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We are in the middle of a long weekend here in Canada for Thanksgiving.
I thought I’d share some of the little things that have made my heart thankful lately.
Thankful For The Little Things
Our incredible weather.
This has been the nicest fall I can remember…in my entire 51 years on this earth. It is about 24 Celsius outside right now and I’m wearing shorts.
I get up early to walk the pug and this is what I saw this morning…simply gorgeous.
Homemade pumpkin pie with real whipped cream and homemade chocolate pumpkin muffins.
I took a whole plate of mini bite size pumpkin pies with whipped cream to my neighbours last night, another thing that is on my list.
Seriously, you have no idea how important this is until you don’t have them and no, I didn’t go and ask them for a photo for my blog. They think I’m weird enough. Ha ha!
Since the husband is on the other side of the world, currently in Australia, I’m happy that I have a furry kid to share my days with, even if she is incredibly demanding.
I started breaking up her evening meal into three portions just so she would get off my back at noon when she starts begging to be fed again. I didn’t realize my dog can count. She knows two more meals are coming and won’t stop begging until she gets that third one safely in her belly.
My new computer.
I hate that I had to replace my old one but I’m happy that the migration of files was painless and I’m now working away on the new machine which is lighter and faster than the old one.
Because without it I’d simply go nuts. My husband and I usually talk twice a day for about an hour or more each time. We schedule our days to fit it in and with a 12 or 15 hour time difference that can be challenging but we do it.
Every day I am grateful for my body taking me through life.
My fibromyalgia has been ramping up the more I age but I am refusing to surrender to it.
A Good Laugh
With all of the horrible headlines bombarding us daily I cherish a funny show or program.
I enjoyed Maron – Too Real a few weeks ago and laughed so much I think I’ll watch it again.
Last week I watched Big Mouth on Netflix and it is simply hilarious!
If you are a bit of a prude and gratuitous swearing makes your ears bleed this isn’t for you but if you like to laugh really hard while learning about human sexuality I suggest you give it a try.
The first episode was watchable but then after the second I think I binge watched another three they were so funny.
I ripped through the whole season in a week and was a bit depressed afterwards that it finished so quickly, I should have savoured it more slowly.
And because this is a style blog I’ll include some photos of clothes…because duh…
I LOVE ’em!
I wore this a few weeks back when we had some cooler days.
What are you thankful for today?
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday.
Unsustainable Business Buy More The Cost Of Consumption
Did you know that a five year old computer is considered “vintage”? A computer older than six years is considered obsolete. That means parts will no longer be made available should you try to simply have your machine repaired rather than buy a brand new one.
How often do you think you should need to replace your computer?
I’m from the generation that believes big purchase items such as a computer should last around ten years. In the past a fridge could last twenty five years, now you are expected to replace your fridge after ten years. All appliances are now made to only last around ten years and apparently computers are only meant to last five years.
I had no idea that my computer would already be considered obsolete at the tender age of six. My old computer had special upgrades and one of them was the graphics card which they no longer make.
Do you ever think about the sustainability of our world?
For every computer that must be replaced one more ends up in the garbage heap.
This animated clip says it all…
Not only is it a way for large corporations to keep lining their pockets over consumption is systematically destroying the earth.
How do I segway from this important topic into photos of me wearing a pretty reclaimed secondhand dress?
I rescued this perfectly good dress from winding up in the garbage.
I like to believe that is a small step in the right direction.
This dress will soon be available in my Etsy store. Size small/medium.
I was very disappointed to learn that computers are meant to be replaced so quickly.
I know that people often replace their phones every year which is also ridiculous to me.
I’m hoping to have my new computer early next week. I couldn’t even walk out of the store with one because I require more storage and their new systems are “closed” which means once you buy the computer it’ll never be opened again, they have to add the extra storage when the computer is made. Closed systems (aka never-to-be-repaired) ensure that Apple will be getting more cash in the future.
What are your feelings about a society fuelled by consumption?
Does it ever weigh on your conscience?
Linking up with Hat Attack