Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Very Good Thing

I have it on good authority (my husband heard it on the radio) that the American Kennel Association
is working with Dog Show authorities to change their standards of judging.

Up until now, it has been the traits of the pure-bred animal that has
led them to be show champions.

Traits which can often be detrimental to the health of the animal.

Well now, it seems, things are set to change.  And change for the better.

A certain allocation of marks will now go to the HEALTH of the animal, 
and if this flies in the face of the traits it has been bred for (think of the pushed-in face and barrel chest of the bulldog that lead to all kinds of breathing issues) 
then no matter.

Whomever spearheaded this change, to you I say 

We now will have healthier and I'm sure happier animals
and that has to be a 
Very Good Thing.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Such a Busy Week!

Houseguest after houseguest after houseguest!

I've been changing linens...

cleaning bathrooms...

cooking dinners...

(haha, not me really!)

so now it's time for...

a little me time...
It's been as hot as hades here over the past few days,
we've all been wilting like the flowers...

dreaming of this...

but today the rain came...thank goodness...

and before you know it, it will be time for the vendage...

can't wait!
thank you pinterest for the pics!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Who Are The Good Guys?...

...and how do you recognize him when he shows up?
This is a question I was asked quite recently.

It's certainly complicated, but I think the answer lies in
how he behaves when the going gets tough.

How he treats the weakest and most frail in our society.

If he stops what he's doing, no matter what that is...

If he puts his needs aside to merely ask the question..."what can I do?"

If he put other needs or wants before his own...

then, in my book, he is one of the good guys.

I married one of the good guys, so I know first hand...

I have men-friends who's phone numbers I give to my kids and say...if you can't reach me, phone them.  All you will have to say is "Come"..."I need money"..."help" and I know they will questions asked.

Sadly, this week, I have seen a sweet, young, vulnerable girl fall victim
to one of the bad guys.

I've said it before, I'll say it again, especially to this younger generation...'s time to one of the good guys!

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Rosie wins Trampoline Gold!

Canada's first Gold Medal of the 2012 Olympics


Now I want to see GB's Jessica Ennes win the Women's Heptathalon.

Divided loyalties in these most wonderful games.

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