Cleaning Out My Closets; Trying to Simplify My Life and Figure Out My Style all the While Trying to Look Age Appropriate. Yikes!

I have been busy lately.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts you already know that I’ve been working at trying to simplify and declutter my home and my life.  I’ve done another round of house purging, I’ve finally started (after 3 plus years) decorating, I’ve been working my way through clearing out my closets and I have not been having an easy time with any of it.  Through it all the one roadblock I keep coming up against that has made every decision on what to toss, put up, what to keep such a painstaking process is I have no idea what my style is.  I have no idea what type of image I want to project, if I have an image at all, if things are age appropriate and what my image says about me and what, if anything, I would even want it to say.  And yes, this is one of those girly/first world problems/consumerism type posts.  Sometimes it’s just necessary to take a break and head on over to the shallow end of the pool. Continue reading “Cleaning Out My Closets; Trying to Simplify My Life and Figure Out My Style all the While Trying to Look Age Appropriate. Yikes!”

Tales From the Couch: Just Another Random Update Post

I’ve been out of touch for the last bit.  Now that my summer vacation time is all run out I’m back to work as usual, though I’m putting in later and busier days as we’ve been understaffed due to unexpected turnover and sickness, plus I’ve been training new staff. Continue reading “Tales From the Couch: Just Another Random Update Post”

More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received

When it comes to being an adult, I have definitely not got it all figured out just yet.  I doubt I ever will.  I still have problems making my bed on a regular basis.  I still feel like I’m playing dress up when I wear a nice blazer to work Continue reading “More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received”

In the Pursuit of Mickey; A Toddler’s Lessons in Success

When I was a kid, we had a Rubiks cube.  I loved to sit and play with that cube, spinning and twisting it around, making it into random, always changing coloured shapes, then marvelling as it twisted back into place as a square.  The twisting, turning parts always delighted me so much more than the colour puzzle it was meant to be.  Keeping this all in mind, I still realized that the end goal of the Rubiks cube was to get all of the colours grouped together on each side.  I couldn’t figure out the puzzle, and it didn’t matter to me so long as I could get back to the twisting of those parts.  Continue reading “In the Pursuit of Mickey; A Toddler’s Lessons in Success”

Hard Rock; Quartz, and Some Hard Learned Life Lessons

If you’ve been following along with my blog at all, you know I’ve spent a large percentage of my summer burning up my accrued vacation days out at camp.  For those who haven’t, I’ve spent a large percentage of my summer burning up my accrued vacation days out at camp.  We spend many of our days out fishing, sightseeing, adventuring and even visiting.  While there are times we may wish so, every day can’t be a grand adventure, and many days are spent at ‘home’ (or the cabin), taking care of chores, doing a little recovery from the last great adventure, or just indulging in some straight up r&r.  Continue reading “Hard Rock; Quartz, and Some Hard Learned Life Lessons”

Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel

180644_10150373635175254_3188581_nI am a huge proponent of the staycation and advocate strongly for living someplace you love and learning where you live.  Why bother?  Because you spend the majority of your waking hours and life there.  Why would you not want to?  There is always something new to be discovered, something beautiful to be found, something unique to do, a special tradition or culture in which to immerse yourself, and a history all it’s own just waiting to be discovered no matter where you live. Continue reading “Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel”

Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging

Well, it’s raining today – of course.  So my eagerly anticipated departure back out on to the lake has been delayed a bit.  Not that like papyrus I will dissolve and disappear into the ether at the slightest touch of rain Continue reading “Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging”

The Mystery Blogger Award (Double nomination)

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What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“The ‘Mystery Blogger Award‘ is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.~ Okoto Enigma.

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Oh, Canada! Shining Some Northern Light on a Few of Those Canadian Misconceptions and Stereotypes, eh

I was flipping through the Community Pool here earlier today, and came across a blog called Floridian Lifestyle, written by an English girl named Rosie.  I was inspired to read her latest post, A Weekend in Los Angeles, because hey, I’m a northern girl, and that California dreamin’ The Mamas and the Papas and The Beach Boys sang about is really a thing up here. Continue reading “Oh, Canada! Shining Some Northern Light on a Few of Those Canadian Misconceptions and Stereotypes, eh”

13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job

I just this past month celebrated my 13 year work-iversary.  After each one I spend some time ruminating back over my years put in to date, and usually come up with no profound insights or much of note, besides the annual reminder of just how many years I still have to go until my pension kicks in.  However Continue reading “13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job”