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Two trips to the mall in three days – what is up with that?

New things in my life –  climbing shoes, overnight suitcase, coordinating bag to go with over night suitcase, make-up bag for travel and sports bra.  I feel like such a good little consumer.

My old make-up bag served me well, I’m a little sad to have a new one.

I love my old climbing shoes, so they are sticking around.  Need to get re-soled.

The other new stuff is accumulating – nothing old leaves.

Cleared out all the garbage and recycling – feels lighter.

Mostly packed for the trip this week – Brampton here I come!

Clothes all ready for the week and set for Monday night’s climb.

Checked out the theatre scene in Toronto – there are few that I want to see, so maybe I can find someone who is interested?

Stratford fest looks good – Peter Pan!  Yay!

Shaw – Harvey.  Yay!

So, things are looking good.

Maybe Swan Lake too?

What I learned today: It is ok to buy things, if you need them.

What else I learned today: I wasn’t the only Canadian not watching the men’s gold medal game.

Parliament is still prorogued. So, maybe now that the games are over, we can show as much interest in how our country is (not) being run?  Just saying…


Spent most of the day feeling lucky.

More on the radio about the human loss and human stories in Haiti.  Heard about what people in this, my, community are doing to help – made me feel lucky to live here, be alive, be in a community that wants to help, that today the tectonic plates did not shift under my feet, that the roof above my head held.

Car accident on the highway going in the opposite direction from me this morning – lucky that I go the opposite way, listen to the radio and found out what was happening.

Work plan for today shifted – lucky that I work with people who care about their work, their jobs, who care about me enough to talk to me about shifting priorities and new plans.

Lunch – lucky that I have lunch, that today I could afford to buy lunch, nourishing, freshly made crepes and crisp salad, so very lucky.

Doing yoga back at home – lucky that I can breath, that I’m not more out of shape, that I’m strong enough to do some yoga, that my breath goes down to my toes.

Affirmation: I am lucky today is Thursday.

This is big day for my family – Elvis Presley’s birthday.

My dad is a huge fan, so he reminded me of this great day last night, before I packed myself off to bed.

My dad would sing Elvis songs while he was doing the dishes and waiting for me to eat my brussels sprouts.  I stayed at the table for ages listening to my dad sing and not eating those sprouts.

I never did learn to love brussels sprouts, but I sure loved hearing my dad sing Elvis, especially Teddy Bear, which remains one of my favourite songs.

Now, my niece loves the same song, which just goes to show you that good taste can run in families.

So, here is to Elvis! Oh, King of Rock and Roll, where ever you are in the universe – Happy, happy birthday.

I envy those aliens.

In other news, I think Friday is a good time for an affirmation.

Here is mine:

“I am not the centre of the universe.

The universe does not revolve around me.

I am not the most important part of the universe.

Things that happen to me are not connected, but coincidental.

I am not the centre of the universe.”

Whew!  I feel so much better

After thinking about it for most of the week, I have realized that I don’t really understand when people say “I’m having a bad day.”

When I hear people say “I’m having a bad day.”  I want to say to them “I’m having a chocolate!”  Remove “bad days” from the menus of the world!  Take something crappy that happened to you and share it with a friend.

Real life examples:

I was coming out of an appointment and thinking very hard about something and not looking where I was going.  Bash!  I walked right into the door jamb.  I quickly looked around for someone to share it with – but no one saw me do it!  Can you imagine a perfect comedic moment and no one saw!  How awful.  The first person who talked to me after this happened I told right away “I walked right into it!  I’m going have a bruise on my face!  It was hilarious!  But no one saw!”

She didn’t think it was as funny as I did – maybe it is because it was my face?

Alternate affirmation:

“It is a computer.

It is a machine that has no power over me.”

And think how lucky we are we don’t give computers bombs – see it can always be worse!

Climbing in the morning.

Extreme cold warning, so stay warm.

Interesting news – there is a new TV medical drama based on “Blood Letting & Miraculous Cures” by Vincent Lam.  Haha, he just said on the radio that “kissing over dead bodies was poor form”.  Great line.