Thursday

Okay I Wished Too Hard!!

 We really need the rain, especially with the house being on the market and we really need lots of green instead of dead grass since we have so much of it at the moment!! But, just heard that severe thunderstorms are headed our way with the chance of a tornado later today. Really didn't need that much rain or wind either for that matter. I would have been happy with just the rain barrel being filled to the top again!

Keep your fingers crossed that the weather guys got it wrong. Just fill up my rain barrel :)


Things to be curious about today...
*do you know what top 3 countries get the most tornadoes??  And I've lived in two of them... go figure!

Supposed To Be a Rainy Afternoon

 We really need the rain... well, the farmers need the rain, but the rain had brought chilly temps along with it. The perfect day for a fire in the living room! This afternoon, I just might curl up with the book that I'm reading. It's something that I picked up just because I liked the cover!! It's called, "The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen. Just love the door knocker is featured!! It's like a hand coming out of the door. I'm on chapter 6 lol!  Can't wait to curl up this afternoon for a couple more chapters.


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of bobby pins for a woman's hair??

Time To Be Happy!!

You are happiest when you have just made someone else happy!
 Just thought of it ... and it works!!

Things to be curious about today...
*what other ingredients can you add to brownie batter? Yeah, I'm in a baking mood today!!!

About Being Happy

 "I enjoy being happy every day and hopefully you can hear my happiness is my music. Life if beautiful."
Christina Milian


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of chocolate brownies?? **I just finished baking a batch and the entire kitchen smells awesome!!

Wednesday

Smile at Someone You Don't Know

"Cheerfulness is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others. Be the carrier."
Unknown


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of peanut butter?? Yeah, I just finished a stack of peanut butter and crackers and the thought just popped into my mind!!

Making a Difference In Someone Elses Life


 "A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives."
Jackie Robinson

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of beef jerky??

Just Be Nice... It Won't Kill You!!

 Can you think of one nice thing to do for someone else? Maybe they did something nice for you, or made you smile when you were feeling crappy. Maybe today you can return the favor!

What did you do today to make someone's day? 


Things to be curious about today...
*how about listening to a different kind of music today... I wonder where this could take you?

Sunday

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

My daughter who loves to doodle, make me a card this morning. It started off like this... "Lets see... is it Christmas morning? No, that's not it. Is it your birthday? Not, that was last week. Oh, it's Mother's Day!!  Happy Mother's Day! I hope today is ever so slightly better than any other day.

 Now the funny part was the artwork. There were flowers and the sun shining brightly and two stick figures... One was taller than the other and holding onto to the hand of the smaller figure. I automatically thought that the tall one was me, holding on to the hand of the smaller figure... my daughter  lol. Wrong... she made sure by labeling the picture. I was the shorter one and she was the taller one who was holding on to my hand. Yes, she has outgrown me by several inches and just wanted to let me know that she's the one in charge ;)



                                                               


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of Mother's Day???

Saturday

Pretty Sure That I Can Do This Too!!

 Yesterday was my sugar day and I indulged. Today is a no sugar day and I think that I'm going to be okay with it. I have already checked it off on my to-list, so there is no going back. I said that I wasn't going to indulge and I'm not going back on my word. My next sugar day is Tuesday. I can wait that long.

I'm strong!!


Things to be curious about today...
*who found the first geode?

Friday

Pretty Sure That I Can Do This...

 Because we are selling this house so that we can move home, I can cross off meditating and exercise from my to-do list. I'm exhausted... so that must be the exercise part lol, and I don't remember thinking about ANYTHING while I was pulling out dandelions from one of the beds.  So there... meditation done too!! For years and years, I was making meditating way too stressful. All you have to do is stay in the moment and for a whole lot of moments this morning, I did nothing but pull weeds.

Too bad that we couldn't cultivate a proper lawn out of them. You have to admit, a lawn full of gorgeous yellow flowers  can be pretty spectacular!!


Things to be curious about today...
*I think that this afternoon, I will look up Black Holes. I know they are out there, but I don't know very much about them!

Wednesday

So how can you tell... ?

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't

Things to be curious about today...
Any idea who Captain Blood was??

Friday

In Search of a Little Peace...

" In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace."
Swamy Brahmananda

And you can be sure that the contrary is going to be difficult!! He likes being in charge!


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of the bobby pin?

Thursday

Walking Meditation Helps When You Are Selling Your House

This morning, I had no sooner finished washing the kitchen floor when guess who walks in from the front porch... with his shoes on. You guessed it. Hubby. He did try to make it up with some sloppy kisses, which did make me laugh, and he swore that he wouldn't forget to take his shoes off the next time he came into the house. I don't know where all the dust came from, but trust him to find it and leave foot prints all over my kitchen floor.  Well, he did make me laugh, I have to give it to him.  But I do find walking meditation is definitely the way to go when you are selling your house... just in case some of you are considering it.

 


Things to be curious about today...
*do you know that there is a Toothpick Capital of the world lol??

Wednesday

Today's Update on Selling Our House... He Broke The Sander

 He has no idea how,  but suddenly there is a piece that is supposed to be on the sander that isn't there anymore. He has no idea what happened to it and is now trying to find where to find a replacement. When we lived in the states, finding parts was no big deal, but living in Manitoba... well lets just say that we might have to buy a new sander. He found the part that is missing, but no one ships to Canada.

 On a positive note, all of our tulips are doing amazingly well. Here's hoping that we don't get snow in the coming days. I don't know how hardy tulips can be?? Well, I guess we shall see won't we!  ;)


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of cream soda?? *is you town haunted?? It could very well be!!

Tuesday

Today's Update On Hubby and Our House

 I don't know why one person can be so neat... me... and one person can be so messy... hubby. He has this habit of putting something down the minute he is finished with it and then just leaving it there. I'm trying to stay on top of keeping the house tidy so that when we get a call for a viewing... it will take just a few minutes to scan the house to see if anything is out of place.  I have no idea how I can convince hubby to return things to where they belong. It is as if he just doesn't think that way! This morning, I just picked up two items that he left on the Baker's Rack... who have nothing to do with baking! I am actually considering simply hiding the stuff that he leaves around the house and let him look for it.

Things to be curious about today...something that is right in front of your eyes!

Monday

This Afternoon's Post About Gratitude

 Feeling gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,  but the parent of all others.
Cicero

That just reminds me that I haven't filled in my Gratitude Journal... I completely forgot!!

Things to be curious about today...
Who is Alfred Lord Tennyson?

Morning Thoughts...

Today the sky is a mixture of "grayish" clouds and blue sky. I have never seen anything quite like this before and it's all because it is soooo windy and the farmers are out plowing their fields. There was actually a dust alert last night when I checked the weather. The soil is so fine here that the soil is lifted into the atmosphere and it colors the clouds... just another oddity that you will see in Manitoba!!

And oh yes... because of the wind last night, a tree came down by the side of our driveway. We were lucky that it didn't fall across the driveway... but in the ditch! Never a dull moment in the prairies!



Sunday

Getting The House Ready To Sell

The house is nearly ready for photos... we worked like crazy getting everything situated, but I really need to find something for the yard. I did have a wooden barrel for flowers and at the time I thought that it was a good idea, but after five years the wooden barrel fell apart. The metal rings that was holding it together rusted away and it is now sitting in landfill. But I do want another barrel for the front porch. But it's going go be plastic... This looks pretty realistic and it will last forever...
  
                                                          

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of cream soda?? *is you town haunted?? It could very well be!!

Saturday

Don't Listen To What Other People Tell You...

 "Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it!"
Robert Heinlein


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of flip flops??
*how many different kinds of trees are on your property!!

Friday

We Are Going Home

 The Real Estate Lady just left and all the paperwork has been done. We want to wait until it warms up and we can put out some flowers, but then... we are ready for people to check us out. We have never lived in the country before and have no idea how long it will take to sell a rural property. Here's hoping that we will be back in Ontario before the summer is out. Will keep you updated!


Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of cream soda?? *is you town haunted?? It could very well be!!

Thursday

When You Blame Others

 "Giving up blaming others for your unhappiness, your perceived failures, and your life may leave you silent for a while. But the silence is worth it. It leads to clamoring awareness."
Anne Wilson Schaef

Things to be curious about today...
*what are your fingernails made of?
*who came up with the idea of cream soda??
*is you town haunted?? It could very well be!!

Wednesday

THis Morning's Quote About Being...

" Being with you is like walking on a very clear morning - definitely the sensation of belonging there."
E.B. White

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of cream soda??
*is you town haunted?? It could very well be!!

Tuesday

Thoughts on The People In Your Life

"Life doesn't give you the people you want. Instead it gives you the ones you need, to teach you, to hurt you, to love you and to make you exactly the way you should be."

That makes sense when you think about it and sometimes, it shows where you went wrong!! I really picked some odd ones  now that I think about it. Guess that particular person was sent to make me think about what I didn't need in my life!!

I Shouldn't Have said a word!!

 Yesterday, I was so pleased with the weather and was soooo sure that spring had arrived. Well, it's nearly 11 a.m and we are still sitting at zero. And, I just had to turn the furnace back on! I was so sure!!

If nothing else, the sky is a gorgeous blue and there are zillions of birds swooping around the yard! That has to mean something right!!



*I also build trees if you don't have one. I charge $20.00 for two hours. Send me a note for more information. Please... United States or Canada

Monday

The Perfect Day


 Sitting here with rollers in my hair... it's a pj day and it's been one lazy 24 hours. Sometimes you just need one of those.

I guess I should look to see if that little Royal has been named as of yet!! I have a bet on with hubby. He doesn't stand a chance lol!