I’m Sitting Here Drinking Coffee…

And contemplating life. Yes, I know, it sounds like a very deep subject, but in reality, it’s not.

Actually, I’m contemplating my next life.

I’ve decided I want to return as a chihuahua. A pampered and spoiled chihuahua. Much like the one I have sitting on my lap as I drink my morning coffee and contemplate my next life.

I don’t want to return as simply a pampered pet, I want only to be a chihuahua. Why you ask?

There are lots of lap dogs and pampered pooches out there. You can see them just about everywhere you look. But, there is no other breed of dog that is useful only as a lap dog. Every other breed is expected to do something. Not so with chihuahua’s. All anyone expects of them is sleeping, cuddling and love. And they’re really good at it too.

Yup. A chihuahua. No more working life for me! I’m ready to lead a pampered life, sleeping on my human’s lap, eating the choicest pieces of meat, soft pillows to lay on, never having to walk anywhere.

It’s going to be great!

(psst! If you have a pooch you’d like to spoil, check out Poocheze! The best dog treats anywhere!)


Exercising with Chihuahua’s. It’s Tougher Than It Sounds

One of my resolutions this year is to lose that last 15lbs of baby fat I’ve been carrying around for the last 10 years since the birth of my son. I know, it’s something a lot of people say they’re going to do, and I’ll admit, I’ve said it before. But this time I mean it, I really do! More than any other time. Of course, I’ve said that before too. 😉

But, that’s besides the point, right?

I’ve been working out every day using the Wii Fit that hubby and I bought just before Christmas. It’s a lot of fun and it’s been working a bit, I’m actually down 1kg! We put the Wii system in our bedroom so I can exercise when I want, and in peace when the kids and hubby were home for the holidays.

Now that the holidays are over, though, he’s back to shift work, which means that there are times when he works midnights and I can’t use the bedroom. Not a big deal, I have yoga dvd’s downstairs that I can use. And I do thouroughly enjoy yoga.

Today was the first day I pulled out the yoga mat while hubby is blissfully snoring away upstairs.

I didn’t take into account the two very young, very energetic and very loving chihuahua puppies I aquired over the summer.

Have you ever tried to do downward facing dog with two tiny little dogs licking your face? It’s not easy, I have to tell you. Never mind meditating after your workout!

I’m definitely going to have to figure something out, though. It’s very hard to find inner peace with a chihuaha dancing around your feet while in tree pose.

Poor Jack

I am proudly owned by two of the sweetest, cutest, most adorable and loving chihuahua’s, Jack and Sammy.  I love them to death and can’t imagine my life without them now.

As some of you may already know, I sell photogaraphy on Etsy. If you like, you can see my shop here.  Because I fancy myself a photographer, I tend to have my camera with me pretty much wherever I go and I’m continually snapping pictures, hoping for a good one.

Alas, that was not the case for poor Jack. He just didn’t fare well in this one.

It’s a Brand New Year!

I really love this day. The first day of a new year, filled with hope, with possibilities. We can put the past year behind us, and move forward with a clean slate.

It’s a time of reflection for me, and of renewal. I try to look back at the year before, see where I went wrong, what changes need to be made to make this year more successful.

Today I start a new exercise regime. Yes, I know, everyone does that, and who knows, maybe I’ll be like most and not be successful at it. But I’m going to try.

More importantly though, I’m on a personal journey of a spiritual nature. I’m taking this year to learn about myself, my body, my mind, my connection with nature and the world around us. I want to live more in harmony with the world and find myself in the process. It should be interesting if nothing else!

I’ve made it my goal to ensure that I keep this blog up and running too! I’ve been so lax in everything in 2009. I need to make some serious changes.

I hope that people will join me here as I work my way through to learning to live a simpler, happier life. I’ll still be posting recipes and tips and hints and all that good stuff. I’ll just be more regular at it! 😉


My son came home from school and called me to the front door to show me something “really cool!”

In our birdfeeder was a little red rumped nuthatch. He didn’t fly away when my son went near him. So, I went a little closer, thinking something was wrong with him. I got right up to the birdfeeder and he just sat there looking at me and eating sunflower seeds. I started thinking that there was something wrong, or that he was stuck, so I put my finger out to see.

It actually hopped up onto my finger! So there I stand on my front porch with a little nuthatch on my finger. Then he started pecking at my ring. Once he figured out it wasn’t food he went right back to the birdfeeder.

Well, of course now I’m totally blown away and completely enchanted. I put my finger out and he hopped up again! He looked at me for a minute then flew onto my head, off my head and onto my son’s. Then back to the birdfeeder.

I rushed inside to get my camera (I also run MNH Photography here on Etsy) so excited to get some amazing pics of this little nuthatch, but unfortunately by the time I changed the lense and got back out, he was gone.

Then about an hour later, he came back. This time, I was able to get my camera and snap about oh, 200 pictures.

Here are three of them. One of him on my hand, one of him on my son’s and a closeup of him in the birdfeeder.


On My Hand

On My Hand


With My Son

With My Son




Today, I Get To Play!

Yesterday was my birthday (yay!) and hubby bought me a new filter for my camera. Nothing overly exciting, but I’m really looking forward to using it! It’s designed to cut down glare from non metallic sources. It’s a nice sunny day today so I’ll be heading out to play!

I also reopened my banner shop on Etsy yesterday. And I have two sales already, so things are good! I guess I know where my success lies. I wish I could be more successful with my photography, but I guess it will take more time.

I’m being spoiled again today by my family even though it’s not my birthday anymore. Hubby is cooking dinner and baking a cake for me. I can’t wait!

Family Day

This is Canada’s second annual Family Day. It’s a statutory holiday created by our government to coincide with President’s Day in the States. I’m not really sure what the actual purpose of it is, as many families actually have to work today, but there it is. A new holiday right in the middle of winter!

This year, my husband is off, which is nice. Last year he had to work a 12 hour shift, which was kind of ironic, considering the name of the holiday. 😉

I’m not really sure what, if anything, we’re going to be doing to celebrate Family Day. I need to do some work on my Etsy shop and I want to hand out some fliers for my new cleaning business. And of course, I need to complete all my daily cleaning routines.

Maybe we’ll watch a movie or play some cards. I’m not sure.

It seems like such a silly holiday! LOL!