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This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen

Enjoy 🙂

(I edited my post because I feel  it was unkind of me to criticize someone that way.)


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Sad but true

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A Happy Anniversary :)

Aren’t they pretty? 🙂

We are going out for the day to do some errands and visit a couple touristy places here in town we haven’t been to yet and then we get ‘chinese’ takeout for dinner so I don’t have to cook (Can I admit that that is my favourite part?)

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‘The Cranky Jar’

Proverbs 15: 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

cranky jar

My husband and I have started a new habit. Each time one of us is snappy, sarcastic or insulting – whether in jest or in irritation we are to put a penny in it. We had been talking about doing this for a few days because I am seeing that it is a serious problem in our relationship. Oh, not that we fight constantly, although we do fight a lot, but we are continuously making snippy little comments at each other – they are often funny right now and it is hard to stay angry long, but I am noticing that it seems to be all we do and it is taking over our communication slowly. I feel worn out by it and long to have a kinder relationship. I fear that it will deteriorate us very quickly – I have heard it described once as planting little seeds of divorce; they start out small but soon smother the relationship. We are seeing evidence of its damage in other relationships, versus those we know of who don’t play this game.

The night we started the jar we had been semi-quarreling / semi-joking over something stupid and feeling frustrated, I brought the idea up again. He stomped off, grabbed a marker and a jar from recycling and drew up the little picture, plunked a fistful of change in and thumped it onto the shelf. We now have over $14 in it because we then kept childishly tossing handfuls of money in to cover past comments the other was bringing up. LOL! *sigh*

Thankfully though we have only put in 2 pennies since.

It is a habit we have both learned from our parents and society around us but it is one we need to break before it breaks us. The money will go to a charity when we feel the habit has been broken. Maybe one for domestic abuse.

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I have been feeling a little bummed because I had no readers this week.

And then I just now clicked on a link to get to my blog instead of coming in via my bookmarks  and was told I couldn’t read it until I signed in ?!

I don’t know how or when I managed to do it but I privatized my blog.  I think (hope?) I fixed it.

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Two men were stranded on a desert island. One was very worried about their predicament while the other seemed to be enjoying the situation.

“How can you be so happy?” the one asked the other. “We may never get off this island.”

“I make $100,000 a year.” the other man said.

“What does that have anything to do with us getting out of here?” asked the first.

” I tithe,” the second man said. “My pastor will come looking for me”



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Too much info

1.What is your name spelled backwards? Euqilegna
2. What did you do last night? Started to crochet an afghan…several times 😉
3. The last thing you downloaded onto your computer? A devotional post
4. Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery? When I was younger, yes
5. Last time you swam in a pool? A little over a year ago
6. What are you wearing? A purple blouse and a denim skirt
7. How many cars have you owned? One, A BMW, but sadly, only for insurance purposes because I don’t have a driver’s license.
8. Type of music you dislike most? Rock, rap, country, pop, alternative and on and on
9. Are you registered to vote? Yes…
10. Do you have cable? Yes.
11. What kind of computer do you use? Lenovo
12. Ever made a prank phone call? Yes, lots when i was younger
13. Tell about one of your scars: When I was  5 our neighbours had a swing set with the double swing. We used to push it as hard as we could and then jump off when we ‘reached our destination’ because it was an airplane (again – we were 5 😉 ) I jumped but caught the swing edge and sliced a little piece of my thigh open. I have a little half moon scar there now, but it was big and bled a lot back then – I think that was the last time we played that game – hahaha
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Neither
15. Furthest place you ever traveled? France or London, whichever is furthest from Vancouver?
16. Do you have a garden? Yes…we have a little vegetable garden and a couple flower ones.
17. What’s your favorite comic strip? Calvin and Hobbes
18. Do you know all the words to the national anthem? Yes, I think?
19. What is your favorite coffee flavor? Hazelnut or Mocha
20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month? I haven’t seen any
21. Favorite pizza toppings? Mushrooms,  pepperoni, green peppers, black olives
22. Chips or popcorn? Chips
23. What cell phone provider do you have? I don’t use a cellphone.
24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Uh, no?
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No.
26. Orange Juice or apple? Neither; water
27. Who were the last people you sat at lunch with? My husband
28. Favorite chocolate bar? Snickers 🙂
29. Who is your longest friend and how long? My sister, and my friend Michelle – we’ve been friends for over 20 years.
30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? Last summer
31. Have you ever won a trophy? No
32. Favorite artist? Monet – I saw the panels at Musée de l’Orangerie and they were breathtaking
33. Favorite computer game? I don’t really play them much but I was into Tetris for a while.
34. Ever ordered from an infomercial? Lol, no
35. Sprite or 7-UP? Sprite
36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work? To work, yes.
37. Last thing you bought at Walgreens? I have never been there
38. Ever thrown up in public? Yes
39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love? I already have true love so a million dollars might be nice
40. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes…the Lord knows…
41. Can exes just be friends? Kind of. I am friendy with my ex…not best buddies, but we get along okay
42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? Does me last summer count? Or my sister when she had her first baby 11 years ago.
43. Did you have long hair as a young kid? Yes, until I had it chopped off a la Dorothy Hamill in ’76 or ’77
44. What message is on your voicemail machine? The electronic one that comes with the answering machine because we keep forgetting to personalize it, lol
45. Where would you like to go right now? The beach
46. What was the name of your first pet? Cindy. A poor tormented little grey kitten that may have been a he despite the name – this was when I was 4 – I remember chasing it behind the hydreangea bush trying to catch it.
47. What kind of back pack do you have, and what’s in it? I have a cheap blue and grey one for when I go (hahahahaha) to the gym
48. Last incoming/outgoing call on your phone? Incoming…Ttoy calling from work to get a grocery list…Outgoing…Troy calling a coworker about a shift change
49. What is one thing you are grateful for today? My family…my salvation…I could list so many things – My daughter is in London with grandma and having a nice time and her small cold isn’t the swine flu because she is on the mend – i was worried for a bit 🙂
50. What do you think about most? So many things

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