Friday, April 29, 2011

Happiness is....

(yes, this is my image this time!)

...finding a delicious single serve quiche in the freezer section for the days when you are too lazy to bake a whole thing for yourself. me some quiche.

No, I am not being paid by Nancy's to advertise their product.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


(once again, I do not own this image but snatched it off of some unassuming website. I need to start planning ahead and snapping a few photos before these posts!)

Hooray for delivery confirmation!!!! I am happy knowing that a pair of very special items arrived at their arranged destination (sorry to be all cryptic). I just love how technology allows us to know where our stuff is and when it should land on our doorsteps.

More on that later.

Sorry I didn't post a gratitude for yesterday, but it was sort of a not happy day until the very end.... so yesterday's gratitude was for having a listening (and completely sympathetic) ear at the end of the day who really did want to know how my day went and left me feeling good about sharing just one more part of my life with them. Thanks you!

We all need a good listener on our side sometimes, don't we?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


(this image is not mine but shamelessly purloined from the web!)

Today I was reminded of something that never fails to fill me with delight... snow drifting down out of a seemingly blue sky. I just love the contrast of the blue and the white, and the oddness of the moment of seeing blue skies overhead and yet flakes are drifting gently down.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Tonight I am grateful for a nice warm bed to crawl into after a long hard day... and the ability to be able to crawl into that bed much earlier than normal. I may not fall asleep quickly, but I don't mind falling asleep while reading quietly.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


For the next little while (no set end date planned) I want to take a moment every day to share one thing that I am grateful for, appreciate or love. These will not be in any planned order, but will be more of a way for me to see all of the blessings that are in my life and the beauty that is all around me. I am noticing more and more in the blogs that I follow a certain negativeness to the world and the situations people find themselves in. While I understand that people are frustrated at the fact that winter has not fully departed yet, and that things do not always go as planned, I would like to see a little more positive and sunny outlooks out there in blogland. I admit I have my own moments of following the "downward spiral" and focus on the negative, but one blog in particular I follow has been nothing but doom and gloom and harsh criticism... it was enough for me to decide that if I want to see more positive things out there then maybe I should start with me.

So, in celebration of Easter, I would like to be grateful today for the simple joy of dying eggs for the holiday.

I was out at my friends' place this weekend, teen-sitting as it were, and no one had yet dyed eggs for the holiday. A quick trip to the store for eggs and dye (and a second trip for vinegar) and then the egg coloring went into gear.

For awhile I had a helper, and then she headed off to an activity with friends, leaving me happily finishing off the job. As I scribbled with clear wax on the eggs, and dipping them into the brightly colored dyes, I found myself relaxing and a big grin spreading across my face as I participated in this simple act of creativity. Looking back, I can see where I have really suffered from not taking the time for crafts and other artistic outlets.

I could have played with those dyes all day.

So, first challenge to spend more time introducing crafty/artistic projects back into my life.

Friday, April 22, 2011

If a picture is worth a thousand words...

...then this is certainly a mouthful. Happy Earth Day is a bunch of pictures that I have taken over the last few years. I really love this sweet little planet that we live on...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Live Feed

There has got to be something said for doing it live and in one take....

About half an hour ago I checked my Facebook account and noticed a post that Death Cab for Cutie (thanks Yancy for getting me hooked on them!) was about to do a live feed one-take-only music video for "You are a Tourist". Well I promptly zipped over to the website they offered ( and got to see what was then a countdown and a dimmed stage, stagehands calling out various stage direction, etc in a language I never learned to speak...the geek in me was completely fascinated.... then they called for playback and the video started...

It was fun to see something you know is taking place at that very moment halfway across the continent from where I sat.

Its still available to watch:

Can't see the stream on your mobile device? Click here.

If you want to skip the countdown, just zip to 16.35 on the counter and the video itself will start.