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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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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 16 hours ago 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 18 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago at Embrace Life
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hello leap of faith. i joined the beautiful writers group. i have enjoyed everything about danielle laporte so i don't expect this experience to disappoint. hello softball. time to make up for all of rain outs with three games this week! hello summer weather. i'm happy for the heat, let's hope the humidity stays away. hello digital projects. i've started a few albums: recipe, wishcasting, #augustbreak2014, #100happydays and playing catch up with project life 2104. hello volleyball camp. back to a second week of pakmen for caden. he is learning so much in spite of the pain in his feet... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Embrace Life
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When we moved into the new house we were in need of some bookshelves in Cole's room as he has the largest collection of books in need of a home. Off to Ikea he went and after an hour or so of banging and crashing he managed to build a set of shelves for his many books. AND he loaded the bookshelf before he showed me. I love progress! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago 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 | 09 What LEAP do you wish to take? I am an introvert by nature. Though I do enjoy a certain amount of social engagement, I am not one to put myself out there... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Embrace Life
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The back deck is covered in clusters of oak leaves and acorns - as many eaten as discarded. I wonder what makes for a worthy acorn to a squirrel? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 4 days ago at Embrace Life
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The hydrangeas in Cape Cod are very large, each flowerhead growing bigger than my open hand. They come in all colours but the blue are, to me, the most striking. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 5 days ago at Embrace Life
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My youngest has always had beautiful hands. You know, the kind your mum always comments about in reference to piano lessons :) Well, my boy may not play the piano, but he does play the computer keyboard very well! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Embrace Life
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I have been watching GH since I was about six years of age. I remember being glued to the television when Luke and Laura got married. At my first job, I remember returning from work and catching up with the happenings of Port Charles. I remember nursing babies while barely being able to move in the late afternoons, dozing to the drama of Sonny, Jason and Carly. I am always amazed at how so many stories can be told, intertwined and still not overlap though they can become convoluted and confusing! Total fluff and I still love it :) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Embrace Life
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The kitchen table is (miraculously) cleared so the only other table in the area is the small nesting tables in the family room. Always on it is plenty: LampClicker (er, channel changer, remote or flipper)PeniPhonePerrierReading glassesKindleNotebookAgenda & reading assignments for creative writing class classMy new copy of "Artful Blogging" As much as I profess to be a unitasker, I really don't like being at a loss for things to do! Every moment is full with something or another. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I don't write things down much these days - most of my notes are on my computer or in my iPhone. The exceptions are my ever-present notebooks that go with me everywhere and keep snippets of everything from grocery lists to story outlines to fun quotes to research ideas. I also keep an editorial calendar - in pencil - in an effort to keep me focused and on track, except I keep misplacing it! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Embrace Life
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my morning ritual. hello volleyball camp. driving boys to the pakmen advantage camp this week. they're going to have a blast - and learn a lot. hello routine. maybe this week i can manage to get to things i've missed the last few weeks: yoga, meditation, pilates, writing workshop, baseball ... hello artwork. now that the house is all painted it's time to place art. i don't have a lot, but what i have i love and can't wait to see it all displayed again! hello kitchen table. now that it's been bug out of storage, cleaned and de-glittered, our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Embrace Life
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This is a photo of my single cup of coffee I have each morning. When considering which "drink" to feature, I chose this only because of the ritual required to enjoy it. Any other drink - water, wine, Perrier - takes no time to prepare, my morning coffee takes a minimum of 5 minutes. Put filter with 1/3 cup of coffee in basket Fill reservoir with water to the 8-cup mark Push the button Wait Ding! Pour coffee in mug, leaving enough room for half and half Add half and half Scoop scant teaspoon of demerara sugar Stir Sip Sigh... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Embrace Life
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My bag is full! Full disclosure: I just cleaned it out upon our return from holiday so this is much tidier than I expected it to be when I dumped it out this morning for the assignment. CONTENTS: Magazines: Sprituality & Health, Oprah, Real Simple MacBook Air 11" + soft case Canon G12 Camera Kindle Meds: Synthroid, Advair, Ventolin Glass cleaner Candies from Yame Sushi Glasses: Sun, Driving and Reading (I can't wear bifocals) Keys Charger and chord Bobbi Brown Art Pencil Change (clearly American as we don't have pennies in Canada anymore!) Wallet iPhone Aleve Notebook Staedler Pencils (2)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Embrace Life
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You will not often see evidence of me voluntarily taking a photo of myself. I am making an effort to get out from behind the camera more this summer and appreciate the nudge this assignment provided today! One of my favourite places has become the back deck off my kitchen. I enjoy being up in the leaves, especially in the morning with my first (and last) cup of coffee for the day. 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Embrace Life
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... going to be spent enjoying the new paint on all of the walls. Now I can get more "moved in" by organizing my artwork and maybe hang a few pieces. The house looks spectacular and Tony and his guys from FelCon Painting did an amazing job! We may even get over to the storage locker and get the kitchen table and curtains. Botton line? Today is ... going to be productive. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I enjoy this exercise of #augustbreak2014 as the prompts are really forcing me to look beyond what is easiest for me. "Reflection" for me is more something you do in your head when you look back upon an event or consider a conversation. When trying to figure out what to do with this prompt I realized it can also be something else. So, I took the camera in hopes of getting a photo of my kids on the couch watching "Big Brother". This was the best (translation: in focus, sort of) shot :) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Embrace Life
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What a big change to have a holiday with three when I'm so used to being away with four. I suppose this is part of the deal and I'm going to have to get used to my nest getting emptier as the years pass! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Embrace Life
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My favourite colour is orange. It was when I was a kid and it has come full circle and it is the one I turn to more and more often - purple, too. It makes me happy that it is the colour of creativity :) Effects of Orange Enthusiasm: Orange is optimistic and extroverted - the color of the uninhibited. Rejuvenation: Orange helps to restore balance to our physical energies. Stimulation: Orange is not as passionate or as excitable as red, but it is stimulating, particularly to the appetite - the worst color to have in the kitchen if you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Not my favourite flower, but certainly prolific this time of year. A sign of summer! hello "big brother". originally discovered years ago during our summer holiday and still enjoyed. lots of life and social lessons to be had! hello pong. the olders are teaching the youngers the finer points of this drinking game - with water and ginger ale. i'm not much of a fan of pop, but i suppose it's better than what they'll be drinking at university! i'm convincing myself it's a necessary skill. i can't complain about all the laughter :D hello laugh. i love that all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Embrace Life