Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Art in books

In my last reading update, I included a number of picture books. As I have a habit of going to Audreys Books and seem to make it down to the kids section fairly often, I tend to skim or flip through several  kids books … Continue reading

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One month

It’s amazing how much of a different one month can make. Early April, we had a tiny bit of snow and the plants were only just starting to grow in the sunnier places. This week, all the trees and bushes … Continue reading

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Inspirations

I have an art-a-day calendar at work. It has a varied collection of art in different forms and from different eras. Most are easy to at least appreciate, a few have found themselves hidden behind my water bottle, and several have made me wish … Continue reading

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Minimalism versus frugality

I’ve been thinking about the idea of minimalism and the practice of frugality. Having recently made the decision to avoid keeping things “just in case,” I’m still trying to work out the kinks in my new approach to keeping things. But, … Continue reading

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Gratitude list

I haven’t done a gratitude list in a while, but I’ve had many little things to be grateful for. I’m grateful for mint tea in the morning. Also, for my morning self who remembers to make it at 5:30 or 6 … Continue reading

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Donating to charities

The next time you decide to donate to a charity, consider this: “Instead of worrying about how charities spend their money, donors should be holding the organizations accountable for the results they achieve, just as they would a business they … Continue reading

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Socially acceptable hoarder?

After writing my January Declutter post, I went back through my archives to re-read some of the things I’d said about decluttering in the past. I’ve been thinking a lot about the ideas of minimalism or living simply in recent … Continue reading

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To keep or not to keep old art

I’ve been thinking a lot about old art (paintings, sketches, etc. that I did in the past). A lot of what I’ve been dragging around with me over the years is from as far back as high school (over 20 … Continue reading

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100 Questions No-one Asks

I started following a new blog recently, The Literary Counsellor. I like her book reviews and reading updates, but she also has a few funs ones, like 100 Questions No One Ever Asks. It was interesting to read, so I thought … Continue reading

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On gift giving and other Christmas expectations

I’ve been working on this blog post about Christmas expectations for the past few days, but I’ve had a hard time getting the thoughts down and the words right. Essentially, I’m paring down my Christmas: I’m sending less cards, giving fewer … Continue reading

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