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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Haiku by Aneez

Wishing you a calm Sunday.  My bestie and I are treating ourselves to a warm vacation for the next few days and Aneez has another happy haiku for you below.  I'm feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today!

Set smiley password

Reinforce positive thoughts

Happy all day long

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Haiku by Aneez

Happy Sunday to you!
Here's another haiku by my brother Aneez.

Pack banana snack

Answer it on ringing phone

Trust me, it’s funny

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Old School - February 16, 2011

I haven't done an Old School post on here in over a year.  I often include them in my daily journal but I couldn't keep it to myself today!

Nothing extraordinary happened today except that it did over and over and over again...all day.  You know how they say it's all about the little things?  Today it was. I feel like I have been laughing or smiling all day and I finally stopped to think about why.

1.   I woke up to Aneez's Facebook status which read, "Tinie Tempah's got so many Brits he keeps some at his Aunt's house."  If you know this song, then you know that status is HILARIOUS! I have been laughing at this all day.
^ Tinie Tempah

2. Signed up for Karim's first webinar tomorrow.  WOOT!

3. I like to chew on a piece of gum on the way to work. I usually pop a stick in my mouth in the elevator on the way down to the street.  Whenever someone else is in the elevator with me I get anxious about whether or not to offer them a piece of gum.  Not everyone is as UP as me in the morning and I like to respect that.  So this morning, one of my neighbours got on the elevator with me.  I didn't even think about it, I just offered him a piece of gum.  It was a piece of Trident Layers Wild Strawberry and Tangy Citrus gum.  He was so excited he high fived me!  

4.  All right so I am still not at work yet.  (And I love my job!) I was thinking about my day and a meeting I had in the afternoon regarding a Toy Drive I am working on.  As I was thinking about toys, I walked down the seasonal aisle of a drugstore. I was hoping to find some Skittles on sale amongst the Valentine's Day candy but instead I found a whole bunch of really fun stuffed animals marked down 95%!!!  I cleared the shelves and bought about 15 stuffed toys for less than $20 for the Toy Drive!  YAY!

5.  I had poutine for lunch.  What else is there to say really?
^ The eight wonder of the world...

6. I walked back through the drugstore at lunch and they had restocked the shelves.  I bought about another 20 toys for the Toy Drive for $16!

7.  Got tickets to see one of my favourite authors talk about her new book in a few weeks! 

8. Maji told me she loved me!

9. Drank pink lemonade in Canada in February.
10. Caught up on the last two episodes of Glee.  The Valetine and Bieber episodes.  I like the Biebs and Sue's plaid jumpsuit?  C'mon!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Guestbook Project - Part 6

Another round of thanks to all the lovely folks out there who have been sending postcards my way for Naaz and Kushan's wedding guestbook.  We've got all the postcards we need.  Now I just need to get them all up here so you can travel around the world too!  And then wait with anticipation for their beautiful day coming up in August!

New mom Heather sent these postcards from Patagonia, Chile just before her move back to California and the arrival of her Rowan.  These images are breathtaking.
 Parque Nacional Torres Del Paine in Chile.

 Learn how you can save the Numbat from extinction at

View of the Red Square in Moscow.

View of the Spit of Vasilyevky Island in St. Petersburg.

Adorable Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica.

My lovely Marianne sent so many postcards! 
From Marianne's whirlwind trip last year.

Perfect postcard to get from a girl with so much love to share! I can't wait to see who uses this for the wedding guestbook.

Volterra, Italy.  Shades of Edward linger here...

Frankfurt, Germany!

Marianne went to Chicago with her hilarious bff Steph.  She sent me this same postcard while she was there.

I love these big lettered beauties!

Hoping to visit Marianne in this beautiful state someday soon!

How about a random armadillo fact from the back of this postcard?  Did you know that all the young in each litter are the same sex?  It's true, that is what the postcard said.  Huh! I had no idea.

Canberra cutie Megan sent these colourful postcards! 
I love this card!  I've just started to truly embrace the whole holiday experience and I agree I love them too!

If you turn these two Florida postcards over you will see some tiny print that reads...Printed in Tenessee.

Loving these illustrated dolphins! Australia, I hope to see you one day!

I would love to Do the Dewey here.  WOW!

Thank you Heather, Marianne and Megan.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Haiku by Aneez

My brother Aneez truly has a gift with words.  He is the King of Puns and he plays a mean game of Scrabble (although I usually win.)  He is also very kind and extremely generous.  Aneez has parlayed some of his happy tips into the form of haiku.  Here is his first gift to you.  Come back next Sunday for your next happy tip.  Thanks Aneez!

Upside down alarm

Set for seven-0-seven

Wake to LOL

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Guestbook Project - Part 5

Okay, I have to be honest.  I am swimming in postcards from generous people everywhere who have embraced The Guestbook Project for Naaz and Kushan's wedding.  I have learned a great lesson in intentions and in asking for help.  This is something I have written about before.  Thank you to everyone who reminds me of this lesson with every postcard that comes my way.  Naaz was over at my place the other day and it was so much fun to watch her eyes dance while we went through all the postcards.  So without further adieu, here's the next batch of global treasures.

I never really knew much or thought much about Kentucky.  I definitely didn't know that there were so much natural beauty there until I got these next two postcards from Christy.  The third postcard  is from Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.  Thank you for sharing some of America's beautiful landscape.

My Suzie sent me this postcard from Stuttgart.  I had a bit of a giggle thinking about the fact that she and I had walked through this scene a few times when I visited her in 2009. Timo sent along some postcards from Hamburg, their soon to be new home together!  I can't wait to visit them there and then picture myself inside those postcards as well.

Sarah and James recently moved to Manchester. Sarah sent this postcard to me while I was in England.  Thank you so much!  Getting and sending mail while you are on vacation is such a treat!
Sheba (a real life friend to Naaz) and our fellow book club pal brought these postcards during her Thanksgiving family adventure.  Thank you!

Thankful! Thankful!  Thankful!