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New Meanderings…Golden Treasures in the Quicksand

After many months of contemplating the new direction – or any direction for that matter – of this blog, I’ve decided to simply start writing again. The title of my blog site is “Meanderings, Blogging the Journey” and that’s what … Continue reading

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A Tribute to All Who “Show Up” to Live Each Day

I originally posted this in my Gratitude Blog, but wanted to share it here too. It’s a tribute to my friend Ruth and countless others in my life and in the world at large who have taught me so much about … Continue reading

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Packing Day

Well, after  months of preparation, vaccinations and planning, it’s finally time to pack that suitcase! A week from today, we’ll be waking up in Beijing, China! The mere thought causes me to tremble, both with apprehension and excitement. There was … Continue reading

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Wrestling With Uselessness

I struggle a great deal with feelings of uselessness. Although my life can get busy with the little day-to-day demands, putterings and routines, there are times when these feelings of uselessness gnaw at the back of my mind, weighing me … Continue reading

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Morning Routines

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have an established morning routine, maybe more than one…one for workdays and a different one for weekends. When I was working full-time, mornings were my most productive time of day … Continue reading

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Having a Ball

Okay, so who else here has been conned, er, persuaded to buy one of those big “fitness” balls? Me, me! Though I have to confess that the idea was all mine, well, maybe. I’ve been in therapy lately for my … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned By Playing Online Games

So I admit it. I play online games. LOTS of online games. Not as much as I used to a few years ago, but enough to feel ready to meander into a blog about it. I first started playing online … Continue reading

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Managing Sad Days

Everyone feels sad at various times in their lives. According to Wikipedia, the single mood people generally put most effort into shaking is sadness. Sadness is a normal emotion, even in children, usually in response to loss of some kind. … Continue reading

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A Delicious Day

For some people, their favourite day is a birthday or Christmas. While I like those days too, my very favourite kind of day is the one where I wake up in the morning with nothing whatsoever on the calendar or … Continue reading

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Being Called By Name

There are zillions – no, kazillions – of things that my Mom told me over my lifetime that I will always remember, but there is one conversation that we had that will probably haunt me more than any other for … Continue reading

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