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Checking In

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Hi friends, Happy Friday to you all. I hope your week went well and that you have some rest or relaxation planned for the weekend. Today I'm linking up with   Skywatch Friday  and Saturday's Critters I don't have a lot of exciting things to share today ( I have some photos to share at the end of the post ). That's because I've been busy the whole week long still trying to get my little home organized. My organizing tasks mushroomed from doing my dresser drawers (only half way completed) and 3 closet shelves to organizing things in the entire condo.  Yes! I've been bouncing from here to there. Doing this and then doing that. In between is a little shopping to try and find the right aids to getting things organized. I'm not obsessive about organizing or I would have already been organized. I just like to have a place for everything and everything in it's place. I also don't like clutter but have plenty of it. It is easy to

A Bit of This and That

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Hi folks, I hope you are all doing fine. I've been doing a little of this and that over the past 5 days or so. First, I've been busy "window shopping" for various home decor accents, mainly throw cushions. Covers for throw cushions to be exact. I couldn't find what I want and certainly not at the prices I want to pay. Most cushion covers are priced at anywhere from $7.99 for a small lumber pillow to about $89 or so for a nicely patterned cover with cushion inside.    Instead I decided to make cushion covers using some of my Japanese indigo fabric purchased over the summer at a sale price of $12. Canadian.  The remaining cushion covers will be made using some inexpensive solid burgundy pillow cases and burgundy/beige/white pillow cases with elephant pattern.  Both sets were purchased earlier in the week at $1.99 (+ tax) Canadian for each set.  Now I just need to find some deep gold coloured fabric (cost unknown) to make a few lumbar support cushions.  For c

Can Dogs Read?

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Linking up with  Wordless Wednesday and Image-in- ing

Waning Days of Summer

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Summer of 2015 has gone by in a whirl. I don't feel that I had time to sit and breathe.  I reflected the other day on what I really accomplished in summer of 2015.  My conclusion is that the summer was devoted to family celebrations so this is a good thing. In late May, my nephew graduated with his first degree (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology) so there were several events (graduation, reception and dinner) devoted to that. There were also new clothes to buy and gifts to think about.   As most of you know, all this takes time beyond the actual days of specific celebrations. It was all fun and since then he went on his much anticipated trip to Europe.  He is now back to university in a Master's Program and will focus on Behavioral Neuroscience. Basically he is studying what happens to our brains as we age and has already been doing laboratory research for the past several years while doing his undergraduate work. In June I paid a visit to my mom and th

On the Road Again

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On the road again Just can't wait to get on the road again The life I love is making music with my friends And I can't wait to get on the road again "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson Another whirl wind trip has been completed. I got home very late on Wednesday and was quite tired but had some missions business to attend to in Kenya. That done, I tried to do a number of things: call my mom to let her know I arrived safely home, partially knit a new dishcloth, view & cull  trip photos and prepare this post. I thought it would be nice to share a lot more photos this time of the road trip especially since the weather was quite variable throughout. I'm not sure what happened but it took several tries before the mosaics were successfully saved. Starting out in Vancouver it was raining. I didn't start taking photos until almost in Chilliwack. Here is a map just to help situate you if you are not so familiar with the Provi