Share Your World 2016 – Week 20

….thanks to  Cee for hosting Share Your World

When do you feel most connected with others?

I feel most connected to people during those quiet one on one conversations over a cup of coffee or tea. I like that intimate personal time with people where you can really get to know them.


Tea and Panettone

What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?

I would like to do one creative activity every day. I paint and read sporadically  now but I’d like to be more consistent. I’d also like to do some volunteer work.

What one mini-little-adventure would you like to have in the coming week?

This week I’d like to visit the art gallery or the museum. It’s a long weekend here in Canada and sometimes it’s a good time to visit places in the city because so many people head north to open their cottages.

List things or events that changed your Life: It could be as simple as a book or meeting a certain person?

• meeting my husband 43 years agowedding photo

• the birth of my childrenIMG_8312

• graduating from university and becoming a teacher

• the death of my mother

• meeting my best friends AB in 1976 and LC in 1989

• learning to drive when I was in my 20s

• my first art class where I learned how to paint with watercolour

• building a cottage next to my good friend DM

• the birth of our first grandchildIMG_6535

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for being able to continue on my weight loss journey and for the support of my husband and my friends at work. My husband has lost 26 pounds and I’m down 18. My new passport arrived this week and I can check off one more thing from my to do list before I go to Italy in July. I’m also grateful that my photo isn’t the worst passport photo that I’ve ever taken. I have to live with it for the next 10 years. IMG_8311

For the rest of the week I’m looking forward to our girls’ soccer tournament on Friday, visiting our daughter and her family in Hamilton on Saturday and seeing my older daughter on Sunday or Monday. Since it’s the long weekend here I’m also looking forward to planting some things in the garden and firing up the barbecue for a meal or two. It’s also suppose to be a spectacular weekend, weather wise.

Here are a few photos from this past week.


8 thoughts on “Share Your World 2016 – Week 20

  1. congrats on being with your man for 43 years! woo hoo
    and I have to tell you- the tea and toast photo looks exactly like what my lunch was for a long time – I loved tea and toast and seriously, I have Crate and Barrel mugs similar – so when I saw this in your post I felt an instant connection with you….
    and love your photos forms he week – so artsy – have a nice weekend

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    • Thanks Yvette. I haven’t eaten ‘tea and toast’ or any kind of bread or cake in over 2 months. Both my husband and I are on a very restrictive food program to get healthier and thinner. So far it’s working but we’re hoping that at some point we’ll be able to reintroduce some of the foods we’re currently not allowed to eat. It’s the simple things like tea and toast that I miss. I’m not craving sugar but some time this summer I’d like to indulge in an ice-cream cone.

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      • oh wow – I can really relate – and in my mind I miss some of the “standard american diet” items – ha!
        anyhow, best wishes to you and the hubs with your changes – and one thing I know for sure is that the little things add up!

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