhile. So glad to hear the cats are loving their new home.

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    1. Let's hope all this wintry type weather ends, Linda! Spring is my favourite season of the year and I'd hate for a good chunk of it to be bad weather.

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  2. That's what I hate last year, do nothing days were very guilty when you have a new house.

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    1. So true, Adam. And then you work twice as hard the next day to make up for it!

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  3. Love that spring joke! I can see why that mug would make you happy!

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  4. Martha, I am feeling your your wonderful energy and positive attitude coming through in this post...I love it!!! Love your happy bowl and all of your good news!!! Enjoy your day of just doing nothing!!!

    Great Big Hugs!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan! Great big hugs are the best type of hugs :)

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  5. I'm glad the cats have settled in. After all, it's all about them. šŸ±

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  6. Love the bowl!

    The color purple makes me happy. It always has....I do not know why but it does.

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    1. When I was a kid, the colour purple was my favourite. I even had a purple winter coat that I loved.

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  7. I love that first one - spring is not available in our area either, apparently :)

    What a pretty bowl; no wonder you love it! Glad the cats are getting along well :)

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  8. Work one day, play the next . . . great strategy! Have fun!

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    1. Taking a day off regularly will keep me from going nutso!

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  9. I can understand why the bowl makes you ridiculously happy. The colors and design are perfect.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Now you've got the idea. Pace yourself. I think you get as much done when you take time off and come back rested.

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    1. Absolutely right. You do get more done when you tackle a job rested. When you're too tired, you also start to make mistakes.

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  11. I hope we get to see more pictures of your home when you get all the painting, cleaning, etc. done! Glad to hear the cats are doing great and adjusted well! Fun to get together with your friend and I too love that bowl!! About 75 degrees here today; sending you some warmth.....let me know when you get it :)

    betty

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    1. I plan to share photos later on, Betty. Not sure when as this stuff is taking its sweet time but eventually I'll get there!

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  12. I think that applies to Spring here too :) I am glad you got a day off to enjoy spending time with your friend. That is a cool bowl too. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. I hope you had a super weekend. Spring is still not here but I'm still hopeful it'll arrive soon enough.

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  13. first off - good news about the cats. Love that bowl - it would make me happy also! How great you are close to your friend again. Good news all around from you! Except that u are still waiting for spring.

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    1. Yes, all good news except for waiting for spring! Hopefully it finds its way here soon :)

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  14. Pretty bowl! It would make me happy too.

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  15. Lovely bowl, I would enjoy oatmeal in that, too. I'm happy that everything is looking up for you after this move. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, my blogging pal! I hope your weekend was a good one.

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  16. LOVE the Spring loading one! We are back and forth between cold / frost / snow and rain which then melts all the snow. We both know, Martha, that we might not see a true Spring until the beginning of May, but let's hope it won't be one of those years! -Jenn

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    1. So true, Jenn. Yes, let's hope it's not one of 'those' years!

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  17. I don't envy you the snow. I am hopeful that we are past getting any here but it's not unheard of to get snow in April here.

    Balance is tricky. I continue to strive for it but things seem to come in waves. I am hopeful for an "ebb" where I have time to sit back.

    Happy to hear that you are finding time to have some fun. Moving is hard.

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  18. Totally with you in the motivation department!

    Loading Spring meme is excellent.

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    1. Spring seems to have gotten lost on its way here :)

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  19. Now THAT is one HAPPY bowl for sure!
    Nice that you can visit your bestie whenever you want now, Martha.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. I love being able to visit her whenever I want. It is such a great thing about this move!

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  20. Oh, it IS the little things!
    SNOW? You can keep it!!

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    1. Kay, you don't like snow? It's so pretty...and I've got so much to share :)

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  21. Balance is key!

    Love your bowl, what a great colour.

    Happy weekend wishes

    All the best Jan

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  22. Happy to hear that the cats are doing well. We are anxiously awaiting spring down here in the Pacific Northwest as well!

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  23. i really strive to read your simple wonderful posts who enhance my wisdom somehow.
    you did great to take breaks among your works and took time for yourself.what else can be more delightful to meet a childhood friend[got eyes teary missed my native town friends!]
    this area brought huge pleasant change in your life my dear,wishing you more happiness

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    1. It did bring pleasant changes! Being able to see my oldest and dearest friend is one of the best things about this move. It made my heart fill with joy!

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  24. I am currently on the hunt for a new porridge bowl. And today, Tim got me a new mug. I love this mug. So fun. I was drinking out of it today and said, "How can this mug be so great?"

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    1. Isn't it amazing how something so simple can make you so happy? It's always that way with me.

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