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Category Archives: my life

hygge

If you haven’t heard of hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga,” or “hue-ga”), let’s find out what it means. According to Danish tourism, “‘hygge’ actually comes from a Norwegian word meaning “well-being.” It first appeared in Danish writing in the 18th century and has been embraced by the Danes ever since!” In essence, hygge means creating a warm […]

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A potpourri: storms to northern lights

We’ve had storms. On Wednesday I wrote: The storm is a spectator sport with roller derby waves, trees doing the rhumba, rain falling like waving racetrack flags, and winds sounding like angry fans. After my piano lesson I had a blast out on the stormy beach. Heidi needed a good run so I bundled up, took her […]

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Connections

The winds have tumbled through the trees and across the Salish Sea this week like teenagers running from trouble. My week has scurried by with as much force as those winds and on multiple trajectories. First up on Monday was this note on Twitter: “@DianeMSchuller’s photos capture the beauty in everyday life: goo.gl/tEuDWL #PosterjackFeature ” What does that mean […]

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a piece of string …

I like making a piece of string into something I can wear. Yes, after a spring and summer knitting hiatus, I’ve cast on and the needles are clacking. I began by using up some yarn that really called out to be put to use — notice the autumnal colour. It’s a golden yellow shade and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today is the Canadian Thanksgiving. Wishing all my friends, family and you a Thanksgiving full of warmth and love in the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving for what we all have. Thanksgiving is a time for thinking about and giving thanks for all that we have. It’s the day set aside to be grateful and humble […]

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noticing six things a day

Heidi is feeling much more comfortable, as you can see. Her training continues. She’s now potty trained too. I also have her walking on leash and for the most part, it’s loose leash, and consistently well behaved. Plus she has learned to really love play, especially with her ball. She’s pretty lucky she ended up living […]

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