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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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We are just rolling into autumn like summer never happened. The leaves started to change before the kids headed back to school, so I anticipate things will be pretty cold pretty quickly around here. They've already had measurable snow out west. At my age and stage, I'm happy for the cooler weather no matter the season! We are adjusting to some big changes around here: Claire is back in Kingston, Cole is in his boarding year, Chloé elected to stay and is finding her footing and Caden has started high school! We almost totally settled in a new house, with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Embrace Life
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Just in case you feel this has turned into a "hello monday" blog, I can promise it has not! In fact, I've been working on it, in draft form, a lot. Other creative endeavours are keeping me away, too. All will be shared, at some point! In the meantime, I have: A house to sell. Plumbers to employ. Yardwork guy to find. Workshops to attend. A crazy supplement/med schedule to follow .Kids activities to manage. To shedule appointments with the doctor, dentist and orthodontist. To put a price on my Suburban. Anyone looking for a 2011 LTZ? Meals to make.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Embrace Life
Love this! I'd have to add to your list - for me - Danielle LaPorte. Certainly something to ponder. Maybe I'll have to come up with my own list :) Thanks, as always, for your inspiration!
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hello desire map workshop. throughout the book club gatherings we had a book, a workbook and a brilliant idea. that idea is now broken down into still brilliant bite-sized pieces and i am so excited to get started. in my minds eye, this is the foundation upon which i plan to build my future. hello volleyball tryouts. the town tryouts continue this week - in the meantime caden has made it onto the school jv team! i can only hope the town coach is more interesting in winning than whining. hello cough. it really is past time to say goodbye!... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Embrace Life
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hello new school year ahead. holy crap on a cracker the year has begun! my "baby" has entered high school. his sister is leading the way in grade 10. cole is embracing his final year - and in boarding. claire is in her second year of university. wow. quadruple wow!! hello only two in the annual photo. have i mentioned the days are long but the years are short? i am so very happy and proud and so very surprised and off balance with it all. hello university sophmore. claire has been in kingston for a while organizing the freshman... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Embrace Life
Thanks Jude - normally it's my hips that remind me :)
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Thanks Jude - normally it's my hips that remind me :)
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Thanks Stacey :)
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Indeed!!
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Thanks Monica - and Mitch :) This is just one of many wonderful days ahead!
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Thanks Cate!
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I turn 50 today. If I could have predicted what life would be like at 50 when I was 25, 35 or even 45, my current experience is not what I would have imagined, not in my wildest dreams. It is so much better than anything I could have ever considered. Truth. You don't know what you don't know. 50 may seem like a big number and I suppose it is. Most days I don't really feel much older than I did when I was 20! Then again there are those other days I feel much older. When I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I am a collector of books - many books! I put so many books on shelves in our new house - and we had to purchase even more bookshelves for the overflow. I have read most of them, but in some cases I can't tell you any of the specifics found in them, except for a few absolute favourites. Most often I choose books to read by author, there are some authors who are, to me, "must read" and happily some of them have books being released in the next few months! I am hoping to put the magazines away... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Embrace Life
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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 Sep 1, 2014 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 Aug 31, 2014 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 Aug 31, 2014 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 Aug 30, 2014 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 Aug 29, 2014 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 Aug 28, 2014 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 Aug 28, 2014 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 Aug 27, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 at Embrace Life