I live in between two pretty decent sets of neighbours.
If you read my neighbour post last year for the A-Z Challenge you’d know this is a truly rare gift.
What makes these people great?
We all seem well matched in temperament, personality styles, communication and what it means to be respectful.
This is magic enough but in the Winter time something extra, extra happens:
By some unspoken agreement, we seem to have decided that whoever gets out there first, shovels the sidewalks. Sometimes its me or the Hubs, sometimes its the young couple, sometimes its the family next door.
Not a Winter day has gone by without one of us, shoveling the other walks along with our own.
No thanks are spoken, no mention is made. It’s our actions that are speaking loud and clear ❤
You know, those silly little things that only you find amusing. Those moments in life that give you a good giggle whenever they cross your mind.
Here are a few of mine:
The time I got stuck in a bean bag chair and had to work way too hard to roll myself over to an edge so I could get out, laughing my butt off the whole time.
Can you imagine trying to get out of this bad boy?!
The time I signed a birthday card for someone at work – Happy Birthday- Lael- and the people who signed the card after me starting signing it – Happy Birthday Lael! – Haa Haaa Haaa.
The time I laughed and felt my belly jiggle like a bowl full of jelly which made me laugh again sending me into an endless loop of laughing until I finally held myself still enough so my belly would settle down.
The time I rolled over in bed and found that my butt had eaten the sheets, ha!
Your turn! Do you have any inside jokes with yourself? Tell us in the comments! ❤
How was your February? Mine was pretty eventful! I love that. I also love that it’s a short month because our weather was especially atrocious! It’s all OK because a. we can’t do anything about THAT. b. Spring is nigh! It might come to us here in Edmonton in dribs and drabs but it will come. In twenty days we hit, my favourite equinox. Spring. Woot Woot!
This show was the BEST thing I watched this month. Starring the familiar John Goodman and the amazing Michaela Coel.
I don’t want to say too much about it except to say its worth the watch. Michaela Coel is FIERCE and real as Kate Ashby. I have a little bit of a girl crush on her 🙂 ❤ She’s such a great actress and the story is gut wrenching and satisfying in it’s truth and justice.
Best self care:
It didn’t last long but I LOVED seeing myself all grey. Sigh…it’s back to yellow again. I guess the toning shampoo I bought is not powerful enough. I have a fix up my sleeve though. If it works I’ll let you know!
I talked to my mum in law for two hours on the phone, ha! She had just gone on her very first holiday. She’s 72 years old. It was heartening to hear her joy and excitement. The woman sounds like she’s finally living and she so deserves that!
It was such a cool vibe, we had great seats- JT was like RIGHT THERE- and it was good hearted joyful fun.
Best Visitors :
Don’t waste your energy on anything until you know it’s true worth.
Now part of this is just me, I’m highly sensitive and anxious. But I do have a say in my experience and I CAN choose where to focus my energy on. The job experience was a great reminder to chose carefully.
The End of Life Care Doula course I finished on Friday! I’ve been in it all week and my intention ( and hope and wish ) is that this education is the start of something really special to me and my world.
Best Book : I didn’t read too many this month. I don’t know if it was the offerings I came across, my mood or what but my reading was really … meh. Having said that, I read 10 books and this was the best one out of the lot:
A heartfelt read.
Alrighty then! I hope you have a delicious Sunday and an even more delicious March!
Boy 30529 by Felix Weinberg was a quick, concise read about the author’s experience before, during and after the Holocaust. I enjoyed reading it. This is a book that feels more like it was written for his family than a wider audience and there is a real different feel here, because of that.
Aging for Beginners by Ezra Bayda is a victim of my expectations. I was anticipating this would be a book about aging. It was … kind of. The author talks about things that happen as we age but the topics were not unlike things that happen as we live! Anxiety, depression, pain, etc. and so to me, if felt like reading over the same old ground. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good read. I bookmarked several pages with interesting quotes or valuable information. I was expecting something a little more specific and that is a ME problem 🙂
Milkman by Anna Burns pissed me off. 1. It betrayed me by starting out strong and interesting if not unusual and unique in style and structure. I thought I had a good one here but as the pages went on and the characters were introduced I lost all train of thought and found myself unable to follow the story. I completely lost interest in the end. 2. This was a Hits to Go! book at my library. I went to another library after choosing this book and found another Hits to Go! book and tried to take it out only to learn, one may only have one Hits to Go! book at a time. I wasted my weekly Hits to Go! quota on a disappointing book. Boooo! Anyway, this book gets mixed reviews all over the place. Some people love it, some people hate it. I don’t have such strong feelings either way. It was just hard for me to read and did not hold my interest after awhile. Too much work for this old brain! 😉
These three books mark six books read in February. I’m off to a slow start this month, it seems. BUT I’ve read twenty-five of my 2019 goal of one hundred and twenty-five so I still feel pretty good about that.
And The Monkey Learned Nothing by Tom Lutz is a quick little read, full of travel vignettes. Each story is highly different from the last and not at all typical. A lot of these tales really stuck with me, and got me thinking. I felt a whole range of emotions and books that do that to me get a high five 🙂 A good read.
I read Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer in a day. I can’t say I loved it but I kept reading to find out what the heck happened in the end, so there’s that! The characters were unlikable in my eyes but the story carried me along and I really like what the author was trying to convey. I really liked that a horrible practice was brought to light. The ending was brief and a little too pat. That’s always so disappointing. But I’ll survive, I’m sure 🙂 Not a horrible read.
Three books down in February, no idea how many more to go! I’m craving something that makes me love it. Something that I’m eager and excited to read. Will have to check my holds list and see what I can stir up!