Dec 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

Happy New Years Eve. When the clock strikes 12 AM we will officially enter 2010!

Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas from the great white north. It is -20 Celsius here in north-eastern Alberta. Even in the cold the Christmas spirit is alive and well.

Wishing all a safe and joyous holiday season,

Lacey, Ryan and Shea

Dec 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve. No blog today because I am packing up and driving north for the next five days. I will be blogging from my parents. Everyone have safe travels this holiday season.

Dec 18, 2009

Happy Holidays

Wishing a Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays!) out to my blog readers. I love coming here and writing my thoughts down for you all. I hope you know how much your commitment to this blog is appreciated. 1 week until the 25th!

"Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people." ~Albert Einstein

Dec 11, 2009

Give Back

Still editing.

Franklin's Magic Christmas is playing on the television for the third time in two days. Do you remember when you could watch movies over...and over...and over? Disney movies were always a favorite. I don't know how many times I watched Cinderella and Little Mermaid. As a child I didn't have a care in the world and therefore I was lucky. There are so many children in this world who don't have enough of the basic necessities.
Today is a good day to be thankful for all we have. If you have food in the fridge and a sturdy roof over your head this Christmas you have more than millions of people around the world. Remember, if you can try to give back. We are all neighbors.

Dec 9, 2009

Drinking Coffee

Editing and drinking Tim's coffee. I'm having one of those too rare peaceful happy moments. I always underestimate how much time editing will actually take. I have rolled up my sleeves and jumped in.

"It's not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or whether the doer of deeds could have done them better...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and often comes up short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause. And who, if at best in the end, knows the triumph of higher treatment and high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his soul shall never be with those cold and timid ones, who know neither victory nor defeat." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Dec 8, 2009

Back to Work

As much fun as it is to read on my Kindle I really NEED to get back to work. Taking a break to read is an important part of my writing process. It helps me to return to writing or editing with renewed focus and determination.

Dec 5, 2009

I Heart My Kindle

"I LOVE MY KINDLE 2!" If you are a serious reader put the Kindle on your next Christmas or birthday list. I wish all the BETA (experimental) tools available worked in Canada. A lot of the Kindle extras are not operational here but I'm sure they will be in the near future.

Dec 4, 2009


So excited! Tonight my husband suggested I open one of my Christmas presents early. I cannot turn down the opportunity to open a gift early. Anyway, I'm over the moon with my gift. A KINDLE 2! Canadians have only been able to purchase Kindles since November. My first purchase was Soulless, by Gail Carriger.

Dec 2, 2009

Is Kindness Rare?

Are you into the spirit of the holiday season? I love when some random person happily shouts, "Happy Holidays!"
When I was at Superstore today the parking lot was covered in ice and snow. As I returned to my car a lady with a loaded cart was struggling slowly towards her vehicle. As I passed her cart became stuck in the snow. I rushed (baby in arms) to grab one end of the cart and together we pushed and pulled her free. Luckily the lady ended up being parked right next to me. As I drove away I finally noticed her surprised expression. Why are people so shocked when someone is kind to kindness so rare? I suppose we are taught to ignore each other. The whole, don't talk to strangers talk we receive at some time or another. Unfortunately the bad guys in the world may have ruined it for people who truly do have the best of intentions.

A kind word or helpful gesture can make a world of difference.

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~Dalai Lama

"All dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was in vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence