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Marriage An Investment

Marriage An Investment

*This article may contain affiliate links*   When we make an investment it’s usually because there is a reward in it. The marriage arrangement as an investment can be daunting to some but can also be joyous with rewards. When you’re married for a long time […]

Learning Something New

Learning Something New

*This post may contain affiliate links*   A while back we talked about New Year’s Resolutions. If you recall, I don’t buy into them. They set you up for failure but there’s nothing wrong with having goals for yourself.   This year I reviewed some […]

Camping, NaNo Style

Camping, NaNo Style

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I love to camp! I’ve been a camper since my Birch Trail days. I’m camping this month, but this month is a little different. I’m not actually camping in the great outdoors with the mosquitos, and the horseflies and the outdoor toilet.

No, this is the kind of camping I can do from the comfort of my own home. Dare I say, from my own comfy bed with my laptop and tea nearby.

If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, then let me share a little secret with you.

Come close.

No closer.

I love writing. I love it so much that I stumbled on a group of people like myself so determined to write their stories that they created an entire month-long challenge.

  • Are you interested in writing anything?
  • Have you started a book in the past but can’t seem to finish it?
  • Do you need a little motivation to start and finish something new?

Then NaNoWriMo is for you. Well, this month isn’t the official month. Every year in April and July it is called CampNaNoWriMo. I believe I’ve mentioned it before.

The idea is similar to the official event that takes place in November. The biggest difference is that you can choose your own finish line. That means you can choose how many words, pages, or hours you work and in thirty days when you’ve reached your goal, you’ve won!

 

The first week is done but it’s not too late to go camping. So who’s with me?

One me and One you

One me and One you

A Poem for Memaw   There’s only one me and only one you.   I was allowed to be, by you, at an age so young in adulthood with already three before me. This city of brotherly love was my starting place in life and […]

Summer Fun ~ Edmonton Style

Summer Fun ~ Edmonton Style

*This post does not contain any affiliate links*   The movie theaters are fighting to keep you inside with movies like Solo and Jurassic World Fallen Empire while the community is trying to keep you outside. Who will win this summer?   I’m new to […]

Summer Home

Summer Home

Home Project: Beautify Apartment Balcony

Looking for ideas for my balcony. Our apartment is made of concrete and on the surface needs a facelift. The property management will reimburse anyone who purchases up to $75 in plants during the summer to “pretty” up their balcony as an incentive. There’s even a competition for the best balcony attached.

 

Not a bad incentive, to get people to care a little bit about the outside of their homes. Granted, I don’t live in a building where people will probably do much about it, but we definitely plan to make some improvements. Although windy it will be nice to have something out there. Even though some of my neighbors have taken to covering their balconies with flags or unused furniture, I really want to make a good impression.

 

My Goal:

Make my balcony beautiful for less than $100. I need plants and flowers that do well with afternoon sun and a windy balcony. Let’s talk about the practical matter of how I want to do this on a budget.

 

My Plan:

Trees: Goodwill/2nd hand
Pots: Goodwill/2nd hand
Decorations: re-use some things from around the house.
Filler: newspaper and such
Plants: Superstore? Home Depot? Canadian tire?

 

The only thing left to do is to decide on a color scheme. You can check out my inspiration board on Pinterest. Also look for my before and after pictures for a future update.

 

I’d appreciate any advice or thoughts about this project. What have you done in an apartment that works?

Snubbing Repeat

Snubbing Repeat

*This post may contain affiliate links*   I have been feeling and experiencing snubbing from someone but for the life of me, I don’t know why this is happening. I do know that the person doing the snubbing has a pattern of displaying this type […]

Summer Style

Summer Style

*This article may contain affiliates*   A NEW SUMMER LOOK   It’s pouring rain outside and cold here in Canada as I write this but it’s still summer and that means it’s time to pull out the summer clothes and the summer hairdo. Keeping with […]

Sleep Much?

Sleep Much?

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Sleep why do we need it?

 

Sleeping is part of our being. When we struggle with sleep it may be our mattress. How can we get the best mattress for our buck? It has been said that it must be changed every eight to ten years if your sleeping on it every night.

 

How about our pillow, does it also play a part in the sleeping process?

 

I remember as a young person, there were so many of us that we had to share a bed with. I do not remember if I had a pillow or if the mattress was a good one or not. When did the getting of bed support to sleep well start to be so important to us?

 

When I wake up with body pain I blame my bed, as if it is beating me up at night. Are the pains in our bodies from the mattress we sleep on or have the commercialism in the world mislead us into thinking we have a problem we really don’t have? Well, we do need sleep, without it our bodies won’t get the rest it needs.

 

One of the things I have tried that works is having a schedule that’s consistent and allows me to get to bed at a reasonable hour to get eight or nine hours of sleep. Let’s face it, we have to give our bodies what it needs.

 

It also does not hurt to have a decent mattress, especially if you’re in your later years of life.

 

What do you recommend? Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

Summer Job

Summer Job

*This article may contain affiliate links*   Do you remember your first summer job? The thrill of that first check is something that is incomparable. Before I share mine I want to talk about my dream as a kid. As a kid, I thought I’d be an […]