Here is my tenth week of #100happydays.

Day 64 – September 8, 2014: It is snowing today – the first snow storm of the year. There is absolutely nothing happy about snow on September 8th. But, I do love the beauty in fresh white snow against a backdrop of vivid summer colours. And, taking this photo made me smile and freeze all at the same time.

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Day 65 – September 9, 2014: Roasted cherry tomatoes with basil and rosemary cooked in garlic macadamia nut oil – cooked by my husband using the tomatoes he rescued from the garden when the snow started falling. No joke, this might have been the most delicious thing I have ever eaten.

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Day 66 – September 10, 2014: It is snowing again – like massive amounts of snow. Roads are closed, tress have fallen down everywhere, and power is out throughout the city (including our house). Really, it’s depressing to see this much snow this early in September. Of course, sitting in my house with no heat, I assumed it would be a challenge to find a happy moment today. But, it turns out, playing scrabble with my husband by the fire to stay warm is definitely a happy moment!

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Day 67 – September 11, 2014: I spent today doing data collection and statistical analysis for a project I am working on. I am not passionate about numbers, and find this type of work rather painful. Needless to say, this meant I was extra happy today when my husband brought home my favourite flowers.

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Day 68 – September 12, 2014: Today wasn’t an overly happy day, in fact I literally only took 1 photo all day because I was grouchy and didn’t bother bringing my camera with me. So, I had a happy moment with a cream cheese pumpkin muffin at Starbucks, but I didn’t have my camera.  Thankfully, I was in a better mood and remembered my camera when we went to dinner with some great friends.  I took this photo to show a happy evening with friends. Lebanese anyone?

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Day 69 – September 13, 2014: Finally, it wasn’t too hot or too rainy or to snowy for an evening walk with husband and dog. Being that she’s a 90lbs black furball, too hot is never a good thing. And, being that she’s a princess, rain is about the only time she prefers to stay inside. And, being that I hate snow in September, it’s about the only time I prefer to stay indoors. I’m now reminded of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and while I feel the need to go eat some porridge, I also feel the need to say – today was just right! We had a wonderfully happy family walk together – my husband enjoying the beautiful crisp fall air and his ability to walk more these days, our dog’s tail wagging the entire time and me snapping fun and happy photos along the way. P.S. I love that this path is just a few minutes away from my house!

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Day 70 – September 14, 2014: Holy Batman, these are gluten-free blueberry muffins are amazing, and it’s not often I say that about gluten-free food!  Even my husband enjoyed them and went back for seconds!  Thanks to Mama et Maman for sharing this recipe and inspiring today’s photo worthy happy (and delicious) moment!

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 Wishing everyone a great week filled with happy moments!

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One Lovely Blog Award

I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Waiting for the Bump, The Cat Bed, The Chronicles of the Unfruitfulness, Laughs N’ Love, The Boy Who Never Lived, Drunk Storks, Living and Traveling in Africa and Plan B Chronicles.  Thank you so much! I was really surprised by the nominations and am also truly honoured!  Please know that I absolute love each one of your blogs, and love that you are part of my life!  Thank you for everything!

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Rules for winning this award are very simple, here they are:

1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Include 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated.
5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Here are 7 facts about myself:

  1. I have had 3 smart phones in less than a year and a half due to my husband’s desire for me to have the best phone – iPhone 5, Samsung S3, Blackberry Z30. The Z30 is by far the best! I love my Blackberry so he’s not allowed to sell this one!
  2. In my university days I spent a few summers living and working in Whistler, Canada (home of the 2010 Winter Olympics).  Part of me will always feel at home in Whistler.
  3. I am currently reading The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. It’s a compilation of short stories, so it is different then my normal type of book, but it’s pretty good.
  4. I am a Pisces, but I don’t really know anything about astrology so I have no idea what it really means to be a Pisces.
  5. I will always write/spell in Canadian/British English. This means there is a u in words like colour, honoured and neighbour.
  6. I love exploring cities. I love the way they are designed; the way I feel walking down different streets; the various interpretations of public art; the first sights from the air when flying into a city; and, the different smells and sounds. I love everything about cities.
  7. I lived in New Zealand for few months when I was 18.  I wore a uniform; went to a catholic school; learned to play rugby; and, met some amazing people.

While, I am humbled each time I receive such a nomination, I always have an internal struggle as I decide whether or not to participate in these chain-letter type blog posts. But, once again I have decided to participate because I take it as an opportunity to share blogs that I love. Some make me laugh; some make my cry; some make me question life and/or myself; some inspire me and some do all of the above.

So, if you see your name below, know that I consider you and your blog truly lovely and consider this your nomination. And, if your name is not on the list and I follow your blog, I absolutely adore your blog too so feel free to participate if you want to!

And in no particular order, here are some of the blogs that I think are absolutely lovely:

Our Greatest Desire

Amateur Nester


Sweeping Up the Broken Pieces


Journey in the Woods

My Hope Jar

Bruised Banana

Twelve Week Eternities

Waiting For Baby Bird

Awaiting Autumn

Ever Upward

A Calm Persistence

Infertility U Suck

Ditch the Bun

Infertility Why Me?

Ladylove & Babydust

Eventual Momma

The Cat Bed

My Life As a Case Study


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