Life, Love, & Laundry

Attitude of Gratitude

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Attitude of Gratitude

One memory I have from growing up was Sunday drives. We did not take them every Sunday, but I do remember taking them. One special thing we used to do was go through the MacDonalds drive through and we would each get an ice-cream and a fry. We would dip the fries in the ice-cream. To this day I can close my eyes and "taste" how refreshing that felt in the backseat squished with my sister and my brother....There was always giggling, I am sure some fighting too, but I only remember it as a pleasant experience, a fond memory. ...

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Thrill Seekers Unite!

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Thrill Seekers Unite!

Are you a thrill seeker? Does it seem out of character for you?  I would, on a daily basis, consider myself a cautious person. I do not usually go searching for trouble…but I do love a good heart thumping thrill. Even though I have a lot of ‘phobia’s’, I take those in stride and do not hide away from an adventure, even if it scares the hell out of me.  There are people who say "I don't like closed in/small spaces"....and then there is me who literally hyperventilates when I feel closed in (I know I am not the only...

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Comfort In The Daily Grind

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Comfort In The Daily Grind

I was thinking about what comforts me, not necessarily when upset, but even the little things I do during normal days, just to show myself I care....for myself. The little things that help me take a step back from the daily grind and remind me that life is meant to be enjoyed.  I wrote a blog on singing, not performance singing, but just singing for myself, because I enjoy music, and I would put that under my list of comfort tools. One I am actually doing right now, as I write this and sparked the idea for this blog, is...

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Is This Really Adulting?

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Is This Really Adulting?

We were at an outdoor evening market some weeks ago, there was live music, it was a great atmosphere. (Outdoor evening markets are my favourite ones to attend, as a vendor and as a shopper.) It was small, but the crowd was wonderful. Everyone was kind and enjoyable to chat with.  During the live music, there was two ladies who began dancing (it actually started with one, but then another joined in....I have no idea if they were friends or it was the music that took them away), right at the front of the crowd. It was beautiful, they were...

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Being Who You Are In The LGBTQ+ Community!

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Being Who You Are In The LGBTQ+ Community!

Last year, shortly after I wrote the blog post we re-posted last Tuesday entitled I am Not Proud of My Daughter for Being Gay, I had someone pretend to be offended…I know they really were not but it did get me thinking, and so this time when we posted it, I decided to write this follow up and explain.  While I am proud of Adaliah for being very vocal and proudly gay…it does not mean that I would not be proud of her if she chose to be silent.  I believe that everyone does need to stay true to themselves,...

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