Category Archives: Poetry and Ramblings

More “Simple” Pleasures๐Ÿ˜Š

party mix

I made a big batch of slow cooker party mix last week.

And today, I’m enjoying a little dish of these yummy morsels, along with a good, long Kindle browse. A simple pleasure.

It got me thinking again about all the simple (but special) pleasures in life we can so easily take for granted.

Here is a short list of some of my:

Simple Pleasures…

-Enjoying the morning outside, with a fresh organic coffee and sunshine on my face.

-Curling up with a good book under a warm, cozy throw.

-Creating something special in the kitchen.

-Watching a new plant sprout and come to life as it breaks through the soil.

-Listening to church bells on Sunday morning.

-Savoring a pleasant memory from long ago.

-A long, brisk walk.

-Rain on my face.ย 


๐Ÿ˜Š The list really does go on and on.๐Ÿ˜Š

What is one of your favorite-

Simple Pleasures?

Hope You Have a Wonderful Week!



Lest We Forget

My thoughts are with the families and friends of veterans, this weekend.

And most of all, with the veterans (here and passed) who have served so proudly and given so much.

Thank you for your service and your sacrifices.

โคLest we ever forget.โค

My Poetic Path

remembrance day 2013

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๐ŸHappy Thanksgiving!๐Ÿ

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, here in Canada.

๐ŸŒผI have much to be grateful for.๐ŸŒผ

This holiday just makes me think about those people (past and present) and things, even more than usual.๐Ÿ˜Š

I think it’s a great idea to start the day, with a gratitude list. I try to do that, every day. Sets a positive tone for the rest of the day too.

๐ŸŒนWhat are you most grateful for?๐ŸŒน

Happy Spring FEVER!๐Ÿ˜Š

fresh lavender flowers pic

Spring FEVER has arrived even earlier than usual this year!

In spite of a very mild BC coastal winter. I’m still craving spring in a big way.๐Ÿ˜Š

How has your winter been?ย It’s not over yet but hopefully spring will arrive sooner than later, this year.

๐ŸŒผHappy Spring!๐ŸŒผ

Christmas: A Time for Miracles


Check out my new review for this eBook: Christmas Miracles, especially if you are in need of some hope and inspiration.

I really enjoyed the holiday-themed stories in this eBook.ย 

In a world that often seems to have gone mad (just watch the news!!) it’s so easy to give up on goodwill, hope and miracles, big and small. But the world IS filled with all kinds of good people and wonderful things, we just need to be open to seeing and believing that’s true.ย 

I wish you all… a magical and memorable holiday season!!


Be in E-Motion

Isn’t this good advice? ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to Thrive Daily for this thought-provoking quote.

โ™ฅ Have a Safe and Happy Weekend! โ™ฅย 

Thrive Daily


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Do you know what’s in the hotdogs you eat?

I’m glad to be a vegetarian when I read posts like this.

I’ll stick to the occasional veggie dog,thanks.๐Ÿ˜†

Launch Lives Through Wellness

Itโ€™s up to you to make sure you know what you digest! Just because it looks good and smells good doesnโ€™t make it healthy or remotely edible. Take the time to research the food you eat; your body will reward you by allowing you to live a healthier longer life!

Be the investigator into you health!!!


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World Hello Day- Friday November 21st




Friday November 21st is World Hello Day

(click to read more about this non-official holiday).

A day to honor the process and power of communication especially when it comes to resolving issues and building peace in the world.

Simply greet at least 10 people on Friday to participate. Even better, keep it going, every day!ย 

I really like this idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you do too.

Have a wonderful weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

Book Launch: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper!




Woohooo…my newest Kindle book is now available at Amazon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Print book will also be available in the next couple of days.ย 

You can read more here.

I’m smiling today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Reading and Weekend.

Free Kindle Book Promo This Weekend :-)

Haiku Reflections ii front cover

Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volume II)

third chapter second chance cover

Third Chapter, Second Chance (a midlife romance)


Two of my Kindle books are available free all this weekend at:, .ca, .UK….ย 

Hope you enjoy all my ebooks and do share this promo if you can!

Happy Reading and Weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚