Monday, April 15, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! How are you doing? What's new? What have you been up to? Today I feel like I'm on the run. I just returned from the food bank and I'm getting ready to prepare a light dinner, which will be followed by the second class of the tarot course I started last week at the library. Every Monday (aside from holidays) for six weeks. And it's so much fun!

Yesterday I drove to a neighbouring city to spend the afternoon with my older daughter. We met up at a café that we both like where we had a light lunch, some coffee or tea, and caught up with our news. After Easter I will have to make plans to meet my younger daughter in Ottawa and catch up with her, as well. By the end of the month she'll be done with all her exams and the last year of university! I can't believe how fast time goes by.

And that's it for now. I'll be on the run again very soon. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Monday, April 8, 2019

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Happy Monday to all! How is everyone doing? What are you up to these days? Anything new and exciting? Share in the comments below.

I'm running late today. I'm getting ready to have lunch, so I can take off in the afternoon and head over to the food bank where I volunteer. I've been going there every Monday since September and I'm still enjoying it very much.

And this evening I'll be attending a tarot course at the library! There is a 2-hour class going on every Monday for six weeks and - get this - they are all free! How cool is that? You gotta love the library. I'm really looking forward to this course and I'll check regularly at the library to see what else is offered. It's always fun to learn new things.

Anyhow, let's get to it because the clock is ticking. Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Happy Monday, everyone, and happy April! I hope this month is good to all of you. We still have snow around the city but I can't imagine it sticking around much longer. It's going to warm up this week and it'll all melt. Be gone, snow. Be gone. It's time to see some greenery and the first flowers of spring.

What have you been up to? Anything new? I'm still on my journey to better health. I've lost another 1.4 pounds this week. Doesn't sound like much but I'm aiming for no more than a 1 - 2 pound loss per week, which will make the weight loss sustainable long term. It's all about lifestyle. So, patience is key. And so is focus, commitment and dedication.

Now let's get to the funny stuff! Enjoy and have a wonderful week ahead.

Monday, March 25, 2019

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Happy new week, blogging friends. How is everyone? What have you been up to? What's been keeping you busy? We are looking forward to getting out a lot more as the weather improves. Can't wait for those long walks and lengthy bike rides! And visiting and exploring neighbouring towns and cities. Squeeeeeee!

Remember when I mentioned that I was on a journey to lose a few pounds and get into shape? This came about because we'd gotten lazy over the winter and did a little too much munching on crap, which brought on a few extra unwanted pounds. This didn't surprise me. Well a little over two weeks ago I decided enough is enough. I ditched all the junk food, stocked up on real food and got back to eating healthy. I always exercise regularly, so that wasn't an added effort, but that activity combined with better nutrition has brought on positive results: I've already lost 4 pounds! My goal is 10 and I don't see a problem getting there.

This Wednesday I have a colonoscopy exam. Perhaps this is a little too much information, but I can't stress enough how important this medical procedure is. You have one day of discomfort as you prepare for the test and a few hours of inconvenience on the day of, but it may catch early onset of colon cancer. I've already done this test before and find it very easy (aside from the preparation). If your doctor recommends it, do it. It may save your life.

And that's enough of all the 'awkwardness'. Let's get to the funny stuff.

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Happy Monday, blogging friends! How is everyone? What's new? What's going on? We've got tons of sunshine here this morning and I am so grateful for that. I'm also grateful for melting snow, a cold that was trying to get a grip on me for a few days but seems to be losing the battle, and my second cup of coffee in a mug with an adorable lady bug on it and the inscription "You're My Love Bug". The most amazing man in the world bought it for me last year, which makes it extra special. It's the little things in life that bring us the most joy, amiright?

Hey, you know what I tried for the first time ever last week? Zoodles! You know...zucchini noodles that you create with a spiralizer. I've been meaning to try them for ages but never got around to it. I suppose not having a spiralizer played a huge part in the delay (duh) but I ran across a hand-held one for only $3 at a shop I was browsing a couple of weeks ago and couldn't resist buying it. So I finally made some zoodles (don't you love that word?). And...drumroll...I LOVED them. Holy crap on a cracker, are they ever good. I can't believe I waited this long. They will replace regular pasta and contribute to my journey of shedding a few pounds and getting into shape. Have you ever tried zoodles?

Now enough blah, blah, blah... Let's get to the funny stuff. Enjoy and have a fabulous day!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! How are you all doing? What's going on with you? Anything new and exciting to share? Or even not so new and exciting? Write all about it in the comments below.

Nothing worth sharing on our end. We've still got a lot of snow around but it's going to be milder this week, so hopefully most of it will be gone very soon! Definitely looking forward to that.

Now let's get to the funny stuff.

Have a good one!

Monday, March 4, 2019

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And we're back... How are you all doing? What have you been up to? What's going on in your part of the world? Not much to report on our end. We've been doing a little of this and a little of that. We recently finished the series 'The Office' on Netflix, which we really enjoyed. Any suggestions as to what to watch next would be greatly appreciated.

Are you excited that it's March? I am ecstatic. No matter what this month brings, there's no getting around the fact that spring is just around the favourite season of the year! I'm looking forward to more daylight, better weather and more time spent outdoors. What's your favourite season of the year?

While you think about that, I'll share these images below to (hopefully) get you laughing. Happy new week and happy March!

It'll come to you. Just give it a minute.

I howled with laughter with this one. I saw it on a site that a blogging friend linked to.
He shares really interesting things. Go pay him a visit here.

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Happy last Monday of February, everyone! How are you all doing? How is your weather? Ours has been up and down and all around. I can't tell you how pleased I'll be when this month, which turned out to have one too many crappy days, is finally over. March can be a little unpredictable at times but it does bring spring with it, so it's welcome because of that.

Our weekend was very quiet. Aside from braving rain which turned to snow and high winds to have a coffee at the nearby coffee shop yesterday evening, we decided to cozy up at home. Sometimes a little hibernation is exactly what is needed.

Anyhow, I hope your weather was better and so was your weekend! Here is this week's funny stuff. Enjoy and have a great day ahead.

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Happy new week, friends! How is everyone doing? I hope you all had a great weekend. Share whatever you'd like in the comments. It's fun hearing from you.

We went out to dinner on Saturday with a couple of friends who are also neighbours. We had a wonderful time and look forward to getting together again. And yesterday was the group meetup at the local metaphysical store. All in all a terrific weekend.

Today it's all about cleaning the house, which has one too many dust bunnies. Not something I'm looking forward to but something that has to get done.

Now let's get to the funny stuff!

Have an awesome day!