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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Love Token 25 - Lunch in Paris

Today Vicky and I had a french themed lunch. We walked to a french decor/clothing store and then stopped in the best french cafe in the city.

Le Pain Quotidien.

If you have not gone yet - stop what your doing - GO now....when you walk in, it feels as if you left Canada and entered the sites and sounds of Southern France, the pastries, the croissants, the bistro caffiene, the "free" sample of pecan pie (to die for).

It unleashed a new set of endorphins I didn't even know I had.

Perfection, bliss and happiness --- check check check.


Love Token 24 - Love thy hair

In the past few years, as part of my mind, body, spirit connection I have tried to really take care of my hair.

Natural products, no dye/bleach, no chemicals, less straightner/blowdryer.

Today is day 3 with out washing it -- and guess what? It is fine, happy and healthy.

So treating your hair well just like any other part of your body is key, great results do not happen in a day, month or even a year...but the rewards are priceless...which equals easier to manage to hair!!!

Thank you hair gods!!


Love Token 23 - Reunions

This past weekend was great. I really had some GF bonding time. One of my best friends from Vancouver came back for the week, so we got to catch up and it was as if no time had passed.

I also had all my bridal party together for the first time in a while. We went out for brunch and then dress shopping. It was a real fun and bonding experience.

The variety of outings, the great talks, the different scenery that played to the background of this whole weekend was amazing.

Thanks girlies for a good time....always


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Love Token 22 - Spa day for Louis

Call me crazy, but I enjoy giving my dog a bath. It is hilarious and bonding at the same time.

There is a sense of vulnerability and trust a dog gives you when he lets you drench him in water and scrub the crap out of him.

I laugh when he shakes the suds off his fur and of course all over me, or when he dives in and out of his towel when trying to dry him.

So a strange love token maybe, but it turns out to be something we do together that I enjoy and takes the seriousness out of the day.

Thanks Lou-man for keeping me giggling always and for being such a character


Love Token 21 - Reconnecting with lost connections

This Saturday the immediate family went to visit my Aunt Nancy on my Dad's side, whom we haven't had a chance to see in the last 15 years or so, due to certain circumstances.

However, love finds a way... true love is non-judging, forgiving and forward thinking.

It was as if we all saw one another yesterday...

We had a great time, good eats, lots of laughs and a looking glass into how our Aunt is doing now.

She is happy, she is loving life and was glad to share a Saturday for Thanksgiving with her brother and his family.

Sometimes people come in and out of your life for a reason, sometimes they never return, but if they do, savour those moments for what they are "now", who that person is "today" and enjoy your time together.

Spend time with your loved ones on special occassions who really appreciate your presence and vice versa.

Thanks Aunt Nancy, Hank and Shadow for a great thanksgiving at the cottage.

We all hope to do it sooner than later


Friday, October 9, 2009

The Curse of being TOO critical in the Big Smoke

Maybe my patience has run out for the critical, judgmental and "all too knowing" individual's out there, or maybe I am just noticing more that people feel this false sense of entitlement to be so critical and judgmental towards others.

I support opinions and points of views, but personal distaste and dislike for a person who is inflicting no harm on themselves or others, but just views things through a slightly different "looking glass" is just plain shameful.

Now maybe I am being critical and judgmental (or ahem preachy)of these people, but I get this sense that Torontonians esp. Downtowners have this urge to try so hard to be something, anything, call it different, that instead of genuinely enjoying these qualities in others (which should be organic in nature), come out in a green eyed monster type of play.

Critisicm is good when it is constructive and meant to better a person you care about, criticism to display hurt out of jealousy or dislike, is not an admirable quality.

Love one another (the best you can), appreciate the differences, if something bothers you confront those issues, but realize not everyone in this world is going to agree with your point of view or even believe in it...and guess what?

That is okay.


Love Token 20 - Knit Tastic

I have embarked on a journey to learn how to knit. Another talent to add on my resume of fulfilling my life.

As the winter season approaches, distractions are key from the cold weather.

There has been some general consensus across the board that knitting can be therapeutic.
The payment towards these 4 classes is a life investment.

If my first project is successful, I'll post a pic... stay tuned

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy 140th Birthday Gandhi!!

Today marks the 140th birthday year for Gandhi.

Gandhi was born October 2nd 1869 in Porbandar, a small town on the west coast of India.
He died January 30th, 1948 at the age of 79.

Take a few moments out of your day today and refresh your memory on how powerful the act of nonviolence can be.


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection