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Chop Suey, 9.1.17

Movati 8.31.17Magical

Futuristic, a playground for my “Me” time.  I’ve gone back to the gym.  My favourite  place, my get away Movati Athletic … It was time, I’ve been back a couple of days now, and it is wonderful.  Staff have changed, the older carpet has been replaced, still the magic of the place is intact.

Having started with them back in the late 90’s when they opened, it was where I wanted to be.  I went up to the co-ed floor today, a must for me, it means walking up the flight of stairs, there is an elevator, but the whole idea is for me to start rebuilding my whole over-all “body”.

My fit bit was very happy, I finally met and exceeded my goal that I had set for myself.  =^_^=  sparkles went off when I looked at my figures.. Yay!!!!

On my way home from errands, I went into on of my “haunts” and woweeeee   I found a Madame Alexander Doll (2014)  She was not in the best shape, her hair was a total mess, and all frizzy.  Her body was scuffed and marked, but…. never having had one to check out up close and personal, I brought her home.  She has been bathed and washed, and her hair cleaned, but it will be awhile before I get all the knots and frizz under control, IF it can be done.

Took items to the church for the upcoming garage sale, remember everyone, mark your calendars, September 16, Saturday  from 8 am – 2 pm.  1010 Hunt Club, Ottawa,On. Church of Perfect Liberty

Icing on the cake… I got home to find a big happy balloon tied to a floral dish garden.  Thoughtful friends in Australia, reached across the globe, with their love and healing prayers.  Muah darlings, I will write soon.

My husband and I have been overwhelmed with the love and friendship that has been coming our way.  This is a journey that is truly blessed in many many ways.  We our humbled by the love that has transcended the distance of geography and time.  Thank you for letting us know, we are not alone.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept #15   All is a Mirror

 

Movati Athletic   http://www.movatiathletic.com

 

Thursday Doors and more

doors south mountain 8.23.17Some doors, are simply necessary.  required to gain access to a building for service or product.  Other doors, also serve a similar need, but look very different, and what they deliver is often more philosophical, and/or spiritual.

doors,church south mountain 8.23.17

Going through a small town, I saw lots of doors, and opportunities, but travelling on my own with a dog in the car, I felt that I shouldn’t make so many stops, although the weather was nice and breezy.

At the bank, they told me that dogs were welcome, (obviously I was not in the city, but a small town)… so… next time… I now I can bring Velcro in with me.  He did very well today, it was our first time, touring the country side on our own.

We stopped at the breeders, so he could visit with his “distant relatives” and former pack mates.  That was such a nice experience for us, his tail wagged, and his mates were happy to run in the enclosure and frolic in the fresh air.  Since Canaille’s passing, he has been on his own, and at times.. feeling the “loss” of his friend and companion of many years.

We forget that it is not only the humans that grieve, but a pack member will also feel the loss, Keeper, a female whippet who is expecting in the next week or so, was very nurturing with him.  It was a tender moment, they shared, and it lifted some of the weight of our loss from our shoulders.

On the way home we stopped at a couple of farms for fresh corn on the cob, cauliflower and broccoli.  This is the time of year to really indulge. =^_^=

Guess who will have steamed cob on the corn for supper…..

Till next time, thanks for the visit.

Oyashikiri

 

Chop Suey Monday

Halloween @electronic arts 2015

A little of this and a little of that.

First this is a link to more information on the horticultural show MosaiCanada 150 /Gatineau 2017

biggest horticultural event in Canada

MosaiCanada 150 web site

Happiness is>

bra display

Knowing I never have to consider spending money on something so restrictive.

shoe display

Shoes, and more shoes, I was able to walk away, comfortable as they are, I said “No thank you” and walked away.

white flowers walk 7.31

Finding these crisp white little flowers on my walk today.  They popped up at me, happy as can be… I smiled.. stopped and captured the moment.

Yes, it was a good day. My Morning walk, was refreshing, the hot sun and high humidity didn’t hit till after the noon hour,

How about you?  Have a good day?

Happiness is –

sharing with you.

Oyashikiri

 

 

top picture, taken by Darren Su

the other’s are mine.

happy day

lunch Baton Rouge 7.25.17

Every once in a while, you get to have a special lunch with good friends, there is shared laughter and playful fun.  Let’s not forget, great food.  Steak rare… tender, moist lobster tail, and a baked potato that was simply delicious.  The waitress said try it, I did, and .. let me tell you.. it was wickedly sinful.  No dessert needed.

Enjoy every moment of your day!

Today it was easy peasy.  Genuine laughter, conversations, light, interesting and comfortable.  Yup, a hedge hog, possum and fox, make for good company and a great lunch. Me? a cross between a fennec and a cat =^_^=  That is all I’ll say.

Happy mid-week everyone!

Oyashikiri

 

Restaurant – Baton Rouge, Kanata, Ontario

 

Dreams

 

sleepingPeaceful sleep, a deep slumber, or simply resting, our bodies need the down time.  Time where physically we can just let our bodies relax in whatever way is comfortable. This way, not having to thinking of anything in particular, we can allow the mind to drift.

There are some who find that it is easier to have low lighting, and quiet, and others will tell us they like quiet music.  Their mind latches on to the melody and they float off into space.

Back when… we used to call wandering in space astral projection.  Are you familiar with that expression.  Dreams are a form of memory recall, but in a code known only to the Universe.  Eartha* and I touched briefly on this during our last outing, From very different backgrounds, and cultures, we still … as human… relate pretty much to LIFE in the same way.

As writers, a dream world is ever-present in our daily lives, as an artist, dreams explode into colour, pattern and textures  if we paint, if we are musical, our voice, or skills with musical instruments, take us beyond our own realities.

Imagine a world with out dreams.  Let go of day-to-day drudgery, allow your spirit to soar and take flight.  Explore in the night, your inner Universe will bring a kaleidoscope of worlds, past ,present and future  to you, open your mind to new possibilities =^_^=

PL PRECEPT #1   life is Art

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Eartha* friend & kindred spirit

 

Lo Mein Monday

charm in Sharon SpringsRemember this picture, it was taken when we were traveling in NY State, I was so taken with the charm found in the small towns and villages.  This gentle façade brings to mind another period in time.  When I was in San Francisco I was drawn to the “Victorian ladies” that SF is known for.  Architecture that is visually poetic in its appearance.

I noted in the last year or so that my delight in finding a book that I really would enjoy and maintain the desire to stay with the writer, till the book’s end had all but disappeared from my “leisure” pleasures.  So, I didn’t read, I busied myself with other hobbies, and “passions”.

I’m not big on most television programs.. tending to watch a select few from time to time.  I like being entertained if I am going to sit down and watch something, I want it to be interesting, and provide “food for fodder”  while having a storyline that provides a balance of entertainment and drama … without the need to bombard me with sexual innuendos, connotations or half naked persons, oh and let’s not forget the bloody killings,  senseless murders and vicious attacks on an other  human being or beings.

Looking through row upon row of books to stage a photo scene with the dolls, I found copies of the Nancy Drew mysteries, and Hardy Boys.  What I was looking for were the books put out by the American Girl division of Mattel* for the American Girl dolls.  At first they were simply cute, adorable dolls, with clothes.  The more I found out about the company, the more interested I became in their purpose.  The marketing has been well researched and developed.

As an adult looking at this “doll culture” it has been a fun educational project, that I didn’t go looking for, but discovered it by accident, have found a “passion”.  I’m reading about the lives of young girls from very different backgrounds, who grew up in different eras.  Each doll has his/her own storyline.  The owner of the doll can learn about the doll’s cultural background, and what it was like to grow up in America during the various years she is purported to have been growing up in.

To quote from the book jacket of the book I am reading now, in the Beforever series, A growing Suspicion, A Rebecca Mystery American Girl celebrates a girl’s inner star  The Rebecca Doll is 1914…. I chose this book because it is a mystery that takes place in and around a Japanese Garden, (growing up with chopsticks, I hadn’t thought about what they look like to others, who see them for the first time, our foods are different in how they are served, and how to some, having to use a knife and fork is challenging =^_^=)

I am so enjoying it.  There are no murders, no vicious attacks, no sex, and it is written in a way that my imagination takes over, and I  am with the girls, as they learn about Japanese gardening, life, and friendships.

You can discover more about American Girl products, stories and games by visiting americangirl.com/play  If you are in Canada, you can find information on the Indigo.ca site.  Look up  Pleasant T Rowland the woman who dared to dream and then make them come to life.

For Canadians, YES there is a Canadian doll, the MapleLea doll, unfortunately she is not found in stores, the company based in Ontario, decided to sell only online.  This way, enabling them to concentrate on the quality of the doll and her clothes.  Again, the main dolls, come from different provinces, and thus you learn about growing up in Canada, what it is like in the different Provinces.

Whatever way you are celebrating this long week-end, Canada Day in Canada and Independence day in the United States., be happy, enjoy each and every moment of your day.  It only comes by once.

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

  • Mattel acquired Pleasant Company in 1999
  • for some reason Josefina Montoya 1824 us not sold up here.  Anyone out there, have her? Her pet goat is Sombrita…

Thursday Doors 6.15.17

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Hello, bonjour!

can you feel the charm

and gracious facade

this entrance way. exudes

no pretensions here

just a warm welcome

 encouraging one to stop awhile

Canadian charm

veranda, door, and entrance way

hopefully brings a smile your way

It’s Thursday!

we visit with Norm 2.0  today

Happy Happy day everyone!

PL Precept # 2  To live is to express One’s Self

 

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