Monday, July 1, 2019

Welcoming July With A Summer Break

Happy July, blogging pals. And Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying each day.

As a new month kicks in, it feels like a good time to take a break and get some things done around here. And maybe go on an adventure or two. Or three. I'm shutting down this blog for a few weeks and I plan on bringing it back to life at the beginning of September.

Enjoy the rest of the summer. See you all soon!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals! How is everyone doing? Did you have a nice weekend? What's going on with you? Share below. I'd love to hear from you.

It was a glorious weekend here. The weather was awesome. Saturday evening we took a nice walk by the water and yesterday we went to visit friends in our hometown. We stopped by their new place that we hadn't seen yet and afterwards we all went out to dinner at a cozy little restaurant nearby. We had a great time, as we always do when get together, and I am so grateful for good friends.

Now let's get to some funny stuff. Enjoy, and have a beautiful day ahead!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday Tuesday, everyone! I know I'm a day late but that couldn't be helped. We spent the entire day in Ottawa yesterday starting with attending my younger daughter's graduation ceremony in the morning. OHMYGOSH... I can't tell you how excited and proud and just plain over the moon I was. I had to wave away a few tears when it was her turn to walk on stage. Where did four years of university go? And she has even found a job within her field within a month of finishing school. HOLY MOLY!

My older daughter was also there from Montreal, which was the icing on the cake. To have both my girls there on what also turned out to be an amazingly gorgeous day was such a blessing. We went out to lunch after the ceremony and my younger daughter's boyfriend joined us. He couldn't be there for the ceremony because he was in school (he is studying for his master's this year) but he was able to spend the rest of the day with us. We all had a great time laughing, chatting, catching up. All in all, a perfect day.

So that's where I was at! Now let's get to the funny stuff, shall we?

Wishing you all an awesome day!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, dear friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. And I hope your week is off to a great start. What's up with all of you? How are you doing? Share your news below.

Our weather has improved. Practically overnight. Because that's the way we do things in Canada. One day you're freezing and the next you're digging out the sandals and shorts. The past few days have been sunny and warm and just plain awesome.

It's been a very busy couple of days. Saturday we spent the entire day in Montreal. We visited with family, did some shopping and stopped in at the bookstore before we headed back home. All in all a wonderful day.

And yesterday was the meetup at the weekly metaphysical store where some really interesting conversations were going on. Today I'll be helping out at the food bank and be totally out of steam by the time I return home. All this socializing and running around has totally drained my battery. Tomorrow I'm going to do absolutely, positively nothing. And enjoy every minute of it.

Right now I'm going to share some funny stuff and wish you all an awesome Monday! Enjoy.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

It's Monday, everyone, and that means another round of funny stuff. But before we do that, tell me how your weekend was. Did you enjoy it? Did you do anything special? What's new with you? What have you been keeping busy with?

Our weekend was a mix of busy and not busy at all. It's all about balance, right? But today is not balanced. The pendulum is going to swing to rapid pace mode! I'll start with helping out at the food bank in the afternoon, have a quick supper when I return home and then head over to the library for the final tarot class. The course has been awesome and lots of fun. And totally free! I'll have to keep a lookout for other interesting courses offered at our local library.

How's your weather these days? We're still waiting for really nice days. We've had too much rain and it's still fairly cool, especially at night. Would the real spring please stand up! If you are enjoying great weather, please send some our way. I'll take care of the shipping costs!

And that's it for now. Got lots to do, so let's get to the part where we laugh. Enjoy, and have a great day ahead.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, friends! How's is everything? What did you do this weekend? Anything new going on? Not much to report on our end. Just keeping busy and trying to get out and enjoy life. We haven't had much of a spring up until now but I'm hoping things will really pick up as we head towards June.

Our cedars were planted last week on Wednesday. The company that we hired did an amazing job and we are extremely pleased with the results. Each little tree (about 4 feet tall) was planted with great care and with a whole lot of TLC. This doesn't surprise me since all the cedars are personally grown by the company we hired, so it's their babies! I will gladly recommend this business to others and I am grateful to them for a job well done.

Now let's laugh, shall we? Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday Tuesday, blogging friends! I'm a day late for the weekly funny stuff but it happens sometimes. Yesterday got completely away from me and I didn't get a chance to sit down and put a post together. Ah well, here I am today.

What are you all up to? Anything to share? Do so below in the comments. I love hearing from you.

Tomorrow our cedars get planted around our corner lot. YIPPEE!!! The company that's doing the work was supposed to come next month but they moved us up a few weeks. No complaints on our end. The sooner we create our private sanctuary and keep the buttinskis at bay, the better.

Nothing else to report, so let's get right to the chuckles and chortles. Enjoy and have a great day ahead.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, friends! How are you all doing? How was the weekend? For those who celebrated, how was Mother's Day? I didn't celebrate with my kids yesterday but the most amazing man in the world and I did have a potluck get-together with some friends, which was lots of fun. I did visit with my younger daughter earlier in the week when I drove up to Ottawa to see her. We went out for lunch, did some shopping and stopped for a quick coffee at a tiny little café before I dropped her off at her place. It was a wonderful time. Even the weather was amazing.

What wasn't amazing was my inability to find my way out of the city to head home. We have a portable GPS that I plug into the car and the problem with that is that, unlike the app my daughter uses on her phone, our 'outdated' system has no clue about construction zones, 'brilliant' GPS, which we've named Madge, kept trying to get me to turn on blocked roads. And let me tell you, it seemed like the whole darn city was under construction. On top of that, I had to deal with some crazy-ass traffic as I was being held hostage. Finally, after 30 minutes of going around in circles in an unfamiliar city, I decided to figure it out on my own. Well, despite the fact that I typically have absolutely no sense of direction, I did manage to make my way out of that crazy maze. All worth it, though, for the time spent with my daughter!

Hey, any of you watching anything interesting lately on Netflix? We recently started Breaking Bad and we are really enjoying it. I had it on my list for ages and wasn't sure whether it was worth it or not. I am so glad we decided to give it a go. And right before this series, we watched The Crown. Any of you seen it? It is awesome, especially the acting. That's another series we were hesitant about that turned out to be a great choice. Anyhow, two shows I recommend for those who have Netflix.

Now it's time for some funny stuff, right? Let's do it.

Have a great week ahead!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! How are you doing? Did you have a good week and an even better weekend? Do share in the comments below.

I finished all my spring house cleaning, which really exhausted, me but now I'm free to concentrate on other things...primarily the outdoors. There are a lot of jobs to do outside but the most exciting one is that we will soon be planting cedars around our property, so we will FINALLY be creating some privacy around our corner lot. The company that we hired to do the job will be coming on June 4th. Can't wait! Privacy is essential for us introverts.

Our weather has been awesome! The rain finally stopped, the sun has come up, temperatures have risen and we've been able to enjoy lengthy walks. We haven't gone cycling yet but that should be coming up very soon. Also, road trips! I'm looking forward to exploring our city and surrounding areas. I just love this time of year.

Here's something fun. My younger daughter, as some of you may remember, plays in a band called 'The Monotymes' with three other friends. They do a lot of public performances in different venues in Ottawa and they're having a great time. Anyhow, I'm excited to share the video below that showcases one of their newest songs. My daughter is the bass player and backup singer to the right. I hope you enjoy!

Now let's get to today's funny stuff, shall we?

Have a great day!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals! How is everyone doing? I've been extremely busy lately. I started spring cleaning last week and will continue the same craziness in the next few days. I'm physically tired but at least my house is getting nice and clean. It's also been somewhat busy socially, which is nice. Mondays are for volunteering at the food bank in the afternoon and attending a tarot class at night, Tuesdays are for the paint party get-together and Sundays are the meetup at the metaphysical store with a bunch of friends. I have to say that every one of these activities is oodles of fun! Last week I did my first tarot reading for a student in the class and absolutely loved it. I find the whole system fascinating. It'll be sad when this class ends but I'll come out of it with some wonderful knowledge.

And you know what I'm really excited about? Well, let me tell you... This morning I got on the scale and found out that I reached my goal of losing 10 pounds! OHMYFLIPPINGGOSH...I am so happy. By dumping the junk food, exercising regularly and eating healthy, I've done what I set out to do. I've been losing about 1.4 pounds a week since I started this journey; a nice, slow pace that will allow me to easily manage this weight long term. Crash diets never work. You usually end up gaining back the weight, and sometimes even more on top of it. Believe me, I have been there. Slow and steady is always the best way.

So I'm happy and busy and exhausted. Not entirely in that order!

Now enough about me. Let's get to the funny stuff.

Wishing you all an amazing week ahead.