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Say Yes to the Dress

Forgive me if you are a male reader for what comes next… being female is all I know… but, bear with me. It comes good in the end, and who knows, but you might even gain a little more insight into the mystery of ‘women’. …Maybe. So, quick back story … I’ve been married for […]

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Hide and Seek

This game of Hide and Seek that we played over and over as children, is the game we still play as adults. But how to win at the game?…

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Words of Wisdom from Dr. Phil.

When Dr Phil jumps out of the TV and hits you between the eyes, you need to stop and pay attention. He’s probably hitting you hard for a reason…

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Where’s Wally?

Growing up my sister and I were given the nicknames of Wally and Polly. She was called Polly because she talked so much. I got Wally on account of my indecisiveness. I was always ‘wallying around’. I wonder if Wally of ‘Where’s Wally?’ fame was indecisive too…

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I Got Told Off

Setting the scene… My husband is a great tutor of maths and the sciences. Not only was it very beneficial homeschooling our darlings, but it has also provided us with some extra income along the way. While living in the Sunshine Coast in Australia, he had one particular student who was very bright and was […]

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“What Have I Done?”

What have I done? I’ve called myself ‘the grateful artist’ for years now. ‘Grateful’ was the first word that popped into my head way back when, to describe myself with all these drawings of things that I am ‘grateful’ for. It seemed simple at the time but now I find that the word ‘grateful’ is […]

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Grateful vs Thankful

Last week we discussed the meaning of the word ‘grateful’… an emotion expressing appreciation. Oh! So it’s a feeling. Haha… I like that. I do feelings so I should be good at this. 🙂 I wonder if it is the same as ‘thankful’? ‘Thankful’ is an adjective (describing word) and means, according to the Merriam-Webster […]

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Kindness in Rotorua

They offered and I accepted. And thus, we got to spend a day together travelling over to Rotorua for my appointment at the hospital. This was only Miss C’s 2nd trip to New Zealand, and her first to the North Island. I knew that she was seeing more of the country by taking me over […]

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#usksymposium From Afar

Instagram is full of them. It’s all over my Facebook. They’ve been on WGN news. And I gotta say that seeing these urban sketchers everyday, all day, is paying off and getting me all inspired. But, as beautiful as Chicago is, why go there when this place I call home is SO amazing?! It might […]

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Firstborn Mama Moments

It’s a long time since I held that precious bundle in my arms and we looked into each other’s eyes. There’s been a lot of water go under the bridge since then. Over the years there have been times when I have felt akin to Pooh Bear and his friends from 100 Acre Woods as […]

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