Posted in pondering, Weekend Coffee Share

#WeekendCoffeeShare ~ WHERE did the time go?

If we were having coffee…

Come on in. Actually, lets grab a blanket and sit on the porch. It is Earth Day, so we should be out there enjoying our planet!earth day 2

Would you like a coffee or tea? 

It seems like yesterday that I was fussing about the cost of socks and wondering how I was going to adjust to my daughter living away from home.  Yet here I am with ONE MORE SLEEP until I get to go pick her up from university. I lived and she thrived!

Actually, I feel like these past several months that she’s not the only one who grew. She’s a young lady now with a hint of the little girl 😉 I feel like I’m adjusting to this new stage of ‘me’. In January I decided to make a separate blog that more of a journal and I’m enjoying my regular posts there. I’ve had a blog for my yarn art (crochet) for a while now. I find it easier to organize visually with separate blogs than having different pages here.

Can I top up your beverage? Do you want an extra blanket?

canada150_lapelpin_largeHere at Patchwork Ponderings, I’m enjoying the freedom of sharing whatever catches my interest. Did you know that Canada’s Constitution and Charter of Rights are 35 years old this week? In my Grateful for… weekly post, I shared about a neighbour cleaning our wooded area and a stranger’s kind words.

I’m still feeling the delightful surprise that she stopped me to tell me that she liked my dress. I was feeling self-conscious yet proud of me. I haven’t blogged about it on Just Breathe yet but I hit a milestone in my weight loss journey this week and that lovely stranger just put the shine on an already special week.

Thanks for stopping by. What has added to your happiness this week?  Kindly visit Nerd in the Brain to find the link up, where you’ll find more blogs to share a coffee with.



Posted in #WalkWithMe, Awareness, Celebrations, Grateful for, pondering

Grateful for a neighbour and a stranger

On one of my regular walk routes, there is a small wooded area. Over the past few months, garbage has been collecting there in the small trees and brush. It’s also quite a wet area. So I’ve been putting off cleaning it. Waiting for the land to be less mushy.

To my delight this past week someone who isn’t as la-di-da as me stood up and did something. They had spent some time on the warm, windy day to pick up several bags of garbage. 🙂 Goes to show that every day is Earth Day. 20170416_122230


My other moment was just a very brief one. I was leaving an event with my honey. It was one where I had to get dressed up. (heels, fancy dress and all) I have not dressed up that much in years! I was feeling very self-conscious, even as the night was ending. Then much to my surprise a lady who was passing by commented “I just have to say…I love your dress.” I think I thanked her. I hope I did. I just asked…my hubby says I did. 😉



I feel a very grateful and little overwhelmed by the #RAK that strangers showed me this week. I’m definitely inspired to ‘step up my game’ and spread some kindness.

What are you grateful for this week?

Colline was grateful for a woodworking workshop.


Posted in Canada, History, pondering

On This Day ~ April 17 ~ Canada’s Constitution & Charter of Rights

As an ongoing celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Library and Archives of Canada is sharing historic moments.


April 17, 1982

Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau sign the Proclamation of the Constitution Act in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canada gains full political independence from the United Kingdom with the new constitution. It is accompanied by the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Canadians.

To learn more:

Library and Archives Canada

Department of Justice Canada

Parliament of Canada

Photo of Queen Elizabeth II signing the Proclamation of the Constitution Act (1982). (Left to right:) Mr. Gerald Regan, Minister of Labour; Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister; H.M. the Queen; Mr. Michael Pitfield, Clerk of the Privy Council; Mr. Michael Kirby. Ottawa, April 17, 1982.