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Lee Currie
mother | friend | writer | photographer | observer | listener | entrepreneur | introvert | artist | designer | storyteller | explorer | volunteer | cheerleader | foodie | investor | researcher | optimist | curator
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hello tiff. i may not actually go sit in a theatre, but i enjoy movies and thoroughly enjoy the early reviews that come from tiff! i think we'll pop some corn and spend tiff (september 4 - 14) watching the people's choice winning films from the past. hello traffic. i know if i need to head to toronto for anything in the next couple of weeks i'll be taking public transit. hello birthday lunch. i'm looking forward to lunch with my dad. hello treadclimber. i've been thinking of buying this for a couple of years and had no space. now... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Embrace Life
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Indicative of my summer: on the road. From this point on the 400, I know it's about 35 minutes to home! Lots of movies were watched while we enjoyed a wet start to the month in Cape Cod: The Great Gatsby (1974), Mean Girls and The Help were all fabulous. (I am not a movie theatre person so often I wait forever to see a movie - I'm thinking I should change that.) I don't know if I can wait another year for Captain Parker's clam chowder! The drive from Cape Cod was uneventful and we got over the border... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Embrace Life
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So many choices for this prompt! I wanted something to represent fullness, my wholeheartedness of this moment and of many moments. What do I love right now? My PRACTICE. I love my newfound daily life where I eat well, love well, write well, create well and practice meditation, Pilates, walking and conscious self-care. In essence, my life. I love my life and all that I've carefully curated to contain within. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Embrace Life
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A basket full of socks is about as soft as it gets around here right now. Lots of prepare-for-school laundry being done: washed, dried, folded and put away. At least socks, though tedious, can be fun. Especially when you shout "TWO POINTS" for every pair that makes it into the basket! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Embrace Life
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I do so enjoy my not-often-enough walks through the chip trail at the kids' school. Up until my recent move, it was my only opportunity to commune with nature. Now that I can any time I want, I am still looking forward to putting on my hiking boots and heavy sweater in the weeks ahead! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Embrace Life
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the - school is about to begin - edition dateline: oakville, ontario, canada @ 10:18pm on 27 august 2014 weather outside: a still 27C - feeling muggy and damp mood inside: quiet, everyone is settling in for the night drinking a mug of green tea - trying to soothe my throat eating the last of the delicious super-crispy chocolate chip cookies embracing with much reluctance, the reality that while the other house is beautiful and staged for sale, this new home has all of the clutter with no place to put it! enjoying that my kids are so enthusiastic about... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Embrace Life
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When I was in Tucson at Canyon Ranch last April, I attended a workshop on Carl Jung and his brilliance. Part of the teaching included the most gorgeous set of Archetype cards. I've been looking for a set of my own ever since and I finally received them! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list of prompts. There... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Embrace Life
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I was looking everywhere, all week, for "leading lines" and couldn't find any that visually worked for me. Last evening, it was sweltering hot outside - the first super hot day of the summer, and the sun was low leaving shadows created by the iron railings intersecting the spaces between the boards of the deck. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Embrace Life
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My mornings are not always the same, but they do all include watching Canada AM, computer catch-up (writing and Facebook) and a cup of coffee. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list of prompts. There are lots of posting options - blog, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, just be sure to use the #augustbreak2014 hashtag! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Embrace Life
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I know it is not considered the most popular choice, but since my separation and subsequent divorce, I've chosen to remain single. This is not for lack of opportunity, but I wanted to take some time to be alone to figure out who I was and who I want to become, without distraction. Though, alone surrounded by four active teenagers is not the same as being alone, solitary. There are a few things I've embraced in the last four or five years: STAY SINGLE. Without any judgment, this part has been easy. It was time for me to do some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Embrace Life
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Blink! Summer is over ... John Bell Chapel bell, Appleby College, 2011 I am a big fan of this time of year as it is a time for renewal for me. I take a look and re-evaluate where I am compared to where I want to be. Back-to-School season, for me, is a time for coloured pencils, glue and renewal of focus and projects. As a fan of beginnings, I love this season! Claire has left to return to Kingston. She is was chosen to be a Gael - an orientation leader for the freshmen - and has returned to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Embrace Life
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There is not much little in my life, or around me! Occasionally there are little problems, challenges and nuisances. Weeds? Tufts of grass? All growing where it doesn't belong is my current little nuisance - and my chore for the day ahead :) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list of prompts. There are lots of posting options... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Embrace Life
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hello paradiso. with jonathan's closed on sunday we were stuck for a place to eat! for the first time in a couple of years we went over with my sister and her family. i forgot how lovely it is. nice to have options! hello packing. claire finished work on friday and is now getting everything prepped and ready to move to kingston. hello stager. a friend of mine is a home stager. we're going to take a look today and see if we can get the old house organized and shipped over to the new house. who knows, i may... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Embrace Life
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In 2006 we spent a quiet summer in Cape Cod - totally oblivious to what was in the future. I spent my days at the beach with the kids. It was wonderful! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list of prompts. There are lots of posting options - blog, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, just be sure to use the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Fresh out of the box is my new FitBit Flex. I'm about to take it out for its inaugural walk. It will be my constant adornment for the next while - at least until the snow flies, and maybe after that. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list of prompts. There are lots of posting options - blog,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Oh, how I love photos of myself. Okay, that's a lie. I like photos of shadows - tall, thinner versions - of myself :) So far, this has been the toughest prompt of them all. "Shadow" woke up a lot of interpretations in my ever whirling mind. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list of prompts. There are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I had started random Wishcasting years ago. In January of this year I signed up to take the course through the year starting with prompt 1; prompts 2 - 4, prompts 5 - 8 and then managed to let other things get in the way! I've decided to catch up so this is officially Wishcasting Week: 4 prompts a day for the next six days! WISHCASTING | 29 Where do you wish to TRAVEL? I have decided that I am a home-body. I love the idea of travel but I hate the increasing inconvenience of it all. If there were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I have a list of things I'd like to collect, it's not a long list but it is one with meaning. You know, the "want not need" kind of list. I have been looking for a happy Buddha for a couple of years and finally found it in a small shop in Barnstable when we visited this summer. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I had started random Wishcasting years ago. In January of this year I signed up to take the course through the year starting with prompt 1; prompts 2 - 4, prompts 5 - 8 and then managed to let other things get in the way! I've decided to catch up so this is officially Wishcasting Week: 4 prompts a day for the next six days! WISHCASTING | 25 What do you wish to DARE? I am in the process of mapping out a book. A book along the lines of those books I enjoy reading: books by Sarah Addison Allen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Any day that starts with rain is a peaceful one around here. It seems to bring with it a slower pace around the house - and certainly cancels out any outdoor chores or plans! Today, I just want to get a book (currently reading: Boys in the Boat, at half-way through I highly recommend) and blanket and read my day away. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I had started random Wishcasting years ago. In January of this year I signed up to take the course through the year starting with prompt 1; prompts 2 - 4, prompts 5 - 8 and then managed to let other things get in the way! I've decided to catch up so this is officially Wishcasting Week: 4 prompts a day for the next six days! WISHCASTING | 21 What do you wish someone would SAY TO YOU? I wish someone would tell me what is exactly wrong with my thyroid and exactly how to fix it. I want someone to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Cole is going in to boarding school for Grade 12 and we had to buy some supplies, so we were off to Target - around here, pronounced Tarjaaay :) The bedding he chose is black and white - with some blue accent pillows. He has great taste and it'll look great in his room this coming school year. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I had started random Wishcasting years ago. In January of this year I signed up to take the course through the year starting with prompt 1; prompts 2 - 4, prompts 5 - 8 and then managed to let other things get in the way! I've decided to catch up so this is officially Wishcasting Week: 4 prompts a day for the next six days! WISHCASTING | 17 What do you wish people KNEW about YOU? I don't know that there is much I keep hidden. Perhaps I'd like people to know that I can be dreadfully naive and somewhat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Do you think I could coordinate my four kids to jump on the count of 3? Nope! This is as good as it was going to get. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list of prompts. There are lots of posting options - blog, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, just be sure to use the #augustbreak2014 hashtag! Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I had started random Wishcasting years ago. In January of this year I signed up to take the course through the year starting with prompt 1; prompts 2 - 4, prompts 5 - 8 and then managed to let other things get in the way! I've decided to catch up so this is officially Wishcasting Week: 4 prompts a day for the next six days! WISHCASTING | 13 What do you wish to END? Sleeping on the air mattress! Oh my aching bones (and everything else). We left some furniture in the townhouse in order for it to be staged... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Embrace Life