Friday Gratitudes

• Meetings with potential • Our slow cooker • Learning about decolonization • The trust to set boundaries and stick with them • The last of the okanagan peaches 🍑 _____________________________________________ Happy Friday people! Today is just another day for me but, the other two in my household are back at working so, the end

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Friday Gratitudes

• Text messages from my adult children • Harvesting mum’s basil 🌿 for the winter months • The reprieve from the smokey skies • New music from Matt Berninger of The National • Crossover visit with my youngest sister and rediscovering my love for The Basketball 🧡🏀🧡🏀🧡🏀🧡🏀🧡🏀🧡🏀🧡🏀 Loads of learning happened this week. Humbled by

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Friday Gratitudes

• Walking around the neighbourhood and smelling the early autumn 🍂 decaying, organic, life spent scents of all the flowers and trees and grass • Game 7’s in the Stanley Cup playoffs: my team is still standing • Marco Polo: the app lets me chat with my friends • Monthly talk therapy session • My

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an ode to September

New beginnings and full of promise. The seasons shift ever so slightly. The mornings are cooler; we can leave the shades open and the afternoon sun has lost its punch. The garden wains – the cherry tomatoes are lonely Christmas decorations on a spindly tree. The lavender is brown. The last zucchini picked from our

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Friday Gratitudes

• The space and time and emotional capacity to deal with 💩🤣 • Book: library books, old favourites from my shelves • My son has found a new job – hallelujah • Cooler mornings and warm afternoons. Crisp blue skies. • Being home; sorting things – organizing – crossing things off my list 📝 There

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Friday Gratitudes #findthelight

1. Last minute visit with friends 2. Clear skies to view the Perseids even though I forgot to set my alarm because of a heavy heart; I am certain it was spectacular 3. Paid all the bills 4. Library is now officially open and I have more books to pick up 5. Finished a small

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Friday Gratitudes

• Waking up and being at the perfect temperature; I am not usually one for lingering but this morning I savoured the moment. • Picked up a new phone case in the discount bin. • I slept in our tent ⛺️ in the back yard • Introduction to a new portrait artist here on IG

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Friday Gratitudes

Woke to a slight reprieve from the heat Avon Skin so Soft “mosquito repellent” Savouring the perfect piece of toast Blueberries for the freezer The intangible delight of Fridays Difficult conversations this week. Ongoing. Living in the grey. Understanding choices and compromise. Loving your people and realizing you cannot change others. Grateful for mornings. Waking

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#augustbreak2020: 01

New month. New beginnings. Closer to the end of the year than the beginning. Feeling a bit verklempt. Covid is still a thing. Social distancing still a thing. Wearing a mask is still a thing. Hockey started again. As did basketball and baseball. Looks like baseball will end. My favourite vase broke. Accidentally knocked over

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Sunday

My Sunday is for self-reflection. It is a privilege to sit in silence and just be. It is also damn uncomfortable. I used to go to church. Regularly. I once considered whether I had a vocation to monastic life before I got married. Now, I sit in silence and wonder. I continue to read and

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