Happiness Is…

May 30th, 2014

The cheery magic of one of my favourite flowers. Also, one of my favourite scents. Also, one of my favourite times of the year. Please, please last as long as you can. Yum. Have a wonderful weekend!

Happiness Is... Lily-of-the-Valley

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October 25th, 2013

Fall daydreaming. Best performed on a carpet of crunchy leaves, listening to the squirrels and taking deep breaths while the sun shines down and warms your fur face. Have a lovely weekend, everybody!

Fall daydreaming

Happiness Is…

April 12th, 2013

Happiness Is... Freedom

A little freedom. A month ago I slipped on some black ice and broke a little bone in my left wrist – ouch. Our amazing neighbours gave up their Sunday to drive me to the hospital, which is about as generous and sweet as you can get. The doctor said it’s a bone that doesn’t heal well and I’ve been on meds for my IBD that have weakened my bones, so I’ve been crossing my fingers for four weeks hoping that there would be no complications. As of a few days ago, the cast is off, yay! There is still some pain and we want to rule out ligament damage so I’m starting physio next week. More fingers crossed that the pain subsides. I’ll be busy catching up on a mountain of email and giving Christian lots of extra hugs for all his help this past month. In the meantime, I don’t have to shower like the Statue of Liberty anymore! Yay! Happy weekend everyone!

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February 23rd, 2013

A very furry mini side-project! As promised. All Panda, all the time. I’ll be posting several times a week with a mix of old and new at mydogpanda.com. Happy snowy weekend everybody!

Happiness Is... mydogpanda.com

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November 30th, 2012

Getting back into things after a few months away! Howdy and nice to be back. Everybody needs a little break now and then. Speaking of breaks…

Happiness Is... back!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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August 19th, 2012

A birthday party! It’s my lovely Mum’s birthday on Tuesday so my dear sister and sis-in-law came in from Ottawa yesterday and we had ourselves a little walk, a little lunch and a lot of dessert. I made Aran’s trifle with strawberries and peaches and it was deelish. Happy birthday dear Mum, I love you! Have a great week everyone!

Happiness Is... a birthday party

Happiness Is…

August 10th, 2012

Other people’s garbage. Guess what we came across as Panda and I strolled through the rain earlier this afternoon – a stack of trimmed hydrangea branches waiting for the compost pile. Hello, free bouquet of flowers! There’s not much I enjoy more than fresh flowers, so when they’re free to boot… yes. I may have to go back to the pile and get some more. Thank-you neighbour! Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Happiness Is... Other people's garbage

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July 29th, 2012

Sunday sunset walks. There’s something contemplative about Sunday evenings – the week is officially coming to a close and weekend fun is winding down. The neighbourhood seems even more peaceful than usual as everyone gears up for the week ahead. Now that it’s a lot less buggy at dusk, I’ve been loving our sunset walks and watching the glowbugs as we return home. Have a lovely week everyone!

Happiness Is... Sunday sunset walks

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July 20th, 2012

A good roll in the grass. We’ve had a pretty hot and sticky summer so far but the past few days have been dry and warm with gentle breezes and cool nights – perfection. Dr. Panda prescribes this little dance to show your appreciation, preferably as often as possible. Have a wonderful, sunny weekend everyone!

Happiness Is... A good roll in the grass

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July 15th, 2012

Pancakes for dinner. With fresh strawberry sauce and maple syrup. Also, there was bacon. The end.

Happiness Is... Pancakes for dinner