Nothing happens as quickly as I would like

Monday, August 25, 2014 2 Permalink 0

There was a reason I could never become a teacher. I have don't much patience. It's odd. I can be  incredibly patient when I am working with children but there it is definitely something I struggle with in other parts of my life. I want things to happen quickly and efficiently. Take moving. I prepared quickly. Got my shit together and moved. I was prepared and ready to rock. I wanted to get it over with as quickly as possible. My fella? Not so much. He had a few nights after work to get working... And well.... He just works slower than I do. I was commiserating with my sister - why was I like that? Jeez, I just need to slow down. Her response? It is our family style. We like to do things quickly and get them over with. Why drag them on and on? Let's just get in ...

A New Nest

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3 Permalink 0

It is all coming together incredibly quickly. I can't believe I happened to see a little sign in my local pet store where I buy Nan's food a few weeks ago to now moving into my big new apartment! In my hood! With laundry! And new appliances! And lots of storage space! And an enclosed backyard! And a garage! It seems unbelievable in Toronto's rental market that this could happen. I am absolutely positively over the moon and am bursting with ideas for Garden (my name for it). Of course, when I have viewed the apartment, I snapped horrible Iphone pictures quickly and am now deeply regretting it as I don't want to wait. I want to share the space NOW. So whatever, caution to the wind, I am showing y'all the new digs. Please mind that they are horrible pictures and I will be taking better ones this weekend. Above. ...

Energy And News.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1 Permalink 1

Not to get all new age spiritual and reference mercury's location this astrological year but, life has been good lately. Damn good. I am not going to delve into what I believe or don't believe , but I definitely belong to the camp of energy belief. Positive and negative energies have a strong influence on how we perceive things, how we feel about ourselves and others and in some ways, the decisions we make. As individuals, we make decisions to surround ourselves with positive or negative energy (people, places, jobs, what you decide to dwell on, day to day tasks etc). Big and small, these things add up. If you have a person in your life who is draining your positive energy, run. If work is wearing you down, take a break or think about changing gears. Living life more purposefully is hard work but totally pays off.  Even very ...

Summer DIY’s

Thursday, July 31, 2014 2 Permalink 0

Not sure if everyone has clued into it yet, but I have summers off. Not only do I have one of the best job's in the world, I also have amazing (by Northern American standards) holidays. I spent most of July running errands, getting to my pre-crastination list and doing things I had wanted to do for ages. And beyond that, camping, races to get to (Nan and I lead busy lives as full time cheerleaders) and friends weddings. Now that all that is winding down, I have a few do it yourself projects I have been mulling over. Ever since I did the blog make over (I am not sure what else to call it), I have a new enthusiasm for blogging. It may also be because I have the time. I have struggled to find a life/work/blog balance for the last 1.5-2 years. Something had to give I ...

Aberfoyle Antique Adventures

Monday, July 28, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I am on the hunt for a few new pieces for my home. I came away with a few small things but otherwise it was just a day out at the Aberfoyle Antique Market. It's a favourite stop for many Ontario bloggers - not uncommon to see some other bloggers post goodies from their weekend adventures to the market. It's a great little spot and for $2, you can't really go wrong. A quick drive (USUALLY) from Toronto, barring no traffic. Here are a few things that caught my eye yesterday. Tall vintage ladder. Now I know everyone and their brother seems to have one of these in their garage but I don't have one. And I want one. I want to either lean it for hanging things (herbs, lights etc.) or modify it to be a leaning shelf. We found this one yesterday but the price is too steep (over $50), ...