Happy Father’s Day

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We watched Sesame Street, Harriet’s Magic Hats, and Mister Rogers Neighborhood together. Then in the afternoon, it was the Flintstones, Inspector Gadget and then Thundercats. Eventually, I started going to school for the full day. Continue reading

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Give it Back! …My Time That is

 

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Between working 40 hours a week and then 10 hours during the weekend running errands and visiting family and friends I’ve become like everyone else…BUSY. (image above is of me…being busily blurry.) I’ve been trying to find ways not to be so busy.

round silver colored analog watchFor example, this weekend I did some online grocery shopping for the first time. It freed up enough time for me to eat breakfast on a Saturday morning. When I say eat breakfast I mean sit down and taste every bite, mindfully eat breakfast! Don’t get me wrong though, online grocery shopping was so taxing.

I still had to:

1. Choose all my usual staples.
2. Make sure the quantities were correct for the people I was cooking for. I had to make the decision that I didn’t need a pound of ground beef for burgers unless my family suddenly had gotten bigger without me knowing.
3. I even had to select each item and gently place them into my own cart. I didn’t want to wake anyone up.

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By the time I was finished I was so drained I had even broken a sweat! (Thank you Victor for demonstrating the tiredness that consumed me) I gathered up my last ounce of energy and very gently threw in a load of laundry and then reluctantly did my weekend cleanup. I went to put the broom away and the doorbell rang. My groceries had arrived! It was the best time grocery shopping I had ever had! I will not be leaving the house to go grocery shopping anymore, what a time saver! The only problem was that my pickiness stopped me from ordering fruit. So, I ended up physically going grocery shopping on Sunday. But only for fruit.

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With a dramatic drape of my right hand over my sweaty left brow and a deep sigh… It’s the little things that make a difference in life.

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Happy Mothers Day

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To all the mothers that read my blog thank you for reading. On behalf of your families, thank you all for everything that you do that your family may not even realize. Please remember to always take some time out for yourself as well.

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Enjoy YOUR day.

Oh, and one more thing…don’t forget that you can always hide from them if things get out of hand today.

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From: PT&L

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MMMM…Hot Chocolate

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Psst hey, have you heard of mindful eating or intuitive eating and drinking? It’s all over the internet and in every magazine. We all tend to eat while doing many different things:

(Condonable)

  • Playing on our phones,
  • Watching t.v.

(Unjustifiable)

  • Driving
  • Walking
  • Talking.

Lately, I do it too. I shove food into my mouth and gulp drinks without tasting or truly enjoying the flavours or the textures. Mindful eating is about paying attention to the food or drink that we have chosen to partake in. You know, fully taking the time to enjoy every bite or sip. Like we all used to when we were kids. Continue reading

Why Did I Start Blogging?

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I haven’t been blogging much lately which has led me to question, why I started blogging in the first place. Hmmmmm.

Let’s begin…

  1. To prove to myself that I can write. Of course, it was scary at first because what isn’t?
  2. Simply, to write and develop my writing style.
  3. To re-experience memories that I had hidden even from myself.
  4. Oh, I also started blogging to laugh at myself and share some of my life experiences.
  5. The main reasons why I started blogging was because, I am that person right beside you at school, work, on the subway or even at a random store not needing to say much but quietly waiting to interject with some outlandish view often different from what everyone else’s.

Now…Why did you start blogging?

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Radical Acceptance

 

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Have you heard of radical acceptance? I’ve been trying it out for a while now. What a great concept. Basically, it’s accepting the things that you have no control over without resistance. By resistance I mean, for example, going to the store and your favorite hash browns are not in stock for weeks at a time. You can:

a) Be angry, and throw yourself fitfully on the floor in the frozen food aisle like I may have done so once or twice very, very long ago. Continue reading